Michigan Shines in Fall Opener Exhibition against Notre Dame, MSU

Sept. 16, 2013

Site: Belleville, Mich. (Belleville Lake)
U-M Team Result: Non-scoring
Next U-M Event: Sunday, Oct. 6 -- vs. Ohio State (Belleville Lake), 10 a.m.

BELLEVILLE, Mich. -- The University of Michigan rowing team kicked off the 2013 fall season with a strong showing at an exhibition race against Michigan State and Notre Dame on Sunday (Sept. 15) at Belleville Lake. The event consisted of two flights, with each flight racing five pieces. All pieces went four minutes long. U-M entered two boats in each piece.

In the first flight, the Wolverines earned wins in all five pieces and had the second-place boat in three of the five pieces. In the second flight, consisting of boats from just U-M and Notre Dame, the Wolverines swept the board, earning the top two spots in all five pieces. In each piece, Michigan crews improved their stroke rate from start to finish.

Michigan will continue its fall exhibition schedule on Sunday, Oct. 6, when the Wolverines host Ohio State at Belleville Lake.

Contact: Jeffrey Weinstein (734) 763-4423