COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 10th-ranked Ohio State rowing team will embark upon a busy weekend when it first travels to Derby, Conn., for the Eisenberg Cup Saturday before heading to Boston, Mass., for the Charles River Challenge Sunday.
The Buckeyes recently concluded a successful regatta winning 11 of 12 races in the Big Ten Duals April 9 on the Scioto River in Columbus, Ohio.
Buckeye Boat Line Up
Coxswain: Kristin DiJosie
Coxswain: MacKenzie Pecor
Coxswain: Samantha Getz
Coxswain: Erika Benford
Buckeye Snapshot So far in 2011, Ohio State has won 19 of 29 races outright for a .655 winning percentage. The First Varsity Four owns the best team record at 7-1. Not far behind are the Second Varsity Eight and Four with 6-1 marks.
*2011 Boat Records First Varsity Eight: 5-2 Second Varsity Eight: 6-1 First Varsity Four: 7-1 Second Varsity Four: 6-1 First Novice Eight: 3-2 Second Novice Eight: 3-6
*For non-dual races, a team is credited with a win if they finish second
Fast Start With a 6-1 overall record, the Second Varsity Four has won four races outright. With those four wins, the 2V4 has won its races by an average of 29.6 seconds. Following a 6.6 second win over Michigan March 26, the Buckeyes have dominated their competition, proceeding to win by more than 25 seconds. Against Clemson in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, the Second Varsity Four won by 28.7 seconds. The following week vs. Iowa and Louisville in the Big Ten Duals, the 2V4 crossed the finish line 36.8 and 46.3 seconds ahead of the Cardinals and Hawkeyes, respectively.
What’s at Stake The Buckeyes will row on the Housatonic River in Derby, Conn., Saturday against No. 11 Yale and No. 1 Princeton. All three teams were NCAA contenders a season ago.
Who’s Who The Charles River Challenge, hosted Boston University, will feature many of the top teams in collegiate women’s rowing. In addition to the No. 10 Buckeyes, Northeastern, Dartmouth, Radcliffe, Syracuse, No. 10 Louisville and Minnesota will compete on the Charles River.
Buckeyes in the Rankings
The Buckeyes fell one spot to No. 10 in the latest CRCA/USRowing rankings released April 13. CRCA/USRowing Women’s NCAA Division I Rankings
Team (1st-place Votes) TotalVotes Previous Week 1. Princeton (22) 4621 2. Virginia (3) 440 2 3. USC 424 3 4. California 423 4 5.Stanford 404 5 6. Brown 382 6 7. Washington 310 7 8. Michigan State288 8 9. Wisconsin 261 10t 10. Ohio State 257 9 11. Yale 253 10t12. Cornell 249 13 13. Clemson 221 12 14. Michigan 164 14 15.Washington State 149 15 16. Harvard 130 18 17. UCLA 107 16 18.Texas 94 17 19. Oklahoma 49 20 20. Louisville 44 NR
A Look Back Ninth-ranked Ohio State hosted the Big Ten Duals April 9 on the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir. The Buckeyes had a successful afternoon winning 11 of 12 races. The duals were divided between a morning and afternoon session. Ohio State raced against Louisville and Bucknell in the morning and Iowa and Rhode Island during the afternoon session. Full Recap
Quite the Field The Buckeyes have not shied away from tough competition this season. So far in 2011, Ohio State has or will face seven teams that competed in the NCAA championships last year. The Scarlet and Gray already have rowed against Clemson, Michigan and Virginia. This weekend, Ohio State, Princeton and Yale will compete for the Eisenberg Cup, while Michigan State and Washington State will visit Columbus later this month.
Check Them Out Although Ohio State is on the road this weekend, fans can still check out the Buckeyes two more times this spring on the Scioto River. Ohio State will host Michigan and Michigan State at 9 a.m. April 23 in a two-session regatta. The following day April 24, the Scarlet and Gray will welcome Washington State for a 9 a.m. start.
The Big Ten Championships The 2011 Big Ten Championships have moved to a neutral site in Indianapolis, Ind., and will take place at Eagle Creek Park Sunday May 15. The championships will air on the Big Ten Network on tape delay at noon ET May 28.