Michigan State rowing wrapped up its season today with an eighth-place showing at the Big Ten Championships. Competition kicked off at 9 a.m. in Indianapolis at Eagle Creek Park with the second novice eight race and concluded with the varsity eight race as the finale.
Michigan State rowing is bound for the 2022 Big Ten Championships this weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana. Racing begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 15 with the second novice eight boats, and will conclude with the varsity eight race followed by the awards ceremony at 12:30 p.m.
Michigan State prepares to race at the Big Ten Invitational this weekend, a regatta that features 16 institutions. The eight Big Ten institutions plus eight other invited crews will race at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida – the host site of the 2022 NCAA Championships (May 27-29).
Michigan State rowing wrapped up racing at the Ohio State Regatta on Saturday afternoon, picking up four wins and three second-place finishes across the morning and afternoon sessions.
Michigan State rowing is set for a busy weekend with their first conference races of the season at the Ohio State Regatta on Saturday, April 9. The Regatta features a full slate of races against host Ohio State, fellow B1G opponent Indiana, Oklahoma, and Notre Dame beginning at 9 a.m. at the Griggs Reservoir Park in Columbus.
Michigan State rowing completed a sweep of Eastern Michigan on Saturday afternoon, winning all five races with an impressive showing by the varsity crews and first-year rowers in the novice races.
Michigan State rowing is back on the water this weekend for the team’s first races of the spring season. The Spartans will race back-to-back days on the Cooper River, with both regattas taking place in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. On Saturday, March 26, MSU will race as part of the Ivy-Big Ten Double Dual hosted by Yale. The day begins with races against Harvard-Radcliffe in the morning and will wrap with an afternoon session with Yale beginning at noon.
It started as a quiet idea, an important way to keep alive a beloved teammate’s memory. Women’s rowing team captain Olivia Long was known for her energy and enthusiasm. She died on Aug. 27, 2021, due to a car accident on the freeway while traveling back to MSU. The unexpected loss rocked the team, plunging the whole MSU rowing community into grief.
Head Coach Kim Chavers announced staff changes to the Michigan State rowing program on Friday afternoon. Volunteer assistant coach Kayla Brock will move into the open assistant coach position for the upcoming Spring 2022 season. Brock joined the Spartan rowing staff in fall of 2021 and spent extensive time working with the novices and first-year varsity athletes.
Michigan State rowing hosts its only home event this fall on Oct. 16, welcoming several varsity teams as well as the MSU men’s and women’s club crews to Grand River Park. Fans are welcome to attend the Head of the Grand with spectator areas located at Grand River Park (3001 Lansing Road, Lansing MI) and along Moores River Drive (between Waverly Road and MLK Jr Blvd).
Michigan State freshman Maya Elbaranes (Vienna, Austria) has been selected to represent her home country in the upcoming World Rowing Under-23 Championships. Racing will be held July 7-11 in Racice, Czech Republic.
Ten Michigan State rowers have earned a spot on the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholar Student-Athletes list, as announced on Wednesday, June 9. “To say that the last year has been a challenge is a massive understatement, but I am very proud of our athletes who never let the challenges get the best of them,” said head coach Kim Chavers. “In addition to the 10 athletes who are receiving this honor from the CRCA, we had 52 members of our team earn Academic All-Big Ten honors. Their attention to their priorities and staying their course is absolutely to be commended.”
Michigan State rowing heads to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championships this weekend. Racing will be conducted on Sunday morning, with racing beginning at 9 am in the second novice eights. Races will be held on 20-minute centers, working toward the showcase race of the varsity eights at 11 am
Michigan State’s rowing team is headed to Bloomington for the Dale England Cup Regatta on Saturday, May 1. The Spartans will line up with both host No. 10 Indiana as well as No. 14 Minnesota. The Dale England Cup is a team trophy, with the winner determined by finishes in the varsity eight, second varsity eight, and varsity four (other race results do not factor into point scoring). Should there be a tie in the point standing, the crew finishing higher in the varsity eight race will earn the Cup.
Michigan State earned a decisive win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday in Ypsilanti, as the Spartans raced in the state of Michigan for the first time this season.
Michigan State stays in-state for the first time this season for a dual race, heading to Ypsilanti to take on Eastern Michigan on Saturday. Fans are permitted at Ford Lake Park (9075 Huron River Drive, Ypsilanti Township MI) but are asked to maintain social distancing and masking protocols per the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Michigan State completed its racing at the Big Ten Invitational on Sunday morning, where it lined up against 14 of the best crews in the country but also battled some choppy water over the course of the weekend.
Michigan State heads to Ohio for the third straight competition weekend and readies to take part in the Big Ten Invitational. East Fork State Park is the host venue for the event, which will welcome 16 schools for this regatta. Located east of Cincinnati, it has a history of hosting championship rowing and is a standout sprint rowing course.