Rowing News: Ivy League Women’s Rowing Championship will be held in Worcester MA in 2023 during the Eastern Sprints
After the Dad Vails moved the 2023 regatta to Camden earlier this year, several NCAA automatic qualifier regattas found themselves without a venue; The Ivy Championship is the first to officially announce a replacement regatta venue and will hold the 2023 event concurrently with the EARC Men’s Eastern Sprints on May 14 in Worcester, MA. See the Ivy League press release below.
“We are incredibly grateful to EARC, and in particular to Gary Caldwell and Patrick Diggins, for welcoming our championship to this year’s EARC Sprints,” said Robin Harris, Executive Director of the Ivy League.
“The league looks forward to adding to an already competitive atmosphere and showcasing our talented student athletes throughout the day. I would also like to thank our coaches and administrators for their communication and collaboration to determine a location in a very tight window of opportunity.”
The Ivy League is consistently one of the top rowing leagues in the country with a long history of national success and is poised to follow on from a season that saw four Ivies finish in the top 12 at last year’s NCAA championship.
“The Intercollegiate Rowing Association is excited to add the 2023 Ivy League Women’s Rowing Championship to the Eastern Sprints,” said Gary Caldwell, Intercollegiate Rowing Association Commissioner. “May 14 will be the most competitive single day of collegiate racing on the spring racing calendar. Without question, Lake Quinsigamond will be the place to be to see the absolute best in collegiate rowing!”
“We are excited to add the Ivy League Women’s Rowing Championship to our schedule of championship events this spring,” said Patrick Diggins, President of the Quinsigamond Rowing Association. “It’s a tribute to our dedicated corps of volunteers that high-profile events like the Ivy League Championship celebrate Lake Quinsigamond’s rowing experience and history.”
The change comes after the league was told that its traditional championship venue – Cooper River Park – is unavailable this year due to another regatta.