Men's Rowing Concludes Season with 17th-Place Finish at IRA

June 5, 2010

CHERRY HILL, New Jersey – After a few setbacks, the Oregon State men’s rowing team raced to a fifth-place finish in the varsity 8+ “C” final at the IRA Championships on Saturday as the Beavers finished the regatta in 17th-place overall.


The varsity 8+ was seeded 17th going into the regatta; and, along the way, lost a top rower, senior Mike Buckiewicz, to a serious back injury after Friday’s repechage. Andrew read raced in Mike’s place on Saturday as the Beavers placed fifth in their race.


“We only had one senior racing today, so this group has the opportunity to improve on their showing at next year’s championships,” head coach Steve Todd said.


After improving throughout the weekend, the open four’s crew performance came up short on Saturday as they finished in sixth-place overall after today’s race in the Grand Final.


The freshman eight crew placed 12th overall after a sixth-place finish in the Petite Final.


“We are excited to continue to work with these young men,” said Todd of the season’s conclusion. “They’ve been improving all year, but we still have a lot to learn. Racing at the IRA is the best way to get that exposure to the intensity of collegiate rowing.”



Varsity 8+

Navy – 5:39.500

Stanford – 4:24.043

Wisconsin – 5:43.767

Pennsylvania – 5:45.357

Oregon State – 5:47.674

Jacksonville – 6:02.399


Open 4+

Cornell – 6:16.781

Wisconsin – 6:21.733

Washington – 6:22.862

Brown – 6:24.731

California – 6:26.230

Oregon State – 6:32.510


Freshman 8+

BU – 5:44.509

Brown – 5:47.454

Wisconsin – 5:48.383

Navy -5:49.237

Columbia – 5:54.163

Oregon State – 5:59.372