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.
The Spartans will face the Badgers in the morning session and alternate races with the Wolverines and Golden Gophers. In the afternoon, the teams switch opponents, as MSU takes on Minnesota and Michigan races Wisconsin in the session that begins at 1 pm. Racing begins with the second novices and will include novice eights, three groups of varsity fours, and then the second varsity eight and varsity eight to wrap up each session.
Important information for spectators can be found at the Big Ten Double Dual Information Page, which has information in regards to park entry ($9 for each vehicle without a Recreation Pass issued by the Michigan Secretary of State), the raceday schedule, and other information about the raceday on Lake Ovid. Please note that dogs and any tobacco use are prohibited at any Michigan State Athletics event.
Live results will be available all day on MSU Rowing's official twitter account (@MSURowing). Complete results from completed sessions will be available on the MSU Rowing website.
The Spartans moved up one spot to No. 16 in the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) national poll this week after splitting last week's Big Ten racing in Bloomington, where MSU fell to No. 14 Iowa by two seats in the V8 race and the Hawkeyes claimed a 63-54 victory. In the afternoon, the Spartans posted a 55-44 win over host Indiana in the afternoon, having nearly two lengths of open water over the Hoosiers in the varsity eight. The Spartan novice eight also had commanding open-water victories on the day, ahead of Hawkeyes by 26 seconds in the morning race and finishing 23 seconds in front of Kansas and 28 ahead of Indiana in the afternoon session.
Overall, there are six Big Ten teams in the Top 20, represented by Michigan (3), Ohio State (4), Wisconsin (11), Iowa (13), MSU (16) and Indiana (18) .
No. 16 Michigan State vs. No. 11 Wisconsin, Minnesota (with No. 3 Michigan)
April 8, 2017 | Lake Ovid, Laingsburg, Mich.
Second Varsity Eight Lineup: cox- Michelle DeVriendt; Stroke - Madelyn Bagley; 7- Cailyn Wolski; 6- Lillian Thompson; 5- Hannah Hentgen; 4- Clare Sutka; 3- Kasidy Higgins; 2- Maya Regalado; Bow- Kaitlyn Meiste
|No. 16 Spartans vs. No. 11 Wisconsin, Minnesota (with No. 3 Michigan)|
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