Rowing Will End Fall Season at the Rivanna Romp This Weekend

November 09, 2012
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Nov. 9, 2012

NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion University rowing team will complete their fall season this Sunday, Nov. 11 as they will compete in the Rivanna Romp in Charlottesville, Va.

The Romp is hosted by the defending national champions UVA. In fact, Virginia’s rowing team has won two national championships in the past three years.

This marks the third regatta for ODU during this fall season. Head coach Daniel Garbutt and his Lady Monarchs have already experienced great success against some of the nation’s stiffest competition throughout the previous two weekends.

Old Dominion started out the season at the Head of the Schuylkill, where they won the Commodore Cup by finishing first in the Frosh/Novice 8+ race. The Lady Monarchs also placed third out of 38 boats in the Open Four race.

The following weekend at the Head of the Hooch, ODU’s freshmen struck again by taking gold in the Frosh/Novice 8+ race as they finished in front of the 49 other competing boats. Old Dominion also won silver medals for their performance in the Lightweight 4+ race.

After the Rivanna Romp, Old Dominion does not have any scheduled events until March 9-15, where the Lady Monarchs will be in Austin, Texas for Spring Training. ODU will host the Tar Heels of UNC on March 23, 2013 in Norfolk, Va.