Michigan State’s varsity eight has been named the Big Ten Boat of the Week, as announced by the Big Ten office on Tuesday afternoon.
No. 17 Michigan State wrapped its Boston weekend with three wins including in two of the three NCAA boats – over both No. 16 Harvard/Radcliffe and Boston College on Sunday morning on the Charles River.
Michigan State started its weekend in Boston with victories in four of six races on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass.Lined up with two Boston-area crews — Northeastern and Boston University — and UMass, the Spartans saw some results from a lineup shakeup, earning wins in all three fours as well as in its varsity eight. The teams faced windy, choppy conditions on the Charles, which provided the crews plenty of distraction and some adversity.
No. 17 Michigan State heads to the east coast to take on four of the Boston-area crews in addition to UMass in two weekend races on the Charles River.he Spartans will be rowing out of Boston University’s DeWolfe Boathouse for both day’s races. Boston University head coach Stacey Rippetoe is a former Spartan assistant under Matt Weise and spent eight years on the MSU staff, and has been the head coach of the Terriers since 2008.
Michigan State held its first home event in 2017, welcoming Wisconsin and Minnesota for a Big Ten Double Dual on Saturday. The Spartans got strong performances from their varsity eight and novice eight once again, and finished the day with a split of the two dual races. The Spartans fell to No. 11 Wisconsin 46-22, but rebounded with an afternoon victory over Minnesota, 34-26.
Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site
Michigan State prepares for its lone home event of the season, hosting Minnesota, No. 11 Wisconsin, and No. 3 Michigan on Saturday on Lake Ovid in Laingsburg, Mich, inside Sleepy Hollow State Park.
MSU Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coaches; Gene Orlando and Kim Bruno join the show as well as Rowing Coach; Matt Weise and staff
Source: Spartan Sports Network
Michigan State rowing will host a Big Ten Double Dual on Saturday, April 8 on Lake Ovid in Laingsburg, Mich. MSU, ranked No. 17 in last week’s national poll, welcomes Big Ten foes No. 12 Wisconsin and Minnesota this weekend, and both of those crews will also race No. 3 Michigan.
After moving up to No. 17 in the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) national poll this week, the Spartans hit the road for a Big Ten Double Dual at Indiana this weekend, taking on the host Hoosiers in addition to Iowa and Kansas.
Competing at two different sites against quality competition, the Spartan novice eights and varsity eight all turned in impressive performances on Saturday.
Michigan State opened their Big Ten season on Friday night in New Brunswick, posting victories over Rutgers in each of the three NCAA boats.
The Spartan rowing program has a pair of destinations this weekend, as half the team will head to New Jersey and the novices will race down the road at Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor.
Michigan State finished the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational on Melton Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn. on Sunday morning. The varsity eight was clocked in a time of 6:35.053 to take third. Michigan won the race in a time of 6:23.194, with open water over the field. Virginia was nearly in contact, finishing second in 6:28.789; the Spartans were just over six seconds back, about the same margin it was behind the Cavaliers on Saturday morning.
Michigan State began its 2017 season on Saturday with two of the three sessions of the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational on Melton Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn. MSU had five boats in action, and saw both positive results and growth in all of its entries.