2015 Milwaukee River Challenge Results
Milwaukee River Challenge – Photo by Wendy Cruz
Milwaukee River Challenge Recap
September 19th marked the 15th Annual Milwaukee River Challenge! This is a parent favorite because of the amazing views you can find from multiple bridges on the course. The rain cleared up on the drive and it turned into a beautiful day for rowing! Because of the challenging course and bridges, this is a Varsity only event.
Some of Camp Randall’s biggest competitors were at the race, so it is a great benchmark/preview for the rest of the season! Our boats were hot on the heels of our competition, and our Women’s 4, Men’s 4, and Women’s 8 placed in the top five of their races! We had 14 boats total make the trip down the racecourse, all had competitive races and pulled their hearts out. The National team made an appearance and raced their men’s and women’s boat against each other, such a cool experience!
The races ran an hour or so behind schedule, which can be frustrating for rowers, parents, and coaches, but everyone had fantastic attitudes and kept the competitive spirit going all day. Thank you to all of our parent volunteers and drivers who made the trip a success! These events could not happen without you!