U-M Continues Early Season Success with Sweeps of Iowa, Louisville

April 7, 2012

Site: Solon, Iowa (Lake Macbride)
First Varsity Eight: #2 Michigan 6:50.10, Iowa 7:23.90; #2 Michigan 6:45.70, Louisville 7:08.30
Next U-M Event: Saturday, April 14 -- vs. Oregon State, Oklahoma, Tennessee (Belleville, Mich.), 9 a.m.

SOLON, Iowa -- The University of Michigan women's rowing team (No. 2 CRCA/USRowing Coaches) continued its early season domination on Saturday (April 7), posting first varsity eight wins over Iowa and Louisville on Lake Macbride.

The Wolverines posted wins in nine of 11 races, including first and second varsity eight sweeps for the third consecutive weekend. Michigan's first and second varsity eight boats remain unbeaten on the season.  The Wolverines second varsity four is still undefeated as well.

Michigan started the event racing against Iowa, posting wins with its first varsity eight, second varsity eight, first varsity four and second varsity four crews. The Wolverines' 1V8 boat cruised to a 33.8-second win in its first piece of the event. U-M 2V8 boat defeated the Hawkeyes by a margin of 21.7 seconds in its first action today.

The Wolverines continued their winning ways, posting a 22.6-second 1V8 victory over Louisville in the afternoon session. The 2V8 crew earned a 26.4-margin win over the Cardinals in their afternoon piece.

Michigan returns to action next Saturday (April 14) in its only home event of the season. Racing begins at 9 a.m. at Belleville Lake in Belleville, Mich.


First Varsity Eight
Michigan (6:50.1), Iowa (7:23.9)
Michigan (6:45.7), Louisville (7:08.3)

Second Varsity Eight
Michigan (7:02.7), Michigan B (7:24.4), Iowa (7:25.1)
Michigan (7:02.7), Michigan B (7:29.1), Louisville (7:33.4)

First Varsity Four
Michigan (7:52.4), Iowa (8:20.5)
Michigan (7:45.3), Louisville (8:13.6)

Second Varsity Four
Michigan (7:54.1), Iowa (8:44.0)
Michigan (7:48.6), Louisville (8:36.2)

First Novice Eight
Iowa (7:19.1), Michigan (7:19.9)
Michigan (7:31.8), Louisville (8:14.8)

Second Novice Eight
Iowa (7:32.1), Michigan (7:59.0), Michigan State (7:45.7)


First Varsity Eight: Colleen Macke (Coxswain), Melisa Ongun, Julia Darnton, Bryna Oleshansky, Lindsey Healy, Emily Eiffert, Felice MuellerJessica Eiffert, Shannon Stief

Second Varsity Eight: Kate Grimaldi (Coxswain), Ariel Piotter, Chrissy Holm, Priscilla Livingston, Emily Idoni, Cristina Felix, April Newberry, Paige Heil, Taylor Schubert

First Varsity Four: Breanne White (Coxswain), Tara Foley, Shannon Winchell, Nicole Dressler, Lauren Anderson

Second Varsity Four: Emily Bazilian (Coxswain), Sarah Trovato, Hayley Yudelman, Olivia Klipa, Nikki Dahlberg-Seeth

Fourth Varsity Eight: Shannon Lynch (Coxswain), Rachael Minore, Jane Sugiyama, Carrie Lofgren, Michaela Keady, Jane Petoskey, Lena Pfeiffer, Kathleen Duemling, Emily Sullenberger

Contact: Rob Tillotson (734) 763-4423