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Sunday, July 03, 2011

WHU MBA Team wins again annual rowing competition

Students of the "WHU MBA Class of 2012" pulled ahead once more and won the trophy for the 4th time in a row at the 6th "German MBA Rowing Race" versus the MBA students of Mannheim Business School.

The WHU rowing team increased the rating again this year in an exciting race to defend the title. This year WHU was the host for this annual rowing competition and both schools met at the river Moselle for this competition.

A famous model for the "German MBA Rowing Race" is the prestigious duel of the elite universities Cambridge and Oxford, carried out since 1829. About 250,000 spectators border the race watersides every year. Such a response and support can only be a dream for the German business schools – however, the MBA students in their rowing boats mobilized quite an impressive number of fans, and also passers-by got curious and cheered for the rowers.

The international WHU team (two men teams and one women team) trained since April on the river Moselle in order to be well prepared for the rowing competition. The training sessions usually took place in the early morning hours before lectures. After the races and the award ceremony, both teams celebrated the day with a barbeque at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.