chula vista elite athlete training center

chula vista elite athlete training center

Minnesota Rowing Triumphs at CVEATC Training Camp, Sets Tone for Spring Season Opener

By Nick Gasparro

Chula Vista, CA – From March 4th to March 10th, 2024, the University of Minnesota Women’s Rowing Team embarked on an intensive training camp at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (CVEATC). With a team of 51 athletes and staff members in attendance, the rowers immersed themselves in a week-long regimen aimed at honing their skills and building team cohesion for the upcoming season.

Nestled within the state-of-the-art facilities of CVEATC, “The Gophers” as they are commonly reffered to, had access to a myriad of resources essential for elite athletic development. The team utilized the boathouse and pristine lake for on-water training sessions, while also taking advantage of the strength and conditioning center to fine-tune their physical prowess. Additionally, the center provided conducive meeting spaces for strategy discussions and a dining hall that catered to their nutritional needs with breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings. For accommodations, the rowers rested in the center’s comfortable dormitories, ensuring they were well-rested and prepared for each day’s challenges.

The culmination of their training camp was a dual meet against Gonzaga, held on March 10th, marking the commencement of their spring competition schedule. Facing off against a formidable opponent, the Golden Gophers demonstrated their readiness to compete at the highest level.

Gonzaga, known for its dominance in the West Coast Conference with eight consecutive titles, presented a significant challenge to the Minnesota team. However, armed with the skills honed during their intensive training camp, the Golden Gophers approached the competition with confidence and determination.

In a thrilling display of athleticism and teamwork, Minnesota Rowing emerged victorious, clinching three out of the five official races against the Bulldogs. This triumph not only showcased the team’s individual talents but also underscored their collective strength and resilience as they navigated the challenges of competitive collegiate rowing.

As they basked in the glory of their victory at CVEATC, the University of Minnesota Women’s Rowing Team set the tone for what promises to be an exciting and successful spring season. With their sights set on further achievements, the Golden Gophers remain steadfast in their pursuit of excellence both on and off the water.

For more information on the University of Minnesota Women’s Rowing Team, follow the link below:

2023-24 Women’s Rowing Roster