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May 1, 2004

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State rowing team finished third overall at the 2004 Big Ten Championships Saturday at MacBride Lake in Iowa City, Iowa. The No. 1 Buckeyes’ first varsity eight was upset by No. 10 Michigan by two seconds in the Grand Final.

Ohio State finished with 112 points, behind first-place Michigan (128) and second-place Wisconsin (115). The Wolverines clinched their second consecutive Big Ten title as they finished first in the first varsity eight final.

“The team is horribly disappointed,” Andy Teitelbaum, Ohio State head coach, said. “We had the opportunity to win going into the last race, with a boat that hasn’t lost all season, but we were not able to get it done. I congratulate Michigan on its great performance.”

After placing first in the morning session, the first varsity eight fell by two seconds to Michigan in the final race of the day. Michigan finished with a time of 6:48.4 and Ohio State finished at 6:50.4.

The second varsity eight placed fourth overall with a time of 7:15.7 in the Grand Final. The boat was defeated by Michigan (7:01.3), Michigan State (7:02.4) and Wisconsin (7:10.2). The boat finished second in the morning with a time of 6:51.3.

The first varsity four had a strong morning finishing first in Heat 1 and continued their success into the afternoon, clinching the conference title in the Grand Final with a time of 7:44.5. The boat defeated Wisconsin by 1.2 seconds, Michigan State by 3.7 seconds and Michigan by 12.1 seconds.

The second varsity four took third place in Heat 1 of the morning session with a time of 7:58.5 to place in the Petite Final for the afternoon. The second varsity four took first place in the Petite Final to finish fifth overall. Ohio State completed the race in 8:05.2. Iowa came in second at 8:35.4 and Indiana followed at 8:48.6. The first novice eight finished first in the Petite Final in the afternoon session with a time of 7:21.6 to finish fifth overall. The boat defeated Iowa by 2.5 seconds and Indiana by 6.6 seconds.

The second novice eight took fourth place in the Grand Final with a time of 7:20.4. The boat was defeated by Wisconsin (7:10.5), Minnesota (7:11.0) and Michigan State (7:16.3). The boat finished third in Heat 1 of the morning session with time of 7:34.4.

Following the racing, four Buckeyes were named to the All-Big Ten teams. Senior Tatiana Grigorieva (Moscow, Russia) and junior Diana Albrecht (Dresden, Germany) both received First Team All-Big Ten honors, while senior Susi Wesenburg (Rostock, Germany) and Ashley Orr (Dublin, Ohio) were named to the second team.

The Buckeyes will have a weekend off before they attempt to claim their second consecutive Central/South Region Championship title May 15-16 in Oak Ridge Tenn.

Race Results May 1, 2004 Big Ten Championships, Iowa City, Iowa.

Final Team Standings 1. Michigan 128 2. Wisconsin 115 3. Ohio State 112 4. Michigan State 111 5. Minnesota 78 6. Iowa 42 7. Indiana 27

Final Results Morning Session First Varsity Eight Heat 1 1. Ohio State 6:36.9 2. Michigan 6:38.0 3. Minnesota 6:42.2

Heat 2 1. Michigan State 6:35.6 2. Wisconsin 6:36.6 3. Iowa 6:46.9 4. Indiana 6:53.9

Second Varsity Eight Heat 1 1. Michigan State 6:49.3 2. Ohio State 6:51.3 3. Minnesota 6:52.4

Heat 2 1. Michigan 6:54.3 2. Wisconsin 6:54.8 3. Iowa 7:02.7 4. Indiana 7:31.4

First Varsity Four Heat 1 1. Ohio State 7:37.2 2. Wisconsin 7:41.8 3. Minnesota 7:46.4

Heat 2 1. Michigan State 7:39.3 2. Michigan 7:39.8 3. Iowa 8:15.4 4. Indiana 8:19.6

Second Varsity Four Heat 1 1. Michigan 7:48.6 2. Minnesota 7:52.5 3. Ohio State 7:58.5

Heat 2 1. Michigan State 7:47.1 2. Wisconsin 7:49.9 3. Iowa 8:31.2 4. Indiana 8:33.3

First Novice Eight Heat 1 1. Minnesota 7:09.7 2. Indiana 7:13.0 3. Ohio State 7:27.5

Heat 2 1. Michigan State 7:07.8 2. Wisconsin 7:13.8 3. Ohio State 7:23.9 4. Iowa 7:27.0

Second Novice Eight Heat 1 1. Wisconsin 7:21.6 2. Michigan State 7:28.5 3. Ohio State 7:34.4 4. Minnesota 7:37.6 5. Michigan 7:47.7

Afternoon session First Varsity Eight Grand Final 1. Michigan 6:48.4 (63) 2. Ohio State 6:50.4 (54) 3. Wisconsin 6:53.7 (45) 4. Michigan State 6:55.7 (36)

Petite Final 1. Minnesota 6:58.5 (27) 2. Iowa 7:01.5 (18) 3. Indiana 7:07.2 (9)

Second Varsity Eight Grand Final 1. Michigan 7:01.3 (42) 2. Michigan State 7:02.4 (36) 3. Wisconsin 7:10.2 (30) 4. Ohio State 7:15.7 (24)

Petite Final 1. Minnesota 7:07.3 (18) 2. Iowa 7:14.5 (12) 3. Indiana 7:35.0 (6)

First Varsity Four Grand Final 1. Ohio State 7:44.5 (21) 2. Wisconsin 7:45.7 (18) 3. Michigan State 7:48.2 (15) 4. Michigan 7:56.6 (12)

Petite Final 1. Minnesota 7:48.8 (9) 2. Iowa 8:08.0 (6) 3. Indiana 8:15.5 (3)

Second Varsity Four Grand Final 1. Michigan State 7:42.3 (7) 2. Michigan 7:45.1 (6) 3. Wisconsin 7:47.4 (5) 4. Minnesota 7:47.4 (4)

Petite Final 1. Ohio State 8:05.2 (3) 2. Iowa 8:35.4 (2) 3. Indiana 8:48.6 (1)

First Novice Eight Grand Final 1. Minnesota 7:00.8 (14) 2. Michigan State 7:08.8 (12) 3. Wisconsin 7:09.6 (10) 4. Indiana 7:21.5 (8)

Petite Final 1. Ohio State 7:21.6 (6) 2. Iowa 7:24.1 (4) 3. Michigan 7:28.2 (2)

Second Novice Eight Grand Final 1. Wisconsin 7:10.5 (7) 2. Minnesota 7:11.0 (6) 3. Michigan State 7:16.3 (5) 4. Ohio State 7:20.4 (4) 5. Michigan 7:47.1 (3)