Four Pac-10 Men's Rowing Teams Compete for National Title at IRA Championships

June 2, 2010

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WHO: California, Stanford, Oregon State, Washington

WHAT/WHERE: 108th IRA Rowing Championships, Cherry Hill, N.J.

WHEN: Thursday, June 3- Saturday, June 5, 2010

HOW: California will be sending its varsity eight, second varsity eight, novice eight, varsity four and open four to this year's IRAs. The Golden Bears have won 15 IRA Championships, most recently in 2006. Cal finished second overall at the Pac-10 Championships after taking second behind champion Washington in all four races. Oregon State will be making its 17th-consecutive appearance at the IRA Championships and will be taking the varsity eight, novice eight and open four crews to New Jersey. The Beavers are coming off a fourth-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships. Stanford sends its varsity eight, second varsity eight, freshman eight, varsity four and open four crews. The Cardinal will look to improve upon a third-place finish in the varsity eight race at last year's IRA Championships. This year's squad finished third at the Pac-10 Championships. Washington, the defending IRA Champion and newly crowned Pac-10 Champion, will compete in the varsity eight, second varsity eight, freshman eight, varsity four and open four competitions at this year's IRA Championships. The Huskies go into the Championship coming off a dominating performance at the Pac-10 Championships on May 16 when they swept all four events to win the title. 

SCHEDULE: 
Thursday, June 3
8:00 a.m. ET: Varsity Eight Heat 1: Yale, Cornell, CALIFORNIA, Brown, Northeastern, OREGON STATE
8:30 a.m. ET:  Varsity Eight Heat 3: Navy, Dartmouth, WASHINGTON, Wisconsin, STANFORD, Jacksonville
9:00 a.m. ET:  Second Varsity Eight Heat 2: Navy, Northwestern, CALIFORNIA, Wisconsin, Boston University
9:15 a.m. ET: Second Varsity Eight Heat 3: Columbia, Princeton, WASHINGTON, Harvard, Dartmouth
9:45 a.m. ET: Freshman Eight Heat 2: Navy, STANFORD, WASHINGTON, Boston Univeristy, OREGON STATE 
10:15 a.m. ET: Open Four Heat 1: WASHINGTON, Yale, OREGON STATE, Navy, Dartmouth
11:15 a.m. ET: Varsity Four Heat 2: Pennsylvania, Syracuse, Georgetown, St. Joseph's, WASHINGTON, Princeton
11:30 a.m. ET: Varsity Four Heat 3: STANFORD, Brown, CALIFORNIA, Navy, Harvard, George Washington  
2:00 p.m. ET & 2:15 p.m. ET: Varsity Four Repecharges
2:30 p.m. ET: Second Varsity Eight Repecharge
2:45 p.m. ET & 3 p.m. ET: Freshman Eight Repecharges
3:15 p.m. ET: Open Eight Repecharge
3:30 p.m. ET & 3:45 p.m. ET: Varsity Four Repecharges

Friday, June 4
9:30 a.m. ET/9:45 a.m. ET: Open Four Semifinals 1 &2
10:00 a.m. ET:/10:15 a.m. ET Varsity Four Semifinals 1 & 2
11:15 a.m. ET/11:30 a.m. ET: Novice Eight Semifinals 1 &2
11:45 a.m. ET/12:00 p.m. ET: Second Varsity Eight Semifinals 1 &2 
12:15 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. ET: Varsity Eight Semifinals 1 &2 

Saturday, June 5, 2010
8:36 a.m. ET: Open Eight Petite Final 
8:48 a.m. ET: Open Eight Grand Final
9:00 a.m. ET: Varsity Four Petite Final
9:12 a.m. ET: Varsity Four Grand Final
9:30 a.m. ET: Freshman Eight 3rd Level Final
9:45 a.m. ET: Second Varsity Eight 3rd Level Final
10:00 a.m. ET: Freshman Eight Petite Final
10:15 a.m. ET: Freshman Eight Grand Final
10:30 a.m. ET: Second Varsity Eight Final
10:45 a.m. ET: Second Varsity Grand Final
11:30 a.m. ET: Varsity Eight 3rd Level Final
12:00 p.m. ET: Varsity Eight Petite Final
12:15 p.m. ET: Varsity Eight Grand Final 

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