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Claudia Wurzel
Height: 5'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Como, Italy
High School: Canottievi Lavio
Claudia Wurzel Biography
Release: 06/29/2007
2008 (Sophomore Season) Rowed in bow of First Varsity Eight, including in crew’s runner-up finish in Grand Final in Big Ten championship (May 3) ... that second-place finish propelled Buckeyes to ninth-consecutive Top 3 team finish in league championship since Big Ten Conference began sponsoring rowing in 2000 ... Petite Final win at Central/South Region Sprints (May 17-18) was instrumental in Ohio State earning its ninth-consecutive team bid and 10th overall appearance in NCAA championships in Rancho Cordova, Calif. ... 1V8 had best performance of regular season at Big Ten Challenge (April 19), recording a 2-0 record against Iowa and Wisconsin ... Buckeyes raced past Hawkeyes, 6:54.9-7:05.4 and beat Badgers by about five seconds ... led U-23 Italian team to a gold medal in the 2008 World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Brandenburg, Germany. 

2007 (Freshman Season) Rowed in First Varsity Eight ... opened season defeating No. 1 and defending national champion Princeton ... finished second in NCAA championships Grand Final to help Buckeyes to a third-place team finish, best in program history... placed second in Grand Final at Central/South Region Sprints en route to Buckeyes’ fifth-consecutive regional title ... won four races at ACC/Big Ten Duals, upsetting No. 2 Virginia ... had 45-6 overall record and 7-1 mark in duals ... Big Ten Boat of the Week March 26 and April 2.

Prior to Ohio State Participated in World Junior Championships for Italy ... won gold medal in 2005 and 2006 Italian Championships ... won gold medal at the World Championships in 2005.

Personal Daughter of Franz and Cornelia ... enjoys traveling, jogging and swimming ... biggest sports thrill was the final race in the 2005 Junior World Championships.

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