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Heavyweight Rowing Completes Day Two at the IRA Regatta

The varsity, second varsity and freshman eight crews will compete in the petite finals on Saturday.

June 1, 2012

Complete Results

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy heavyweight rowing team advanced two crews to their respective grand finals of the IRA National Championships on Friday in Camden, N.J. The Mids' varsity four and open four boats qualified for Saturday's grand final races, while the varsity, second varsity and freshmen eight boats will partake in the petite finals tomorrow.

Navy started the day on the Cooper River with its open four boat taking second place in the repechage race, thus earning a spot in the grand final. The Mids posted a time of 7:10.458, which was :04 behind first-place Wisconsin. The open four grand final will take place at 8:40 a.m. on Saturday.

The varsity four semifinals followed and the Mids' crew placed third in its race, also punching a ticket for Saturday's grand final. After Brown and Georgetown crossed the finish line, respectively, the Mids cruised in just :02 later with a time of 7:19.892. Navy held off Wisconsin by :02 to take third place.

"We're delighted both of those crews made the final," said Navy head coach Rick Clothier. "They raced well this morning."

After a lengthy delay due to inclement weather in the early afternoon, the varsity eight hit the water for its semifinal race. From the start, the Mids were unable to find the rhythm they needed in the race and wound up placing fifth with a time of 6:33.564. Washington won the race with a time of 6:14.951.

Navy's second varsity nearly picked up a spot in tomorrow's grand final, but finished a half-boat length behind Stanford for third place. Navy posted a 6:24.951, while the Cardinal crossed the finish line in 6:23.546.

"I thought the second eight fought their hearts out in that race," said Clothier.

The freshman eight boat finished sixth in its heat with a time of 6:30.328 and will compete in Saturday's petite final at 10 a.m.

Racing will begin on the final day of the IRA National Championships at 7 a.m.



V8, semifinal
1 Washington, 6:14.951
2 BU, 6:19.018
3 California, 6:25.350
4 Wisconsin, 6:30.078
5 Navy, 6:33.564
6 Yale, 6:38.917

2V8, semifinal
1 Washington, 6:12.548
2 Harvard, 6:17.159
3 Stanford, 6:23.546
4 Navy, 6:24.951
5 Princeton, 6:37.082
6 Syracuse, 6:39.601

F8, semifinal
1 Washington, 6:03.216
2 Northeastern, 6:07.589
3 Harvard, 6:12.133
4 Wisconsin, 6:14.490
5 BU, 6:20.389
6 Navy, 6:30.328

V4, semifinal
1 Brown, 7:17.736
2 Georgetown, 7:17.978
3 Navy, 7:19.892
4 Wisconsin, 7:21.786
5 Holy Cross, 7:24.775
6 Harvard, 7:33.129

O4, repechage
1 Wisconsin, 7:06.444
2 Navy, 7:10.458
3 Northeastern, 7:13.523
4 Princeton, 7:18.428
5 Syracuse, 7:51.947

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