September 25, 2017

Three Former Buckeyes Competing at the World Championships


Sept. 25, 2017

Columbus, Ohio Aina Cid I Centelles, Elodie Ravera-Scarramozzino and Holly Norton, three former student-athletes from the Ohio State women’s rowing team, are representing their countries at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Fla., this week. The regatta started on Sunday (Sept. 24) and will run through the weekend.

Sept. 27 Update
Ravera-Scarramozzino and her teammate, Helene Lefebvre, finished third in their double sculls heat on Monday with a time of 6:54.89 and will race out of lane five in the first semifinal on Friday at 11:25 a.m. ET.

Cid I Centelles and her teammate, Anna Boada Peiro, qualified for the A final of the women’s pair with a second-place finish in the second repechage on Sept. 27 with a time of 7:25.76. The A final will take place on Saturday at 10:23 a.m. ET.

Norton, a member of the Great Britain eights, will be racing in the repechage heat on Thursday afternoon (12:51 p.m. ET).

Cid I Centelles (Spain) will be competing with her Rio Olympics teammate, Anna Boada Peiro, in the women’s pair. Ravera-Scarramozzino (France) is entered in the women’s double sculls, and Norton (Great Britain) will be rowing as a member of the women’s eight.

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All three of the Buckeyes played a role in helping Ohio State rise to the top of the collegiate rowing world. In 2013, Cid I Centelles (1V4) and Norton (1V8) both won individual boat titles in their respective races to help Ohio State win its first national team title in program history. Ravera-Scarramozzino joined the chase in 2014, her only year as a Buckeye, and helped Ohio State win its second-straight national team title.

Cid I Centelles, Ravera-Scarramozzino and Norton all rowed together as part of the 2014 First Varsity Eight national title winning boat combining for a record of 34-0. In 2015, Cid I Centelles and Norton were once again large contributors in Ohio State’s third-straight team national title. Rowing as members of the 1V8, Cid I Centelles and Norton aided the boat to an unblemished record of 49-0.