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UNG Rowing Club outperforming larger teams

UNG Rowing Club
Members of the UNG Rowing Club.

The University of North Georgia Rowing Club is now in its second year of competition. In November, the club competed at the Head of the South regatta in Augusta, Ga., and its team placed second in men's champ double scull, fourth in the mixed open double scull, sixth in the men's club/college novice 4-plus, and 13th in the mixed open 4-plus.

As a smaller program with only 10 members competing against more-experienced college crews of 20 or more members, the UNG club is open to anyone who is interested. No experience is necessary to join. Founded in 1995 as a way to promote the 1996 Olympic rowing events that where held on Lake Lanier, the club became inactive soon after. The club was revived by Nathan Mahan in 2011.

The team practices on the Yahoola Reservoir in Dahlonega, and operates as part of the Recreational Sports program. The club is funded from the Student Government Association, dues, and donations; members raised more than $1,000 in donations this year.

UNG Rowing Club spring 2013 season top results:

  • 1st place: North Georgia Ergometer sprints, women's open 2,000-meter
  • 1st place: North Georgia Ergometer sprints, mixed relay
  • 3rd place: Atlanta Ergometer sprints, women's coxswain 1,000-meter
  • 3rd place: Atlanta Ergometer sprints, women's open 500
  • 3rd place: Atlanta Ergometer sprints, men's coxswain 1,000-meter
  • 3rd place: Lake Lanier sprints, women's open 2,000-meter
  • 3rd place: Lake Lanier sprints, men's novice 4-plus

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