Spartans line up with competitive field to begin season
Spartans line up with Gophers, Badgers
Spartans Face Earliest Start Since 2009
Second Novice Eight Earns Bronze Medal
2014: Defeated Rutgers and Boston in the second varsity eight race (3/28)... Posted a win in the second varsity four by a length over Kansas at the Oak Ridge Cardinal invitational (3/15).
2013: Fell to Michigan in the season opener (March 30) at home by open water in the two seat of the novice eight, clocked in a time of 7:33.30, but closed the margin against Notre Dame in falling to the Irish in the afternoon session ... Rowed in the two seat of the second novice eight in a four-boat race with Big Ten foes Michigan, Ohio State, and Indiana (April 13) when conditions forced a change from a double-dual format. Finished third in a time of 6:92.4, nearly two lengths ahead of fourth-place Ohio State ... Lined up with some of the best crews in the country at the Clemson Invitational (April 20-21). Appeared in the three seat in the second novice eight boat, which finished second to Texas in each race, but ahead of Ohio State, Clemson, and Duke. Posted times of 7:16.8 in the morning and 6:57.6 in the afternoon, closing the gap on the Longhorns by more than three seconds by the afternoon session ... The Sunday racing for the novice eights at Clemson was wiped out due to weather conditions ... Raced Big Ten foes Minnesota and Wisconsin in the final week of the regular season (May 5), and rowed to a second-place finish (7:11.7) as the two seat in the novice eight. Finished four seats behind host Wisconsin, and six seats ahead of Minnesota ... Rowed in the two seat in the second novice eight which earned a bronze medal at the Big Ten Championships (May 19). Crossed the line in 7:22.64, behind Wisconsin and Michigan. The Spartans finished fourth in the team standings with 85 points, behind champion Ohio State, Michigan, and Wisconsin.