The Second Varsity Eight has won its races by an average time of 11.44 seconds so far this season.
April 5, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio– The No. 7 Ohio State rowing team will compete in its first road regatta of the season Saturday when it travels to Bloomington, Ind., to compete in the Big Ten Duals against Minnesota and No. 12 Wisconsin on Lake Lemon. The Buckeyes will face the Badgers in the morning session beginning at 9 a.m. and will row against the Gophers in the afternoon session which is slated to begin at 1 p.m.
2012 Big Ten Duals
Saturday April 7
Coxswain: Dara Schnoll
Coxswain: Claire Sasowsky
Coxswain: Melissa Trejo
2012 Big Ten Duals Race Schedule
Saturday April 7
|Lane 1||Lane 2|
|3V4||9 a.m.||Wisconsin||Ohio State|
|9:20 a.m.||Ohio State||Wisconsin|
|9:40 a.m.||Wisconsin||Ohio State|
|10 a.m.||Ohio State||Wisconsin|
|10:20 a.m.||Wisconsin||Ohio State|
|10:40 a.m.||Ohio State||Wisconsin|
|11 a.m.||Wisconsin||Ohio State|
|Lane 1||Lane 2|
|3V4||1 p.m.||Ohio State||Minnesota|
|1:20 p.m.||Minnesota||Ohio State|
|1:40 p.m.||Ohio State||Minnesota|
|2 p.m.||Minnesota||Ohio State|
|2:20 p.m.||Ohio State||Minnesota|
|2:40 p.m.||Minnesota||Ohio State|
|3 p.m.||Ohio State||Minnesota|
Big Ten Duals Scoring System
18 points for winning 1V8 boat; 9 points for second-place 1V8 boat
12 points for winning 2V8 boat; 6 points for second-place 2V8 boat
6 points for winning 1V4 boat; 3 points for second-place 1V4 boat
4 points for winning 2V4 boat; 2 points for second-place 2V4 boat
4 points for winning 1N8 boat; 2 points for second-place 1N8 boat
2 points for winning 2N8 boat; 1 point for second-place 2N8 boat
*The winner of the 1V8 boat shall serve as the tiebreaker.
*The following boats must be filled: 1V8, 2V8, 1V4, 2V4.
There shall be no penalty assessed to a team that does not bring a 2N8 boat.
*If three of the four competitors bring 2N8 boats, scoring shall be done by comparing the head-to head results with the two other teams.
The Buckeyes will host one more regatta on the Scioto River this spring April 28 when Harvard, Virginia and Clemson travel to Columbus. Races are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. For the complete 2012 rowing schedule, click HERE.
Moving on Up
Ohio State is now seventh in the latest CRCA/US Rowing Coaches Poll released Wednesday. Ohio State was previously ranked 10th and are one of five Big Ten teams in the Top 20. Michigan (2), Wisconsin (12), Michigan State (15) and Indiana (20) rank in the Top 20.
|CRCA/US Rowing Coaches Poll (April 4)|
|Team (1st-place votes)||Total Votes|
|1. Virginia (21)||458|
|2. Michigan (3)||412|
|7. Ohio State (1)||359|
|8. California Berkeley||358|
|14. Washington State||171|
|15. Michigan State||138|
|18. Notre Dame||76|
The then-No. 10 Buckeyes continued their strong start to the season adding 14 wins to their undefeated record (20-0) against No. 9 Yale and No. 12 Michigan State on the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir March 28. All six boats improved their times from the previous week by four seconds or more. For the complete recap, click HERE.
Each of Ohio State’s three championship boats (First Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight and First Varsity Four) is winning its race by an average time of more than seven seconds. The 1V8 is winning by an average time of 7.94 seconds, while the 2V8 is beating their opponents by an average margin of 11.44 seconds. Finally, the 1V4 is crossing the finish line by an average of 12.55 seconds over the second-place finisher.
Postseason is Near
The Buckeye postseason will begin in nearly a month May 13 at the 2012 Big Ten Championships. The head-to-head regatta will begin promptly at 9 a.m. in Indianapolis, Ind. The NCAA championships will take place May 25-27 in Mercer, N.J.
Ohio State will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., where it will face Oklahoma, Oregon State and Tennessee April 14 on Belleville Lake. Ohio State will face Oklahoma in the first session at 9 a.m. and Oregon State and Tennessee in the noon session.