Ohio State Garners First Boat of the Week Honor in 2009

April 7, 2009

Boat of the Week:

Ohio State First Varsity Eight

The 16th-ranked Ohio State First Varsity Eight upset the seventh-ranked Virginia crew in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Saturday at Lake Monticello. The Buckeye boat beat the Cavaliers by 1.9 seconds, crossing the finish line in 6:33.4, while Virginia finished in 6:35.3. The crew of Claudia Wurzel, Sara Wallace, Ingrid Aasaaren, Katie Flarida, Claudia Herpertz, Susanne Herbrand, Johnna Burns, Ulrike Denker and Erika Benford earned its first win of the 2009 season. The OSU first varsity eight time is a team best so far this season among eight boats, and was also the best time among all eight boats in Virginia.