March 21, 2006
BOAT OF THE WEEK
WISCONSIN FIRST VARSITY EIGHT
Defeated: Texas, Miami (Fla.), Duke and Kansas State at the Longhorn Invitational
Notes: Wisconsin's eighth-ranked First Varsity Eight earns Boat of the Week honors after recording a 4-0 mark at the Longhorn Invitational in Austin, Texas last weekend. The Badgers kicked off the 2006 season by defeating Texas and Duke, two teams who are currently receiving votes in the USRowing/CRCA Coaches Preseason Poll. Wisconsin finished the 2,000-meter course in 6:36.98, .97 seconds ahead of the Longhorns before beating the Blue Devils by 1.4 seconds (6:38.2). The Badgers finished the competition by recording victories over Miami and Kansas State with times of 6:41.4 and 6:40.7, respectively. This is the second weekly accolade for Wisconsin's First Varsity Eight boat as the 2000 foursome earned the honor on April 25.