UW men’s crew wins 14th National Championship
For the fourteenth time, the UW men’s crew can call themselves champions.
After falling short by two-tenths of a second to California in last year’s
eight grand final, the Washington Huskies men’s crew redeemed
with a dominating performance on the 2,000-meter Copper River, NJ
to secure their 14th IRA national championship.
The Huskies also won its fifth consecutive Ten Eyck Cup, which is awarded
the team champion who performs the best across all races. UW won both
events, the second varsity eight, and the varsity eight – the race that
determines the best and fastest crew in the nation.
“We wanted to be champions this year,” said men’s coach Michael Callahan,
who has now won two titles in his four years at UW. “Everyone on the team
was committed to that today and you saw it in the fours and the eights.”
Washington rowed past second-place Harvard with a time of 5:30.623.
The win gives Washington its third title in six years.
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