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April 13, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio- The No. 3 Ohio State rowing team’s first varsity 8 boat, which has not beaten a Michigan first varsity 8 boat in six years, found the result all-too-familiar at the Buckeye Invitational today. The Ohio State first varsity 8 won its morning race over Michigan State and Texas with a time of six minutes, 29.60 seconds but could not overcome Michigan in the afternoon. The Wolverines finished with a time of 6:14.98, 2.76 seconds ahead of the second-place Buckeyes.

The second varsity 8 boat had a strong day winning its races over Texas and Michigan State in the morning at a time of 6:37.60 and beating Michigan and Cincinnati in the afternoon at 6:30.24. The Michigan boat they defeated was the reigning Big Ten Boat of the Week. The first and second novice 8 boats and second varsity 4 also won races, with the second varsity four winning its races in both the morning and afternoon.

Andy Teitelbaum, Ohio State head coach, was happy with what he saw from his entire team Saturday.

“The lower boats, I thought, raced really well,” Teitelbaum said, “(It was) better than they had raced earlier and they showed good speed. The varsity ‘B’ beating Michigan was a great sign for us and even the varsity 4 raced a great race.”

The first varsity 8 boat improves to 10-2 on the season as the entire Buckeye squad now will prepare for their next race April 20 in Bloomington, Ind. against Tulsa and Indiana University.

Morning Session Second Novice 8, Race 2 Michigan State 7:08.57 Ohio State 7:11.23

First Novice 8, Race 2 Ohio State 6:57.28 Texas 7:00.73 Michigan State 7:10.00

Second Varsity 4, Race 2 Ohio State 7:41.58 Michigan State 8:01.46

First Varsity 4, Race 2 Michigan State 7:27.75 Ohio State 7:34.99 Texas 7:36.95

Second Varsity 8, Race 2 Ohio State 6:37.60 Texas 6:39.30 Michigan State 6:43.02

First Varsity 8, Race 2 Ohio State 6:29.60 Michigan State 6:31.32 Texas 6:36.68

Afternoon Session Second Novice 8, Race 2 Ohio State 7:12.84 Michigan 7:31.42

First Novice 8, Race 2 Michigan 7:00.02 Ohio State 7:04.84 Cincinnati 8:04.65

Second Varsity 4, Race 2 Ohio State 7:30.55 Michigan 7:50.19 Cincinnati 8:04.94

First Varsity 4, Race 2 Michigan 7:19.64 Ohio State 7:24.87 Cincinnati 7:45.44

Second Varsity 8, Race 2 Ohio State 6:30.24 Michigan 6:31.00 Cincinnati 6:54.19

First Varsity 8, Race 2 Michigan 6:14.98 Ohio State 6:17.74 Cincinnati 6:41.98