May 31, 2014

Heavyweights’ Varsity to IRA Grand Final

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WEST WINDSOR, N.J.- The Yale men's varsity crew has progressed through to the grand final of the IRA National Championship regatta.  Both the second and third heavyweight varsities will compete in the petit final of their events in the final day of racing tomorrow.

 
The varsity boat needed to finish in the top three of the six boats in its semi-final.  With a time of 6:07.8, the Bulldogs were able to do just that, finishing in a comfortable third despite a sizeable crosswind.
 

"The conditions were challenging out there this morning, but we put together onw of our most complete races," said varsity member Simon Keenan.  "We're looking forward to lining up tomorrow."

 
The varsity will race in the Men's Varsity Eight Grand Final tomorrow at 12:45 p.m. against Cal, UW, Brown, Harvard and Princeton to determine the fastest crew in the country.
 

The second varsity finished last in its semi-final and will race against Boston University, Penn, Oregon State, Cornell and Wisconsin tomorrow in the petit final at 11:20 a.m. 

 

The third varsity will also head to a petit final tomorrow, after a fifth place finish in its semi-final.  The 3V will race Dartmouth, Syracuse, Navy, Cornell and Penn at 10:40 a.m. 

 

The team has the rest of the day to prepare for its finals tomorrow.  After that, the squad's last races of the season will be The Race against Harvard on June 6 and 7.

 

Report filed by Ari Zimmet '16, Yale Sports Publicity.

 

 Race Schedule for Sunday

 

10:40 a.m.- Third Varsity, Petit Final

11:20 a.m.- Second Varsity, Petit Final

12:45 p.m.- Varsity Eight, Grand Final

 

Results from the day can be found here.

 

Video from the day can be found here.
 

Information on the live-feed for tomorrow can be found here.

 

Line-Ups

 

V-

Cox: Fletcher

Trzybinski

Wynne-Grif

Hurn

Keenan

DeVries

Pagel

Symington

Johnson

 

2V- 

Cox: Carothers

Tortora

Goodman

Smith

Barth

Molen-Grig

Michel

O'Reilly

Van Voorhis

 

3V 

Cox: Lee

Bird

Risbergs

Schoenly

Olscamp

Reeves

Lopez

McGinn

Rosenbloom

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