Nov. 1, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The Alabama rowing team heads to Chattanooga, Tenn. to compete in the Head of the Hooch on Saturday and Sunday on the Tennessee River.
"There are going to be a lot of NCAA Division I teams that are going to be at the Head of the Hooch," UA head coach Larry Davis said. "So we want to see from our lineups is are we getting the right thing from them and are we performing at a level that will keep us in the hunt come springtime."
The Head of the Hooch is one of the largest regattas worldwide, with over 2,000 boats racing in the span of two days. The intense level of competition will prepare the Tide for the tough spring season.
On Saturday, the Crimson Tide has entered two boats in both the Championship 8+ and College and Club Novice 8+ races as well as the Championship 4+ and the Championship 2x races. On Sunday, Alabama will put two boats in the Open 2- and five boats in the Open 8+ races.
Over the two days of last year's Head of the Hooch, Alabama posted nine top-20 finishes, including three in the top 10 and a bronze medal in the Open 8+.
The Chattanooga-based regatta will close out the fall portion of the UA rowing team's fall season.