U-M to Head Back to Columbus for Encore Weekend
4/1/2021 4:17:00 PM
// Chad Shepard
» Aside from host No. 6-ranked Ohio State, U-M will see Michigan State and ACC foes No. 3 Virginia and No. 10 Duke, in Columbus.
» The team will travel seven boats for the event which was adjusted for all races to end by noon.
» U-M races this weekend will be streamed on the team’s Instagram page.
The No. 7-ranked University of Michigan rowing team returns for an encore weekend of racing in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday (April 3) at Griggs Reservoir. The regatta will include two sections of races, beginning at 8 a.m., but all events will be competed back-to-back. This will provide Michigan with a look against some of the top teams in the conference, along with the ACC’s best. Michigan’s races will be streamed on the program’s Instagram page.
Michigan races against three ranked opponents this weekend: No. 3 Virginia, No. 6 Ohio State, and No. 10 Duke. The Michigan State Spartans and Minnesota Golden Gophers will also be in attendance. U-M lines up with Duke, Ohio State, and Michigan State in the first session. The second session will include matchups with Virginia and Michigan State (and OSU, for the 3V4 only).
This will mark the second weekend of back-to-back road trips to Columbus for the team.
Given the potential for inclement weather, the schedule has been adjusted to compete the first varsity eight races first.
The full event schedule is available on Ohio State’s website.
Lineup to come
Things to Know
• U-M sits at No. 7 in the CRCA/USRowing Coaches’ Poll, the second-best ranking of any Big Ten program. The Buckeyes are ranked sixth.
• Overall, the Big Ten has an impressive seven teams ranked in the top 20 nationally, including OSU, U-M, No. 11 Rutgers, No. 12 Indiana, No. 14 Wisconsin, No. 15 Iowa and No. 18 Minnesota.
• Last time on the water, the Wolverines’ 1V8 collected wins against the Hoosiers and Hawkeyes, as well as Michigan State. U-M was second to OSU in the afternoon race.
• The Maize and Blue won 12 of 14 total races, including sweeps from the 2V8, 1V4, 2V4, and 3V4 boats.
• U-M’s novice crews also traveled for competition for the first time this year. The 1N9 boat won both its races while the 2N boat went 1-1 with a win over Iowa and a second-place finish to Ohio State.
• Seven student-athletes made varsity debuts in the season opener, and another seven Wolverines accomplished the feat last weekend. With a sophomore class that did not get the chance to compete at the varsity level last spring, these first weekends of competition on the water are critical for the development of the younger part of the U-M roster.
Saturday, April 10 — vs. Texas (Belleville, Michigan), TBA