Michigan State met or exceeded its seed in five of six races, and the Spartans finished fourth in the team standings at the 2013 Big Ten Championships on Sunday, May 19. The Spartan second novice eight earned a bronze medal on the day, while both the varsity eight and novice eight finished higher than their pre-championship seeding at the regatta, held at Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis, Ind.
Michigan State completed its dual racing on Sunday morning at Wisconsin, facing off with the host Badgers and Minnesota. MSU dropped both duals, but head coach Matt Weise was encouraged by the progress he's seen in his squad.
Michigan State heads to Madison, Wis. this weekend for the final regular-season dual races of 2013. The Spartans will line up on Lake Mendota on Sunday morning with the host Wisconsin Badgers as well as Minnesota.
Michigan State traveled to Virginia on Saturday, taking on both the defending National Champion Cavaliers and Duke in a pair of dual races on Lake Monticello. The racing this weekend for MSU featured solely "NCAA boats" - the varsity eight, second varsity eight, and varsity four. The Spartans lost all three races to fourth-ranked UVA, and managed a second varsity eight victory against Duke.
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