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Rowing Opens Fall Competition at Yinzer Cup

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (October 25, 2021) – The West Virginia University rowing team opened its fall season on Saturday, October 23, competing at the Yinzer Cup, hosted by Robert Morris.

The race occurred on the Ohio River in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, on a course of approximately 2500m in a time trial format in which crews crossed the starting line one at a time racing the clock. The Varsity 4+s raced first, followed by the Varsity 8+s.

“The first competition of the season is always a good point to assess how our overall training is progressing,” WVU rowing coach Jimmy King said. “While we’re regularly checking our training markers throughout the season, competition provides another valuable layer of assessment. In our case, we’re primarily interested in assessing how well we execute in racing relative to what we have been doing in training. While our crews raced well in that context, we certainly have much to work on, much progress that can be made, and that’s exciting!”

Lineups (listed bow to stern, Coxswain)

• A8+: Katherine Capitan, Samantha Perro, Ryleigh Williams, Kileigh Lade, Danielle Shuttleworth, Allyson George,

           Lydia Nicolai, Laurna Atkins, Coxswain – Emily DeGlopper

• B8+: Anna Gall, Michaela Pulick, Katherine McMullen, Ashlea Clark, Kaira Lay, Grace Cronen, Abigail Yingling,

           Megan Casner, Coxswain – Sydney VanAuken

• A4+: Yingling, Nicolai, Atkins, Casner, Coxswain – VanAuken

• B4+: Clark, Lade, Cronen, George, Coxswain – Harkins

• C4+: Capitan, Lindung, Williams, Gall, Coxswain – DeGlopper



• Won by Canisius B in 9:38.8 among 13 entries.

• WVU B 4th in 9:55.5

• WVU C 5th in 9:57.5

• WVU A 7th in 9:58.9


• Won by WVU B in 8:45.8 among 10 entries.

• WVU A was unable to complete the race due to equipment damage.

Team Points:

1st – West Virginia        38

2nd – Duquesne             36

3rd – Robert Morris       35

4th – Canisius                28

5th – George Mason      28

2021 Fall Schedule

November 6 (Sat.) – Novice Only – Head of the Occoquan, Fairfax Stations, Va. (Sandy Run Regional Park)

November 12 (Fri.) – WVU vs. Duquesne; Morgantown, W.Va. (Monongahela River)

Press Release: WVU Athletic Department

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