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April 8, 2002

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%^$About the Meet
%^$The No. 3 Ohio State women’s rowing team will play host to the Buckeye Invitational Saturday at the Griggs Reservoir on the Scioto River. Six major programs including two Big Ten rivals will race against the Buckeyes in the all-day competition.%^$

%^$Four of the six teams competing in the event are ranked, including No. 3 Ohio State, No. 8 Michigan, No. 12 Michigan State and No. 14 Texas. Andy Teitelbaum, Ohio State head coach, said the races this weekend are a huge opportunity to demonstrate our ability against some great opponents.%^$

%^$”Michigan State and Michigan are coming to town and that’s a huge rivalry,” Teitelbaum said. “All three of those schools (OSU, MSU and UM) have been fighting real hard for the top of the conference and its becoming more and more of a rivalry. Michigan has gotten the better (of the rivalry) for a couple of years, but we’ll see if we can maybe turn things around.”%^$

%^$The first varsity 8 will attempt to continue the roll established after finishing second last weekend at the Crew Classic. The team will race at 10:50 a.m. and finish with a 2:50 race during the afternoon session. The Buckeye second varsity 8, varsity 4, second varsity 4 as well as both novice 8 boats will also be in action in the regatta Saturday. Races begin at 9:00 for the morning session and 1:00 in the afternoon.%^$

%^$Ohio State Boat Lineups
%^$First Varsity 8

%^$Bow – Maxi Meissner
%^$2 – Natalie Legge
%^$3 – Didi Albrecht
%^$4 – Conny Kirsch
%^$5 – Heather Feldmann
%^$6 – Franzi Scubert
%^$7 – Kaja Fiserova
%^$st. – Tanya Grigorieva
%^$cox – Vikki Agate
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%^$Second Varsity 8
%^$bow – Margot Shumway
%^$2 – Amanda Spires
%^$3 – Heather Arndts
%^$4 – Megan McCartney
%^$5 – Alex Leslie
%^$6 – Anja Kalder
%^$7 – Katie Buttine
%^$st – Susi Wesenberg
%^$cox – Ashley Orr
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%^$Buckeye Invitational-Order of Events
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%^$Morning%^$Second Novice Eight%^$9:00 a.m.- Michigan, Clemson, Cincinnati%^$9:10 a.m.- Michigan State, Texas, Ohio State%^$

%^$First Novice Eight%^$9:20 a.m.- Michigan, Clemson, Cincinnati%^$9:30 a.m.- Michigan State, Texas, Ohio State%^$

%^$Second Varsity Four%^$9:40 a.m.- Michigan, Clemson, Cincinnati%^$9:50 a.m.- Michigan State, Texas, Ohio State%^$

%^$First Varsity Four%^$10:00 a.m. – Michigan, Clemson, Cincinnati%^$10:10 a.m.- Michigan State, Texas, Ohio State%^$

%^$Second Varsity Eight%^$10:20 a.m.- Michigan, Clemson, Cincinnati%^$10:30 a.m.- Michigan State, Texas, Ohio State%^$

%^$First Varsity Eight%^$10:40 a.m. – Michigan, Clemson, Cincinnati%^$10:50 a.m.- Michigan State, Texas, Cincinnati%^$

%^$Afternoon%^$Second Novice Eight%^$1:00 p.m.- Michigan State, Texas, Clemson%^$1:10 p.m.- Michigan, Cincinnati, Ohio State%^$

%^$First Novice Eight%^$1:20 p.m.- Michigan State, Texas, Clemson%^$1:30 p.m.- Michigan, Cincinnati, Ohio State%^$

%^$Second Varsity Four%^$1:40 p.m.- Michigan State, Texas, Clemson%^$1:50 p.m.- Michigan, Cincinnati, Ohio State%^$

%^$First Varsity Four%^$2PM p.m.- Michigan State, Texas, Clemson%^$2:10 p.m.- Michigan, Cincinnati, Ohio State%^$

%^$Second Varsity Eight%^$2:20 p.m.- Michigan State, Texas, Clemson%^$2:30 p.m.- Michigan, Cincinnati, Ohio State%^$

%^$First Varsity Eight%^$2:40 p.m.- Michigan State, Texas, Clemson%^$2:50 p.m.- Michigan, Cincinnati, Ohio State%^$

%^$Buckeyes Strong at Crew Classic
%^$The No. 3 Ohio State rowing team’s first varsity 8 finished a strong second in the Grand Final of the Jessop-Whittier Cup April 6-7 at the Crew Classic in San Diego, Calif. In the Buckeye’s final heat, the team clocked in at six minutes, 27.62 seconds, just 2.93 seconds behind defending national champion Washington.%^$

%^$”It was a great race,” Andy Teitelbaum, OSU head coach, said. “We showed good speed. We raced with a lot of heart and tenacity this weekend. We definitely didn’t hurt ourselves by coming out here.”%^$

%^$OSU’s second varsity 8 finished fourth in the finals for the Women’s JV competition. The team finished with a time of 6:55.01 behind California, Virginia and Washington, who won the race at 6:41.12.%^$

%^$The 2001 Buckeye Invitational
%^$The No. 9 Ohio State women’s rowing team won three races at the 2001 Buckeye Invitational.%^$

%^$Ohio State won the morning race in the first varsity 8 competition with a time of 6:47.20 ahead of Michigan State (6:50.98), Clemson (7:04.34) and Kansas (7:05.48).%^$

%^$In the second varsity 8 race of the morning session, the Buckeyes (6:47.50) defeated Clemson (6:47.50), Michigan State (6:50.97), Kansas (6:53.15) and Michigan State (6:54.30).%^$

%^$Ohio State’s third victory came in the morning first varsity 4 race. The Buckeyes finished with a time of 7:40.62 followed by Michigan State (7:41.70), Clemson (8:05.42) and Kansas (8:11.88).%^$

%^$In the afternoon session, Ohio State (6:49.11) finished third in the first varsity 8 race behind No. 5 Michigan (6:35.80) and No. 2 Southern California (6:49.11). The Buckeyes again finished in the No. 3 spot in the second varsity 8 race with a time 6:40.69. Michigan won with a time of 6:32.49 with Southern California finishing second (6:37.74).%^$

%^$In its first varsity four afternoon race, Ohio State (7:35.50) was third behind Michigan (7:25.60) and Michigan State (7:32.99).%^$

%^$About Coach Teitelbaum
%^$Now in his seventh year at the head of the Ohio State rowing program, Teitelbaum has guided the Buckeyes to national prominence. With a record of 45-16, including a 4th-place finish at the 2001 NCAA Championships, Teitelbaum’s career record at OSU now stands at 172-95.%^$