Future Buckeyes Claim Gold, Silver at World Rowing Junior Championships
Aug. 8, 2011
Two incoming Ohio State rowing Buckeyes, Nadine Seehaus and Ilse Paulis, concluded a successful showing at the 2011 World Rowing Junior Championships at Dorney Lake in Eton, Great Britain, Sunday. The duo brought home gold and silver medals to their respective countries after a weekend of competition.
Seehaus, a native of Rostock, raced to a first-place finish (6:20.16) with the women's eight, outlasting Romania (6:23.66) and the United States (6:32.28) to claim gold for Germany. The group qualified for the final after placing first in the preliminary race in a time of 6:52.47.
The championship this year marks the second appearance in the World Rowing Junior Championships for Seehaus; the future Buckeye finished third with the JW8+ in 2010, again representing Germany.
Paulis, also competing in the championships for the second consecutive year, posted a runner-up finish in the quadruple sculls for the Netherlands. The team qualified for the A Final after recording a third-place finish in the semifinals Friday (6:47.29). Claiming the silver medal in the A Final, Paulis and her teammates improved their time to 6:34.48, which was enough to overtake Romania (6:35.23), the United States (6:35.79), Belarus (6:36.77) and Italy (6:41.50).
Last year, Paulis competed with the double sculls. Rowing bow, Paulis powered her team to a sixth-place finish.
Seehaus and Paulis will join a Scarlet and Gray squad coming off a Big Ten championship last season. Seehaus plans to study civil engineering at Ohio State, while Paulis hopes to continue her education in microbiology.
JW4+- (Heat 2)
JW4+- (Semifinal A/B1)