August 5, 2022

Buckeyes Perform Well at U23 World Championships


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three members of the Ohio State Rowing team competed recently in the World Rowing U23 Championships in Varese, Italy.

Olivia Clotten, a junior, and Emilia Fritz, an incoming freshman, both competed for Germany at the championships. The pair helped the German boat earn bronze in the U23 Women’s Eight event.

Emma Wilson, a junior from Australia, competed in the U23 Women’s Coxed Four that won gold in setting a world record best time.

Wilson helped Ohio State’s second varsity eight to an eighth-place finish at the 2022 NCAA Championships and won the 1V4 2022 Big Ten Championship race, which helped the Buckeyes win the 2022 Big Ten Conference Team Title.  The Buckeyes finished eighth in the NCAA team standings.

Clotten rowed for Ohio State’s first varsity eight that finished seventh at the NCAA Championships and won the Big Ten title in the 1V8 race.

At the U23 World Championships, the women’s eight from the United States earned the win with Great Britain claiming silver ahead of the boat from Germany. 

Several current Buckeyes were on hand in Italy supporting the present and future Buckeyes.


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Emma Wilson (Above: Second from left) rowed for Australia at the U23 World Championships.

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Several members of the Ohio State rowing team were on hand to cheer on their teammates at the U23 World Championships in Italy.

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Olivia Clotten (left) and Emilia Fritz celebrate bronze at the U23 World Championships.