Oct. 9, 2012

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State University rowing team swept Michigan, Saturday, in its first fall scrimmage of the season at Griggs Reservoir on the Scioto River.

The scrimmage began shortly after 10 a.m. at the Hayden Run Bridge, with competition taking place in a racing piece format consisting of three pieces that each lasted for 4.5 kilometers. The teams raced in four flights with one Ohio State and one Michigan crew in each flight.

The flights started 10-15 seconds apart, with Ohio State finishing ahead of Michigan by open water in each flight and each piece.

“After six weeks of training it was great to go out and compete against another Big Ten school,” Andy Teitelbaum, Ohio State head coach, said.  “All our boats performed well and we are looking forward to carrying this momentum into our training for the rest of the fall.”

Ohio State returns to action at Griggs Reservoir Nov. 10th, where the Buckeyes will host a second and final fall scrimmage against Michigan State, Notre Dame and Indiana.