Washington Wins Men's Rowing National Championship

June 3, 2007

CHERRY HILL, N.J. - Washington won its 12th varsity eight national championship and two other crews earned gold medals, Saturday during the final day of the men's Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) championships on the Cooper River.

The Huskies were also victorious in the second varsity eight and open four events. UW's fourth entry collected a bronze medal in the freshman eight competition.

The three event titles were the most for the Huskies' fleet of crews since 1997 when they claimed top IRA honors in the three eight-oared events. The trio of championship boats continued a streak that has seen at least one Washington crew win a national title during each of the last seven years.

The Huskies' top crew completed a perfect season. That was their first undefeated campaign since 1997, which was also the last year they won the varsity eight event.

Washington also captured the Ten Eyck Trophy, winning the overall points championship for the first time since 1970. UW amassed 216 points, followed by Harvard with 191, California with 190 and Brown with 185.

Following are the agate results from Saturday's final day of racing at the IRA Championships. A more complete recap of today's events, including quotes, will be available on this page later this afternoon.

2007 Men's Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Cooper River; Cherry Hill, N.J.
(all races were 2,000 meters)

1, Washington 216
2, Harvard 191
3, California 190
4, Brown 185
5, Cornell 157
6, Princeton 147
7, Wisconsin 142
8, Yale 141
9, Northeastern 123
10, Stanford 112


Varsity Eights
1, Washington 5:33.16
2(tie), Stanford and Harvard 5:34.12
4, Brown 5:34.98
5, California 5:40.12
6, Princeton 5:43.41

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