The 16th Annual Milwaukee River Challenge will splash into town again this Saturday, September 17, 2016 with racing along the
Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers with more than 900 participants. The 3-mile Challenge starts at 25th and Canal Streets on
the Menomonee River and proceeds east to the junction with the Milwaukee River, where crews will navigate a 90 degree angle turn as
they headed north toward the finish line at Schlitz Park, just below Pleasant Street. Spectators can enjoye the race from more than
a dozen bridges that dot the course and offer spectators intimate views of the racing and blade work.
Last year, the Men's National Team lost a skeg prior to their race and used a borrowed boat to race with the Women's National Team.
The men gave the women a substantial early start and were still behind the women at the junction of the Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers.
However, the men prevailed with a final time of 14:35 for the 3 mile course. The women finished approximately 30 seconds
The University of Wisconsin women dominated the Women's Open 8 event with boats finishing 1st and 2nd. The University
of Wisconsin also finished first in the Women's Open 4. MSOE finished first in the men's 4.