No. 11 Ohio State Set to Host Regular-Season Finale this Weekend

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 11th-ranked Ohio State rowing team will conclude the regular season this weekend when it hosts a pair of Big Ten Conference programs in No. 15 Michigan and No. 7 Michigan State and Pac-10 school and 17th-ranked Washington State Saturday. The Buckeyes then will return to action Sunday to host the Cougars. Both regattas will begin at 9 a.m. on the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir. (Directions). 
Schedule Saturday, April 23 Session 1

 

Lane 1

Lane 2

Lane 3

2N8            

 

 

 

9 a.m.

Ohio State

Michigan State

Michigan

 

 

 

 

1N8

 

 

 

9:10 a.m.

Washington State

Michigan

 

9:20 a.m.

 Michigan State

Ohio State

 

 

 

 

 

2V4            

 

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Ohio State

Michigan State

Michigan

 

 

              

 

1V4

 

 

 

9:50 a.m.

Washington State

Michigan

 

10 a.m.

Michigan State

Ohio State

 

 

 

 

 

2V8

 

 

 

10:10 a.m.

Michigan

Washington State

 

10:20 a.m.

Ohio State

Michigan State

 

 

 

 

 

1V8

 

 

 

10:30 a.m.

Washington State

Michigan                     

 

10:40 a.m.

Michigan State

Ohio State

 


Second Session

 

Lane 1

Lane 2

Lane 3

2N8

 

 

 

1 p.m.

Ohio State

Michigan

Michigan State

 

 

 

 

1N8

 

 

 

1:10 p.m.

Michigan State

Washington State                      

 

1:20 p.m.

Michigan

Ohio State                       

 

 

 

 

 

2V4

 

 

 

1:30 p.m.

Ohio State

Michigan

Michigan State

 

 

 

 

1V4

 

 

 

1:40 p.m.

Michigan State

Washington State

 

1:50 p.m.

Michigan

Ohio State                        

 

 

 

 

 

2V8

 

 

 

2 p.m.

Washington State

Michigan State                         

 

2:10 p.m.

Ohio State

Michigan                         

 

 

 

 

 

1V8

 

 

 

2:20 p.m.

Michigan State

Washington State                         

 

2:30 p.m.

Michigan

Ohio State

 



Buckeye Snapshot So far in 2011, Ohio State has won 24 of 38 races outright for a .632 winning percentage. The First Varsity Four owns the best team record at 12-1. Not far behind is the Second Varsity Four with a 10-1 mark. 
*2011 Boat Records First Varsity Eight: 7-5 Second Varsity Eight: 9-3 First Varsity Four: 12-1 Second Varsity Four: 10-1 First Novice Eight: 3-2 Second Novice Eight: 3-6 **Third Varsity Eight: 0-2 *For non-dual races, a team is credited with a win if they finish second **A Third Varsity Eight (Novice) race was contested during the East Coast trip to Derby, Conn., and Boston, Mass. 
Perfection The First and Second Varsity Fours went undefeated this past weekend in Derby, Conn., and Boston, Mass. The 1V4 and 2V4 posted 5-0 and 4-0 records, respectively. 
The First Varsity Four began the weekend with a 2.6-second win vs. Yale. The Second Varsity Four followed with a 30.5-second triumph vs. Princeton.
First Varsity Four Ohio State - 7:26.2 Yale - 7:28.8 Princeton - 7:39.7
Second Varsity Four Ohio State - 7:48.8 Princeton - 8:19.3
At the Charles River Challenge, the First Varsity Four won by a 10.8-second margin, while the Second Varsity Four secured a dominating victory of 33 seconds. 
First Varsity Four Ohio State - 8:44.5 Dartmouth - 8:55.3 Northeastern - 9:09.0 Harvard-Radcliffe - 9:20.1
Second Varsity Four Ohio State - 8:54.0 Boston - 9:27.0 Syracuse - 10:15.0 Louisville - 10:53.0   Pouring it On For the second-consecutive week, the Buckeyes will race back-to-back days. April 16 and 17, Ohio State traveled east where it raced No. 1 Princeton and No. 11 Yale in Derby, Conn., before heading to the Charles River Challenge in Boston, Mass.
Once again the Scarlet and Gray will partake in a busy weekend, competing against Michigan, Michigan State and Washington State Saturday and then hosting the Cougars again Sunday.
Postseason Preparation Ohio State’s postseason schedule will begin May 15 when it travels to Indianapolis, Ind., for the Big Ten championships. The conference title will be determined at a neutral site, Eagle Creek Park. The format has altered as well. Each boat will only have one chance for a title. Therefore, preliminary heats and repechages will not be contested. 
On the Big Ten Network The 2011 Big Ten Rowing Championships will air on tape delay on the Big Ten Network at noon May 28. Log on to bigtennetwork.com for updated television schedule information. 
What’s Missing? One noticeable change to the Buckeyes’ schedule is the absence of the South/Central Region Sprints. Coaches across the Big Ten conference decided it was in the best interest of not only their programs, but the league as a whole, to remove the regional event from the calendar. 
“This is something conference coaches have been kicking about for a long time because we have felt racing twice for a conference championship and racing three times two weeks later for a regional championship and then potentially racing four times two weeks later for a national championship was putting ourselves at quite a disadvantage that a lot of other conferences and regions weren’t dealing with, Andy Teitelbaum, Ohio State head coach, said.
A Look Back  Ohio State traveled to the East Coast where they faced No. 1 Princeton and No. 11 Yale in Derby, Conn. April 16. The Buckeyes came away with a pair of wins courtesy of the First and Second Varsity Fours (Recap).
The following day in Boston, Mass., the Scarlet and Gray raced in the Charles River Challenge and once again the Buckeye four boats proved victorious, as did the Second Varsity Eight (Recap). 
Buckeyes in the Rankings Ohio State is No. 11 in the latest CRCA/USRowing poll release Wednesday. The Buckeyes earned 225 points, just one point behind No. 10 Cornell. 
CRCA/USRowing  Women’s NCAA Division I Rankings (April 20)

Team (1st-Place Votes)

Total Votes

Previous Week

1. Princeton (9)

432

1

2. Stanford (8)

430

5

3. USC (5)

424

3

4. California (2)

422

4

5. Virginia (1)

416

2

6. Brown

347

6

7. Michigan State

318

8

8. Yale

309

11

9. Washington

292

7

10. Cornell

226

12

11. Ohio State

225

10

12. Wisconsin

218

9

13. Texas

188

18

14. Clemson

177

13

15. Michigan

137

14

16. Harvard

132

16

17t. UCLA

115

17

17t. Washington State

115

15

19. Tennessee

85

NR

20. Notre Dame

70

NR