September 23, 2013
Ohio State University came in hot to Lake Andrea Wisconsin, just narrowly besting the previously undefeated Wisconsin. The weekend was close between these two teams and everyone knew it. Day one was all about seeding, and Wisconsin showed why they’ve gone three for three at regionals in the past. From Women’s B to Men’s C the Badgers help the top seed and secured second seeds in Men’s B, and A.
But day two was one for the Buckeyes. With conditions starting off glassy, the women’s riders and skate started things off, and the solid wake to wakes and grabs by Wisco’s Mai Tyler (FR) and Chris Beglinger’s wakeskate work (JR) put them ahead early. From then on it was Ohio State. With Melissa Ford (SO) stomping a huge backroll out into the flats to secure the top Women’s spot. The men’s divisons were all OSU. With impressive performances from A to C, but Danny Collins’ (FR) run in A was really what sealed the deal. Coming down to the last two riders, who ever won would take the team title. Danny withstood the pressure sticking a TS 540, frontside and backside 360s, and a whole host of inverts.
Ohio State can now call themselves Regional Champs and is ready to make their way to Nationals.