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Regatta notebook: Rowing Magazine names Oklahoma City a top city for rowing

Oklahoma City was named in the newly released issue of Rowing Magazine as one of the top cities for rowing in the country, along with Boston, Philadelphia, Richmond, Va., Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area.
by Ed Godfrey Published: September 29, 2012
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Flores was the only athlete from Mexico in the regatta.

MEN'S ELITE EIGHT

OKC's United States Training Center crew, which included Olympian Tom Peszek, won the elite eight race with a time of a 12:50.55.

Tom Peszek and his partner, Silas Stafford, finished eighth in the London Olympics.

Finishing second was another OKC Training Center boat which featured three other Olympians, Robin Prendes, Will Newell and Will Daley.

COLLEGIATE RACES

Harvard won the men's collegiate eight in a time of 12:58.87 while boats from Oklahoma City University placed second and third.

It was the third time Harvard has won the Norick Cup at the regatta.

In the men's four, the University of Texas was the champ with a time of 15:44.64, while crews from OCU were second and third.

In the women's four, Stanford was the winner in a time of 16:12.99. Clemson was second and the University of Oklahoma was third.

SUNDAY'S RACING

Racing begins Sunday at 8 a.m. and concludes at noon on the Oklahoma River.

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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