Gophers get back to work in the state of Ohio

Woman rowing | 04/01/2021 6:35 p.m.

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MINNEAPOLIS – The No. 18 Gopher Rowing Program returns to action in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday April 3rd, kicking off at Griggs Reservoir against No. 3 Virginia, No. 6 Ohio State, No. 7 Michigan, and No. 10 Duke on. The State of Michigan will also be attending the event, but will not compete against the Gophers.

The Maroon & Gold is scheduled to open the day at 7:00 a.m. CT. A second session is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. CT


Fans can watch a live stream of the event on the Ohio State Women’s Instagram account (ohiostatewrov).


First Varsity Eight: Megan Clark (cox), Lauren Burrows-Cheng (8), Melissa Wiebke (7), Sarah Von der Goltz (6), Lindsay Eliasen (5), Meg Messer (4), Sarah Reimann (3), Gabby Mullally (2), Zoe Adam (1)
Second Uni Eight: Miranda Cyr (Cox), Christina McBride (8), Kat Hetico (7), Kirrali Schofield (6), Erika Günther (5), Whitney Holm (4), Anna Peterson (3), Sarah Weyrauch (2 )), Maddie Mainwood (1)
First Uni Four: Isabella Bejaran (helmsman), Stephanie Peller (4), Harriet Haege (3), Emma Jo Elder (2), Margot Crawley (1)


The Gophers return to the competition as Team No. 18 in this week’s Pocock / CRCA Division I rankings. After receiving votes in the pre-season polls, Minnesota achieved a national ranking in each of the first three polls of the season.


Minnesota had one of its best semesters in the classroom when the Gophers set a new program record with a cumulative grade point average of 3.42 teams, while its grade point average of 3.58 team appointments was second in program history, behind last spring’s result. As a department, the University of Minnesota set a new school record with a cumulative grade point average of 3.41 when the Gophers raised the stats for the sixth consecutive semester.


Three Maroon & Gold student athletes will lead the Gophers as captains this season. Meade Avery (Lyme, NH), Lindsay Eliasen (Chanhassen, Minnesota), and Gabby Mullally (Neenah, Wisconsin) are selected to lead the program through a unique season.


Minnesota announced its competition schedule for the 2021 rowing season earlier this year. Maroon & Gold prepared for six competitions. The Gophers begin the year at the Cardinal Invitational in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (March 13-14), followed by a five-team competition in the state of Ohio in Columbus, Ohio (April 3). Minnesota will then go to the first B1G Invitational in Cincinnati, Ohio (April 17-18) before competing in Iowa (April 25) and the Dale England Cup in Bloomington, Indiana (May 1). The Big Ten Championships are currently taking place in Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin (May 16).


After this weekend’s competition in Ohio, the Gophers will be back in action with the first B1G Invitational in Bethel, Ohio April 17-18. The B1G Invitational will be held on Harsha Lake and will include 16 rowing teams of college women and over 600 athletes. Eight Big Ten schools will attend the spring event, including Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Rutgers, and Wisconsin. Visiting teams outside of the Big Ten are expected to include Alabama, Brown, Duke, Louisville, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Tennessee, and Virginia. The training sessions will take place on April 16. With three race laps in the course of the event, more than 70 races will be held over the weekend.

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