University of Chicago Rowing Team in Paris

Five students from the University of Chicago participated in the Traversée de Paris on Sunday, September 25. They were the sixth UChicago Crew team to participate in this event.

This year the team was composed of:

Eleanor Carpenter
Diego Bejarano Rayo
Elizabeth McClafferty
Rileigh Luczak
Jendayi Jones

The team arrived in Paris on Thursday and met their French host families at the Center in Paris in the evening after having explored Paris during the day. They practiced on the Marne River on Saturday with members of the Aviron Marne & Joinville Club and participated in the Traversée de Paris on Sunday.

The participation of the UChicago rowing team in the Traversée de Paris was part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Sister City agreement between Paris and Chicago.

Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, commented on UChicago Crew’s participation on her Twitter account.

The participation of our rowing team was also mentioned on the Ville de Paris website.

In October, 22 rowers from the rowing club of Joinville le Pont will participate in the Chicago River Marathon. This will be the first time a foreign team will participate in this event.