UW rowers set for Big Ten meet

first_imgTrue tests of strength, skill and concentration will be in store for the Wisconsin women’s crew team as it heads to the Big Ten Championships this Saturday.”We have been training so hard for so long,” said UW head coach Bebe Bryans. “The Big Ten Championships have been one of the main targets for us. We are anxious to test all the training that we have done.”Having only a month on Lake Mendota to truly prepare for the conference championships (due to weather) has indeed hindered the Badgers’ performance in prior regattas.Looking back two weeks, the varsity eight ran into some difficulty against Michigan and Michigan State in a Big Ten double dual. The Wolverines swept the varsity eight events, while the Spartans won three races in the morning events.”They were better than we were on that day,” Bryans said. “That is for sure. That is just the way it went. We are really happy to have the opportunity to race them again.”While the varsity eight experienced some early trouble, the novice eight has had a superb season, sweeping all races in the double dual.With their success, the novice eight will hold the top seed over Minnesota and Michigan State heading into the Big Ten Championships. Additionally, Wisconsin’s second varsity four also holds the top position over Ohio State.”If we needed extra motivation, [the rankings] would probably do it,” Bryans said of the team’s current standing. “We are really fired up. All the boats are pretty eager. We have been taking it day by day and trying to improve each day. We will definitely be ready on Saturday.”The varsity eight crew ranks No. 5 and No. 4 in both varsity eight events. Rounding out the regatta is the first varsity four squad, who ranks fifth out of seven boats.Wisconsin’s three top-ranked boats are the most of any squad. Ohio State has two top-ranked boats, both in the varsity eight; while Michigan State holds the No. 1 spot in the varsity four.In the seven-year-old championships, the Wolverines have typically been the team to beat, as they have won four championships. Last year, the title went to the Spartans after they squeaked by the Buckeyes for a one-point victory.”Michigan has perennially been the team to beat,” Bryans explained. “They have won it more than anyone else. No matter what they go in seeded, in my mind they are always one of the favorites, because they find a way to get it done.”Wisconsin has yet to claim a conference title, and it would be a huge feat for the squad to do it this Saturday. Last year, the Badgers faired third overall.”[Winning] would be huge for everyone,” Bryans said. “You have to be really fast and have everything together on that day to be successful. It would be a huge accomplishment for any team to bring home a title and we would love to be a part of that.”It’s getting so competitive now. It’s so exciting,” Bryans added. “It’s really anyone’s race and that is the way it should be.”Lightweights: While the openweights are off vying for a championship victory, the light weights will have one last regatta, the Eastern Sprints, in preparation for their conference championships in two weeks. The team will compete against Georgetown this weekend.In USRowing.com’s collegiate poll, the Badgers hold the No. 3 national ranking, while Georgetown is ranked fourth.”They are getting ready for the Eastern league, so this is their final tune up for that,” Bryans said. “They are using it for great competition. Hopefully, it will go well for them.”last_img read more

Sports today: Buhler wins Wellington tennis quad; WHS volleyball splits in Winfield; sports schedules…

first_imgFootball Friday! All games 7 p.m.Wellington at Goddard.Udall at A&A at Argonia.Belle Plaine at Cheney.Central/Burden at Caldwell.Conway Springs Bluestem.Sunrise Academy at Oxford.South Haven at Norwich. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – The Wellington varsity tennis team placed third in the varsity quadrangular tournament held at Sellers Park, Tuesday. Conway Springs placed second. Also, the Wellington High School volleyball team split in Winfield Tuesday. Plus sports schedules….Buhler won the Wellington tennis quad with 25 points. Conway Springs had 18, Wellington 13 and Goddard Eisenhower 4.Both Wellington doubles teams went 2-1 and finished second losing in tiebreakers against the first place teams.In No. 1 singles, Dietra Sober placed third going 1-2 for the day. Noelle Wright, at No. 2 singles, got sick and had to injury default one of her matches.There was no stopping Conway Spring’s Heather Koester, who finished first going 3-0 for the day in No. 1 singles. She never lost a set, sweeping all three of her opponents 8-0. Kalie Jones placed second in No. 2 singles, winning two of three.The individual scores for Wellington and Conway Springs are as follows: No. 1 singles: Wellington – Dietra Sober lost to Koester, CS, 8-0; defeated Williams, Goddard Ike 8-4; lost to Badgett, Buhler 8-4.C. Springs – Koester defeated Sober 8-0, defeated Badgett 8-0, defeated Williams 8-4. No. 2 singles: Wellington – Noelle Wright lost to Kalie Jones, CS, 8-5; lost to Terry, GI, 8-4; lost to Nini Nguyen, Buhler by injury default.C. Springs – Jones defeated Wright 8-5; lost to Nguyen 8-6; defeated Terry 8-6.No. 1 doubles: Wellington – Kelsey Whaley-Peyton Adams defeated Pauly-Finstad, CS 8-5; defeated Dohmeier-Watson, GI 8-0; lost to Nachtiger-Steffen, Buhler 8-7 (7-3).C. Springs – Brittany Pauly – Kiana Finstad lost to Whaley-Adams 8-5, lost to Nachtiger-Steffan 8-3, defeated Dohmeier-Watson, GI 8-3.No. 2 doubles: Wellington – Maggie Fink – Madi Adams defeated Tiffany Wilson – Ashley O’Neal, CS 8-2; lost to Kendrick-Wiehl, Buhler 8-7(7-4); and defeated Stutzman-Daugherty, GI 8-3.C. Springs – Tiffany Wilson – Ashley O’Neal lost to Fink-Adams 8-2, lost to Kendrick-Wiehl, Buhler 8-0; and defeated Stutzman-Daugherty, GI 8-3.•••••WHS volleyball team split…The Wellington volleyball girls split at Winfield in a triangular on Tuesday.They started out with Rosé Hill.  After a slow start the girls got it together and played a much better match the second game.  They were defeated by the Rockets 25-10, 25-15.The Crusaders bounced back with fire and fight against Winfield.  The Crusaders defeated Winfield 25-15 and 25-8.“They played very scrappy and picked up a lot of balls,” said Cherity Elder, Wellington head girls volleyball coach. “ Abby Goodrum got to some volleyballs that seemed nearly impossible to get to.  They continue with their .500 record and are now 4-4 on the season!”•••••Area sports schedule…center_img Thursday, Sept. 5Wellington Middle SchoolFootball – Mulvane, home: 7th – 5 p.m., 8th – 6:30 p.m.Volleyball – Mulvane, home: 7th – 5 p.m., 8th – 6 p.m.Girls tennis – Goddard Eisenhower, home, 3 p.m.last_img read more