Huskies three-peat as IRA national champions
The Washington Huskies remained IRA national champions on Sunday, as the club won its third straight title. At Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif., Washington dominated the competition, winning all five races to complete the weekend sweep. Cal, also in the championship contention with a boat in the varsity eight grand final race, came in fifth place.
— UW Husky Crew (@UWHuskyCrew) June 2, 2013
Washington did not lose a single race throughout the weekend, as the Huskies swept all five races once again on Sunday to earn themselves their seventh straight Ten Eyck Award for the team with the most points overall. No team had ever swept all five grand final races before Washington did last year — now the Huskies have accomplished the feat two years in a row. The Huskies’ closest call was came from their varsity four boat (6:26.493), which edged out Cal (6:26.790).
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The Bears’ three other boats had solid third-place performances. Cal’s second varsity eight boat was in a tough fight for seconds, finishing half a second behind Brown, who also bested Cal by a second in the freshmen eight race. The open four race was not as close, as the Bears’ 6:35.935 time was four seconds behind second-place Northeastern.