The Milwaukee River Challenge

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The 15th Annual Milwaukee River Challenge splashed into town again this Saturday, September 19, 2015 with racing along the Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers with more than 900 participants. The 3-mile Challenge started at 25th and Canal Streets on the Menomonee River and proceeded east to the junction with the Milwaukee River, where crews navigated a 90 degree angle turn as they headed north toward the finish line at Schlitz Park, just below Pleasant Street. Spectators enjoyed the race from more than a dozen bridges that dotted the course and offered spectators intimate views of the racing and blade work.
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 slower.
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.
Complete results can be viewed here.
For more information on the Milwaukee River Challenge, contact Alyssa Remington, Race Director,  608.658.6175
2015 Race Photos
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Schedule of Events
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Video of the Course
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2015  Winners