Is it easier for women to be recruited as a lightweight or heavyweight?
My initial thought would be that it’s easier to be recruited as a heayweight simply because there are more programs available. Nearly every single school that has a women’s rowing program is openweight. There are maybe only a handful of schools that have lightweight programs though. If you’re borderline lightweight though and pull sub-par heavyweight times but decent lightweight times, the coaches may suggest transitioning to lightweight to better increase your chances.