Oklahoma City was named in the newly released issue of Rowing Magazine as one of the top cities for rowing in the country.
Oklahoma City was one of the magazine's top picks along with Boston, Philadelphia, Richmond, Va., Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area.
“The rowing community has done its utmost to make rowing mainstream and it's starting to pay dividends,” the magazine stated about Oklahoma City.
CLEMSON KNOCKS OFF THE CARDINAL
Stanford women's eight crew, which has won the Ackerman Cup three of the last four years in the Head of the Oklahoma, was upset Saturday by Clemson University, which rowed the 4-kilometer course in 14:42.53.
Clemson, competing in the regatta for the first time, defeated the Cardinal by six seconds. The University of Oklahoma finished third with a time of 14:59.57.
MEXICO ROWER WINS JUNIORS RACE
The results of junior men's single event had an international flavor. Juan Flores, 18, of Mexico finished first in a time of 16:52.68.
The United States' Clayton Mathiew, of the Stanford Rowing Center, was second while Canada's Connor Vogt of the Winnipeg Rowing Club was third.
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.
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.
Racing begins Sunday at 8 a.m. and concludes at noon on the Oklahoma River.