Pac-10 Teams Claim Four Titles at IRA Championship

June 7, 2008

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -Wisconsin took the lead early on and withstood a late charge by defending champion Washington to win the varsity eight heavyweights at the 106th Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships on the Cooper River.

The Badgers covered the 2,000-meter course in 5 minutes, 31.17 seconds, while the Huskies - who had not lost in two years - finished second in 5:32.89. California was third at 5:39.02, followed by Northeastern, Stanford and Columbia.

In the finals, Wisconsin took the lead from Washington and California after about 500 meters and then held on for its eighth IRA title overall and first since 1990.

Wisconsin, unbeaten in the competition, received the Clayton Chapman Trophy for the most improved team from last year's IRA Championships, while Washington captured the Ten Eyck Trophy - given to the school with the most team points.

Washington finished with 214 points overall, followed by California (207), Wisconsin (191), Harvard (157) and Brown (150).

More than 1,300 rowers from 51 colleges and universities took part in the three-day competition.

2008 Men's Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Cooper River; Cherry Hill, N.J.
(all races were 2,000 meters)

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
1, Washington, 214. 2, California, 207. 3, Wisconsin, 191. 4, Harvard, 157. 5, Brown, 150. 6, Northeastern, 148. 7, Yale, 140. 8, Cornell, 138. 9, Princeton, 121. 10, Stanford, 106. 11, Navy, 96. 12, Columbia, 68. 13, Oregon State, 65. 14, Syracuse, 63. 15, Boston University, 47.

DAY 3 -- GRAND FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS

Varsity Eight
1, Wisconsin, 5:31.17. 2, Washington, 5:32.89. 3, California, 5:39.02. 4, Northeastern, 5:42.39. 5, Stanford, 5:43.32. 6, Columbia, 5:44.56.

Second Varsity Eight
1, Washington, 5:39.30. 2, California, 5:41.53. 3, Wisconsin, 5:43.92. 4, Harvard, 5:49.23. 5, Orange Coast, 5:51.22. 6, Brown, 5:52.29.

Freshman Eight
1, California, 5:37.37. 2, Washington, 5:37.88. 3, Harvard, 5:42.33. 4, Yale, 5:44.75. 5, Brown, 5:47.37. 6, Princeton, 5:48.62.

Varsity Four
1, Washington, 6:19.96. 2, Marist, 6:20.74. 3, Cornell, 6:23.51. 4, California, 6:24.59. 5, UCLA, 6:32.92. 6, Brown, 6:35.56.

Freshman Four
1, Washington, 6:25.93. 2, California, 6:30.32. 3, Wisconsin, 6:36.35. 4, Rutgers, 6:39.17. 5, Oregon State, 6:40.19. 6, Drexel, 6:48.98.

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