COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State synchronized (artistic) swimming team continues its 2023 campaign this weekend with the Jessica Beck Memorial Competition Saturday, Feb. 4 at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Routine competition begins at 2 p.m.
Teams set to compete against the Buckeyes on Saturday include Michigan and Texas Women’s University. The event will start with trio competition followed by duet and solo competition. The Buckeyes will debut their 2023 team routines at the meet, with team competition closing out the day.
Ohio State synchronized (artistic) swimming meets are free to the public. Paid parking is available in the Neil Avenue or Tuttle Avenue garages.
Honoring Jessica Beck
Saturday’s competition is named for Jessica Beck, a former Ohio State synchronized swimmer who passed away in 2005 during her senior year at Ohio State. A three-time scholar-athlete, Academic All-America and All-Big Ten honoree, Beck was committed to her community and was described as the embodiment of the value of hard work. Beck’s impact on the program is still seen to this day, nearly 15 years later, as student-athletes continue to honor her presence by leaving an open space for her in their traditional huddle during Carmen Ohio.
Last Time Out
Ohio State opened the 2023 season with a win over Michigan at the Zero Waste Invite on Jan. 14 at McCorkle. Ruby Remati (82.5481) took first in the A Figures and Trinity Patton (75.5374) finished first in the B Figures. Nikki Dzurko continued her winning ways with a first-place finish in solo competition with a score of 83.9167. Emily Armstrong and Remati paired up for the top finish in duet with an 83.2582. Freshman Emma Spott earned her first collegiate win, teaming up with Dzurko and Paige Hopper for a trio routine that scored a meet-high 81.6250.
The Buckeyes hit the road for the first time this season, splitting the squad to travel to Michigan and California. The gray squad will travel to compete at Michigan on Feb. 11 and the scarlet squad will compete at the Stanford Invitational on Feb. 11-12.