No. 11 Men's Crew Goes Down To The Wire With No. 7 Wisconsin
April 14, 2001
MADISON, Wisc. - - The Oregon State men's crew, ranked 11th nationally, went down to the wire with No. 7 Wisconsin on Saturday morning in a three-boat varsity eight race that saw the Beavers lose by a length to Wisconsin, but beat Michigan.
OSU finished in six minutes, two seconds, just behind Wisconsin's 5:59. Michigan turned in a 6:07.
OSU pulled out to a one-seat lead on the Badgers on the 2,000-meter Lake Mendota course after 500 meters, and held even at the halfway mark. Wisconsin made a move at the 1,000-meter mark, which OSU was unable to counter, and managed to pull ahead for the homestretch.
'We did some things better today,' OSU coach Dave Reischman said. 'This was definitely our most complete race so far.
'In San Diego (at last weekend's San Diego Crew Classic), we got beat off the line by Wisconsin, but today we had a seat lead on them after 500 meters, so I was pleased with how we got off the line today. Wisconsin made some changes in their lineup since we saw them in San Diego that they felt made them quite a bit faster, and we were able to match their speed.'The Beavers row twice next weekend, as they face Stanford on Saturday, and California on Sunday in Redwood Shores, Calif.
Wisconsin 5:59, Oregon State 6:02, Michigan 6:07.