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Lightweight Rowing Competes at IRA National Championships on Saturday

Navy will be chasing its first varsity four title since 2007.

Navy will be chasing its first varsity four title since 2007.

June 1, 2012

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy lightweight rowing team will take part in its final regatta of the season on Saturday when the varsity four competes at the IRA National Championships in Camden, N.J.

There will a total of 10 boats competing in two varsity four heat races, with the first beginning at 7:30 a.m. on the Cooper River. The top three crews from both trial heats will move on to the grand final, while the remainder will compete in the petite final. The petite final will begin at noon, with the grand final following at 12:15 p.m.

Navy's fours have competed just twice this season and were successful on both occasions. Against Columbia on April 7, Navy's pair of four boats took the top two spots, and a week later against Georgetown and Delaware, the Mids' two crews again placed first and second.

The Mids last competed in the varsity four at the IRA National Championships in 2008. That year, the Mids advanced to the grand final where they placed second to Yale. Navy last won the varsity four race in 2007.



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