The 15th Annual Milwaukee River Challenge will splash into town again this Saturday, September 19th, with racing along the Menomonee
and Milwaukee Rivers from 9am to 2:00pm. Last year included 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.
In the Men's Open 8 event, the Milwaukee School of Engineering briefly overtook the Men's National Team with brilliant bladework
one half way through the race at the sharp turn at the junction of the Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers. However, the national
team prevailed with a final time under 15 minutes for the 3 mile course. MSOE finished in 15:31 minutes.
of Wisconsin women dominated the Women's Open 8 event with boats finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The University of Wisconsin also
finished first in the Women's Open 4.