The University of Alabama rowing team opened the 2016 spring season with a sweep against Eastern Michigan on Saturday morning on the Black Warrior River where the Crimson Tide came in first in each event.
There is nothing more important in rowing than team chemistry, and no one knows this better than University of Alabama head coach Larry Davis. “In the last three or four years we have gotten a better understanding of what it takes to be a high level division-one team,” Davis said.
The University of Alabama women’s rowing team won two medals and turned in several top ten finishes in its fall finale at the Head of the Hooch Regatta in Chattanooga, Tennessee. “The team finished the fall with a strong overall showing at the Head of the Hooch," head coach Larry Davis said.
The University of Alabama women’s rowing team will wrap up its fall portion of the season with the Head of the Hooch Regatta this weekend in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This is the team’s third regatta so far this year, and head coach Larry Davis likes what he has seen from the team so far this season. “Sometimes in the past we haven’t been able to execute at the level we wanted to, and so far this fall we have done that in both of the races we’ve gone to,” Davis said.
Alabama’s rowing team placed both its boats in the top 20 in the Head of the Charles Regatta. The Crimson Tide finished in sixth place and in 20th place out of 38 boats. The Tide was unable to earn automatic qualifying times for next year’s regatta, but coach Larry Davis was pleased with the team’s performance. “We didn’t qualify both boats for next year’s event but we were only about one place and a few second shy with our second boat,” said Davis.
For many of the rowers on the University of Alabama’s women’s rowing team, the sport is an intense physical and mental challenge.
The Crimson Tide won four events and medaled 11 boats Saturday in the Chattanooga Head Race in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The race was the first of the season for the Alabama, and coach Larry Davis was pleased with his team’s performance. “I think we had a really solid team performance," Davis said. "We had great performances from everybody.
After what coach Larry Davis called a successful weekend at the Knecht Cup Regatta, the Alabama rowing team has one final race before the Big 12 championships (The Crimson Tide competes in the Big 12 in rowing, which is not sponsored by the SEC).