April 20, 2002
COLUMBUS, Ohio– The No. 4 Ohio State rowing team continued to display itself as a national power as it swept all competition at the Indiana Invitational Saturday. The Buckeyes were challenged all morning by varsity boats from Indiana as well as club boats from Chicago, Marquette and Northwestern, but no team could overcome the Buckeyes. The only Buckeye boat not to win its race was the second varsity 8 which finished second only behind OSU’s first varsity 8.
The first varsity 8 finished with a time of six minutes, 32.1 seconds, nine seconds ahead of the Buckeye second varsity eight (6:41.9) and 32 seconds ahead of Indiana (7:04.9), its nearest competition. The Buckeye first and second varsity 4 and first and second novice 8 boats all posted victories as well.
“I’m especially pleased with the way the novices are racing,” Andy Teitelbaum, Ohio State head coach, said. “Indiana’s first novice 8 was a good boat and that is a really good win for us. That’s two weeks in a row now that they’ve beaten other Big Ten competition. “
The Buckeye’s record improves to 11-2 on the season as they will now take a week off from competition to prepare for the Big Ten championship to be held May 4 in East Lansing, Mich. Teitelbaum said the team will train this coming week and then rest before the big competition.
“We’re at a pretty difficult time in our training cycle,” Teitelbaum said. “We’re gonna work hard for a couple of days and then start to rest and get ready to be (in good condition) when we get to the championships.”
First Novice 8 Ohio State 7:01.4 Indiana 7:08.8 Chicago 7:42.4 Marquette 7:57.3
First Varsity 8 Ohio State 1V8 6:32.1 Ohio State 2V8 6:41.9 Indiana 7:04.9 Marquette 7:23.9
First Varsity 4 Ohio State 7:28.3 Northwestern 7:36.1 Indiana 8:00.7 Marquette 8:48.6
Second Varsity 4 Ohio State 7:32.6 Chicago 7:50.9 Northwestern 8:16.4
Second Novice 8 Ohio State 7:12.6 Indiana 7:29.8 Marquette 8:27.2