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Varsity - May 3, 2012

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INSIDE ROWING BY CHARLIE HEALY @BadgerRowing MAY 13 SCHEDULE Women Big Ten Championships Men Eastern Sprints Lightweight Women Cherry Hill, N.J. Women's Eastern Sprints has worked. It's an amazing place." The Wisconsin DNR was instru- mental in the regatta's success. With the weather forecast on Lake Men- dota looking bad, Clark approached the DNR just days before the regatta. In just a few short days, a plan was in place that moved the race, five teams, boats and equipment 50 miles north. "The DNR and park staff were in- credibly helpful and they were go-go- go from the start," Clark said. "They have been great every step of the way." Badgers take Devil's in Madison last Saturday, men's head coach Chris Clark knew he had to find an alternative venue to host a regatta. W Devil's Lake State Park proved to be the perfect venue. While a light rain still followed the Badgers north, 46 » VARSITY MAY 3, 2012 hen heavy wind and rain was anticipated Lake by storm State Park fills in perfectly as temporary home rough rowing conditions were nowhere to be found. The wind was shielded by the surrounding bluffs and, despite off-and-on rain throughout the day, condi- tions — and the setting — were perfect. "Devil's Lake is impres- sive," Clark said. "I am really happy how well the venue Goal: Conference title » All three teams have this weekend off before the conference champi- onship races next weekend. The No. 9 openweight women will contend for a Big Ten title, while the No. 2 lightweight women and No. 6 men will race for titles in the EAWRC. The openweight women finished third last year after winning the Big Ten in 2010. The lightweight women will look to win their sixth- straight team trophy at the East- ern Sprints, while the men hope to improve on a third-place team fin- ish last year. Indianapolis, Ind. Worcester, Mass.

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