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WolverBuck Dual

November 14, 2015

Ann Arbor, MI  – On Saturday, November 14, the University of Michigan Men's Rowing Team hosted Ohio State for the WolverBuck Dual, an annual tradition between the two teams. The race has been held every year since 1992, with the exception of 2013 and 2014. The location alternates each year between Columbus, Ohio (where the race was last held in 2012) and Ann Arbor, Michigan, with the last time Michigan hosted being 2011. The regatta was held over a 1600 - meter course on Argo Pond. The winner of the regatta is determined by a points system in which the Varsity 8 is worth ten points, the Freshman 8 is worth six points, and Open 4 is worth four points. Michigan swept the regatta, winning all three events handily and beating OSU 20 - 0.

Racing opened at 9:00 AM with the Freshman 8, which Michigan a won in 5:26.9. Four other Michigan Freshman crews followed, with Ohio State's two novice crews finishing sixth and seventh. The A - Entry's 68.5 - second margin over Ohio State's A - Entry was the largest margin of the day.

The Open 4 raced next, with the Wolverines again taking the top five places ahead of the Buckeyes. The A - Entry posted the fifth - fastest time of the day, beating the times of six of the 8s that raced.

Racing concluded with the premiere event: the Varsity 8. UM's 1V started behind Ohio State, but passed OSU in the first half of the race before opening up a massive lead and securing the WolverBuck Oar for the squad. The crew finished in 4:43.8, posting a 2:45.4 through the first 1000 - meters. UM's 2V, starting third, also passed the Buckeyes, finishing 26.8 seconds ahead of Ohio State's 1V.

Every single Michigan crew defeated Ohio State, resulting in a sweep of the regatta, a 20 - 0 score, and a 19th consecutive victory against Ohio State for the WolverBuck Oar. The winning streak is the longest against Ohio State for any Michigan athletic team in history.

The dual concluded fall racing for the Wolverines. The team will continue to train on the water before moving indoors for the winter.

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VARSITY LINEUPS

   1st Varsity 8    2nd Varsity 8        
   C - Demi Shanahan    C - Maddie Boisvert        
   S - Alex Brown    S - Toby Buth        
   7 - William Burstein    7 - Michael Griffin        
   6 - Ian McGraw    6 - Damian Rotarov        
   5 - Alika Ziker    5 - Ben Sonnega        
   4 - Mitchell Tyson    4 - Scott Griffith        
   3 - Ben Rebertus    3 - Phil Faris        
   2 - Grey Braybrooks    2 - Lake Vitton        
   B - Colin Darnton    B - Steve Sikora        


   Varisty 4 A    Varisty 4 B    Varisty 4 C    Varisty 4 D   Varisty 4 E
   C - Chelsea Tistle    C - John Houghton    C - Esther Yang    C - Caroline Gorniak   C - Abbie Stull
   S - Jordan Shore    S - Jordan Sykes    S - Lucien Gerondeau    S - Alex Coletta   S - Spencer Price
   3 - Jake Presto    3 - Lyle Antieau III    3 - Garrett Klumpar    3 - Tyler Simpson   3 - Andrew Cronin
   2 - Ben Getz    2 - Levi Godin    2 - William Denman    2 - Sahil Desai   2 - Robert MacDonald
   B - James Garay    B - Steve Fegan    B - Andrew Barber    B - Nathan Morningstar   B - Cam Lekas