May 27, 2022

Day 1 : Buckeyes Advance All Three Boats to Saturday Semifinals


Ohio State at the 2022 NCAA Championships

Dates: May 27-29
Site: Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota, Florida
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COLUMBUS, Ohio –Ohio State advanced all three if its boats to the semifinals Saturday with the First Varsity Eight and First Varsity Four finishing among the Top 2 in the Friday morning heats and the 2V8 battling back to win its afternoon repechage.

The Buckeyes opened the 2022 NCAA Championships with a second-place finish in Heat 3 of the 1V8 competition. The effort earned the Buckeyes a spot in the Saturday semifinals at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida.

Ohio State’s First Varsity Four also moved on to the Saturday semifinals with a second-place effort in its heat. The Second Varsity Eight finished third in its heat Friday morning. The 2V8 managed to advance by winning its afternoon repechage race.

In the 1V8 competition, Stanford jumped to the lead ahead of the Buckeyes by about a half-boat length at 500 meters. The Cardinal extended the lead at 1,000 meters but the Buckeyes held a comfortable second-place position. Stanford won the heat with Ohio State coming in second. The Cardinal finished with a time of 6:11.674 with the Buckeyes crossing the line at 6:16.675.

The top two boats from each morning heat moved on to the semifinals Saturday. the remaining boats competed in Friday afternoon repechage races for a chance to advance to the semifinals.

Texas, Washington from Heat 1, Princeton and California from Heat 2, Stanford and Ohio State from Heat 3 and Brown and Yale advanced to the 1V8 semifinals in Heat 4.

Ohio State will race again at 8:36 a.m. Saturday in Semifinal No. 1 with SMU, California, Texas and Brown and Pennsylvania.

In the Second Varsity Eight competition, Yale jumped out to a boat-length lead at 500 meters over the Buckeyes. Ohio State was in third at 1,000 meters behind Yale and California. The Buckeyes finished the race third and raced again Friday afternoon in the second 2V8 repechage.

Texas and SMU advance in the first heat, Yale and SMU advanced from Heat 2, Washington and Virginia moved on from Heat 3. Stanford and Princeton advanced to the 2V8 semifinals from the final morning heat.

In the afternoon 2V8 repechage, Brown jumped to a lead of less than a second at 1,000 meters over the Buckeyes with Duke in third. Ohio State remained within striking distance before taking a boat-length lead at 1,500 meters. The Buckeyes held on to win, with Brown second, to advance to the AB semifinals Saturday.

Pennsylvania and Michigan also advanced to the AB semifinals from the afternoon 2V8 repechage races.

The Buckeyes will be in Semifinal No. 2 Saturday at 9:36 a.m. with Michigan, Virginia, Yale, Stanford and SMU.

In the First Varsity Four competition, Washington owned the early lead over the Buckeyes at 500 meters with each team building a sizeable lead over the field. At 1,000 meters, the Huskies built a boat-length lead over the Buckeyes, who had an equally-sized lead over SMU. Washington won the heat with the Buckeyes finishing second. Both advanced to the semifinals Saturday.

In Heat 1, Texas and Yale advance to the semifinals. Stanford and Michigan in Heat 2, Princeton and Brown in Heat 3 and the Huskies and Buckeyes moved on from the final heat.

The Buckeyes will be in Semifinal No. 2 Saturday at 10:24 a.m. with California, Stanford, Princeton, Yale and USC.

The Ohio State rowing team is making its 22nd appearance at the NCAA Championships.

Ohio State’s First Varsity Four is seeded No. 4, the First Varsity Eight is the No. 6 seed and the Second Varsity Eight boat is seeded No. 10.

The Buckeyes are one of 22 teams competing at the championships. Each school fields two eight boats and one four boat for the championship event.


Ohio State has competed in each NCAA regatta held since 2000 (22 total). The Buckeyes own seven individual boat titles and has finished in the Top 10 a total of 20 times.

The Buckeyes won NCAA national titles in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The team finished second in 2016 and owns one third (2007) and two fourth-place (2001, 2005) finishes. Ohio State placed sixth in 2021.

The 2022 NCAA Championships are the second for Kate Sweeney as head coach of the Buckeyes. She guided Ohio State to a sixth-place finish a season ago. Click HERE for the 2021 NCAA Championship results.


The Buckeyes won the 2022 Big Ten Championships with a total of 184 points. Ohio State crossed the finish line first in the first novice eight, second varsity four, first varsity four and first varsity eight races while earning second place in the second novice eight, third varsity four and second varsity eight contests. For more click HERE.

Several Buckeyes earned Big Ten recognition following the championship regatta. Sisters Anneta and Maria Kyridou along with Lexie Nothdurft were named 2022 First Team All-Big Ten. Alessandra Montesano and Rachel DeWitte earned second team honors. Leandra Hogrefe was selected as Ohio State’s Sportsmanship Award honoree.

Sweeney, now in her third season as head coach of the Buckeyes, was named the 2022 Big Ten Coach of the Year. Anneta Kyridou was named the conference Freshman of the Year.

Ohio State NCAA Appearances

Team (22)
2000, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22

Varsity Eight (22)
2000, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22

2nd Varsity Eight (22)
2000, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22

Varsity Four (23)
1997, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22

Day 1 Results (May 27, 2022)

1V8 (Heat 3-Top 2 Advance to AB Semifinals)

  1. Stanford 6:11.674
  2. Ohio State 6:16.675
  3. Oregon State 6:25.780
  4. Syracuse 6:29.960
  5. Boston University 6:38.749
  6. Jacksonville 6:43.397

Ohio State 1V8 Lineup
BOW: Tess Thompson
2: Olivia Clotten
3: Alessandra Montesano
4: Jessy Vermeer
5: Rachel DeWitte
6: Lexie Nothdurft
7: Maria Kyridou
STROKE: Anneta Kyridou
COXSWAIN: Katie Hinton

2V8 (Heat 2-Top 2 Advance to AB Semifinals)

  1. Yale 6:12.014
  2. California 6:16.858
  3. Ohio State 6:19.866
  4. Rutgers 6:27.140
  5. Gonzaga 6:58.528

2V8 (Repechage 2-Top 2 Advance to AB Semifinals, Rest of Field to CD Semifinals)

  1. Ohio State 6:23.552
  2. Brown 6:26.058
  3. Duke 6:35.512
  4. USC 6:42.248
  5. Boston Univ. 6:49.620
  6. Gonzaga 6:53.514
  7. Jacksonville 7:00.864

Ohio State 2V8 Lineup
BOW: Emma Wilson
2: Grace Pabst
3: Megan McNutt
4: Natalie Chourova
5: Morgan Zahner
6: Katelyn Bartos
7: Paige Wheeler
STROKE: Pau Koster
COXSWAIN: Divya Batchu

1V4 (Heat 4-Top 2 Advance to AB Semifinals)

  1. Washington 6:52.822
  2. Ohio State 6:59.180
  3. SMU 7:03.570
  4. Duke 7:16.332
  5. Gonzaga 7:24.106
  6. Rhode Island 7:39.494

Ohio State 1V4 Lineup
COXSWAIN: Charli Ulmer
BOW: Jamie Harris
2: Kristen Devolve
3: Gabrielle Schmidt
STROKE: Alaina Hawthorn



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