Washington Dominates IRA Grand Finals

Thursday, May 31
No. 4 Cal Advances In First Day at IRA Championships
CHERRY HILL, N.J. - Fourth-ranked California men's crew opened the IRA National Championships Thursday at Copper River in Cherry Hill, N.J., with all five boats advancing to Friday's semifinals. The varsity four, open four and freshman eight boats picked up wins in their first-day heats.

Stanford Men's II Eight Reaches IRA Semifinals
CHERRY HILL, N.J. - Stanford's men's II Eight qualified for Friday's semifinal round at the IRA Championships, highlighting the Cardinal boats in action Thursday on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Huskies Win All Five Heats To Kick Off IRAs
CHERRY HILL, N.J. - Washington had a terrific start to the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships on Thursday morning, with all five boats winning their heats to advance to the semifinals.

Friday, June 1
All Boats Advance To Finals at IRA Championships
CHERRY HILL, N.J. - Fourth-ranked California men's crew continued the IRA National Championships Friday at Copper River in Cherry Hill, N.J., with all boats advancing to Saturday's grand finals. The junior varsity eight and freshman eight boats each picked up semifinal wins on Friday.

Stanford Men's II Eight Into IRA Grand Final
CHERRY HILL, N.J. - Stanford's men's II Eight made history at the IRA Championships on Cooper River Friday, becoming the first Cardinal boat to qualify for the IRA Championships II Eight Grand Final.

Huskies Remain Perfect At IRA Semifinals
Washington swept all four semis on Friday, handling the 75-minute rain delay and a gamut of fast competition with aplomb to win by open water in each event. Now the Huskies move on to Saturday's Grand Finals, knowing gold medals, a Ten Eyck trophy and National Championships will be at stake when they return to the Cooper River course.

Saturday, May 2
Oh-So-Perfect Huskies Clinch 15th National Championship
CHERRY HILL, N.J. - This was their moment. All season long, the training the Huskies exact each morning on Lake Washington has been directed toward this race.

And boy, did they ever deliver.

Washington went 5 for 5 in the Grand Finals, dominating the 110th IRA Championships on Saturday with a performance for the ages on the Cooper River. It secured a perfect season for the men's crew program, along with the first repeat title for Washington in more than 70 years. This National Championship was the fourth in six years for the Huskies, and the 15th overall for the program.

Cal Varsity Eight Finishes Fourth at IRA Championships
CHERRY HILL, N.J. - Fourth-ranked California men's crew placed fourth in the varsity eight grand final at the IRA National Championships Saturday at Copper River in Cherry Hill, N.J. The best finishes of the day for the Golden Bears were the freshman eight and the varsity four boats each finishing in second in their grand finals. The open four took third.

Stanford II Eight Takes Sixth Nationally At IRAs
CHERRY HILL, N.J. - Stanford's men's II Eight finished sixth in the Grand Final to highlight the Cardinal effort at the IRA Championships Saturday on the Cooper River.

It was the highest national finish in the Cardinal II Eight's history.

The I Eight and Frosh Eight each competed in their class' Third Final, with each boat taking second in the race, finishing 14th overall.

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