This season the teams competed at a new location on the Des Moines River and in a new racing format. With Drake’s new Bright-Beckwith Boathouse (1300 Prospect Road, Des Moines, Iowa, 50310) in Prospect Park, the teams raced each other on a 650-meter sprint course off the program’s boat dock. The teams competed in three official races, varsity 8+, 2nd varsity 8+ and varsity 4+, in a best of three flights format for each race. Check back to www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com later for Drake’s spring schedule.Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – Creighton edged the Drake University rowing team on Saturday morning (Nov. 4) in the annual fall duel between the two rivals. The annual matchup celebrated its 25th year and it always concludes the fall season for Drake. Creighton won two out of the three official races to claim the trophy awarded to the champion. The Bluejays were victorious in both flights of the 2nd varsity 8+ and the varsity 4+ to retain the trophy for the second-straight year. The Bulldogs’ varsity 8+ boat won both of their flights. Exhibition races, novice 8+ and 2nd varsity 4+, occurred after the official races. Drake’s novice 8 won both of its flights while the varsity 4+ lost both of its flights.