Ohio State Rowing Win 10th Big Ten Championship in Photo Finish

By Bruce Thomas on May 15, 2022 at 12:58 pm
Ohio State rowing celebrates its title

Ohio State rowing won its 10th Big Ten championship on Sunday at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, securing the title with a photo-finish victory over Michigan.

The Buckeyes defeated Michigan by just 0.6 seconds in the first varsity eight race to beat out their rivals for the championship.

Ohio State has now won eight of the last 11 Big Ten championships, though this is the first Big Ten title for third-year head coach Kate Sweeney. The Buckeyes earned second place in 2021 and there was no championship contested in 2020 due to COVID-19.

The Buckeyes finished first in the first novice eight, first varsity four, second varsity four and first varsity eight contests and earned second in the second novice eight, third varsity four and second varsity eight races to finish atop the conference standings.

Ohio State rowing will conclude its season at the NCAA championships, which will be held from May 27-29 in Sarasota, Florida.

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