Big Ten Rowing Championships Release

May 14, 2015

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The 2015 Big Ten Rowing Championships take place Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis. This year marks the fifth consecutive season that the event has taken place at the course. The 2015 Big Ten Rowing Championships are a prelims and finals event.

Ohio State enters the event after winning its second-consecutive Big Ten Championship and NCAA title last season. The Buckeyes recorded 164 points at last year's event on the strength of five first-place finishes. Michigan posted a second-place effort (140 points), while Wisconsin finished third (109 points).

Wisconsin boasts four top-seeded boats entering the championships, while Ohio State claims three top seeds. The Badgers I Varsity Four, III Varsity Four, I Novice Eight and II Varsity Four claimed No. 1 seeds, while the Buckeyes' I Varsity Eight, II Varsity Eight and II Novice Eight also earned top seeds.

Six Big Ten teams are ranked or receiving votes in the latest national poll, led by Ohio State, which is ranked first. Wisconsin is No. 8, followed by No. 12 Michigan and No. 13 Indiana. Iowa and Minnesota are receiving votes in the poll.

BTN will televise the Big Ten Rowing Championships tape delayed on Sunday, May 24, at 6 p.m. ET.

Championships Schedule
Saturday, May 16
7:30 a.m.        Coaches meeting (at course)
8:00 a.m.        Coxswain meeting
8:00 a.m.        Boat scales open
8:15 a.m.        Course opens for practice
12:00 p.m.      Course closes for practice
12:30 p.m.       Boat scales close
1:00 p.m.        Course opens for practice
3:00 p.m.        Coxswain weigh-in opens
4:00 p.m.        Course closes for practice
4:10 p.m.        Crews can begin launching for races
5:00 p.m.        Heat 1 Novice I Eights (4 boats)
5:10 p.m.        Heat 2 Novice I Eights (4 boats)
5:15 p.m.        Coxswain weigh-in closes
5:20 p.m.        Heat 1 I Fours (4 boats)
5:30 p.m.        Heat 2 I Fours (4 boats)
5:45 p.m.        Heat 1 II Eights (4 boats)
5:55 p.m.        Heat 2 II Eights (4 boats)
6:05 p.m.        Heat 1 I Eights (4 boats)
6:15 p.m.        Heat 2 I Eights (4 boats)

Sunday, May 17
6:45 a.m.        Course opens for practice
7:00 a.m.        Coxswain weigh-in opens
8:00 a.m.        Course closes for practice
8:10 a.m.        Crews can begin launching for races
9:00 a.m.        FINAL Novice II Eights (7 boats)
9:10 a.m.        Petite Final Novice I Eights (2 boats)
9:20 a.m.        FINAL Novice I Eights (6 boats)
9:40 a.m.        FINAL III Varsity Four (6 boats)
10 a.m.           FINAL II Fours (7 boats)
10:05 a.m.      Coxswain weigh-in closes
10:10 a.m.      Petite Final I Fours (2 boats)
10:20 a.m.      FINAL I Fours (6 boats)
10:30 a.m.      Petite Final II Eights (2 boats)
10:40 a.m.      FINAL II Eights (6 boats)
10:50 a.m.      Petite Final I Eights (2 boats)
11:05 a.m.      FINAL I Eights (6 boats)
12:30 p.m.      Awards Ceremony

Television Coverage
BTN will televise the Big Ten Rowing Championships tape delayed on Sunday, May 24, at 6 p.m. ET.

Media Information
Big Ten Conference Communications
Mart Kate Campbell
Office Phone: 847-696-1010 ext. 129

Championships Coverage
Complete championships information including race results, seeds and updates can be found at, and on Twitter