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Wisconsin Rowing

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Spent the last weekend in Madison for the first and only race of the season on Lake Mendota at the UW campus. Other than a practice last fall I've never covered this type of event before. I did put a few miles on trying to get different angles and spots on the 2000m course.

This was the novice team vs Iowa with both eight man boats and four man boats. Each race lasts around 7 to 8 minutes so you pick a spot and that is where you shoot for that race. Speeds reach about 11mph or a bit more.

All shots handheld with Mark IIN and 300/2.8 + 1.4TC and 50D with 70-200/2.8. Shot in Av with 1/3 to 2/3 EC at f5.6 and ISO 400.

#1 While not the best shot I kind of was waiting for the coach's boat to get in line with the capitol in the background.


#2 Rowing out for warm ups, they strap in their feet when they get away from the dock.


#3 Waiting at the start line.


#4 Race is on.


#5 Some of the four's racing.




#7 Tremendous amount of power!


#8 Down the course approaching just under half way.


#9 Line up in a row.


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I think they swept all the races Ken. It was a tremendously fun thing watch. Anyone who enjoys water and boats, which likely is most folks in Minnesota would very likely have an enjoyable time seeing this in person.

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I would guess that would be a little cold this time of year also. I know my brother runs in the Iron Man race in Wisconsin in October and he tells me the 2.5 mile swim is quite cold in October. I think it would be fun to watch though.

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She rowed in an eight. She is in the 7 seat in this shot. The eight seat is next to the coxwain so third person from the left. It was a bit chilly, low 40's but there was no wind so it was actually a very nice day.


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