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Cal Edges Yale For IRA Title

Betsy Carothers image
Betsy Carothers image

First Blemish This Spring

 


WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – The best from the West lined up against the East's premier boat in the men's varsity eight grand final of the 2016 Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA), and the West came out on top by just under two seconds. California edged Yale for the national championship on Mercer Lake this morning.

The Golden Bears, who never trailed in the 2,000 meter sprint, came in at 5:38.71. The Bulldogs, rowing out of lane 7, finished 5:40.70 and had to overcome a boat-length deficit to make it a contest for the Varsity Challenge Cup.

The Elis, who face their rival a week from today in the 151st edition of the Yale-Harvard Regatta, were defeated for the first time in 2016. They had taken all the regular-season events, captured the San Diego Crew Classic and finished on top at the Sprints for a second straight season. Today, the Blue was searching for a title that had narrowly eluded them in 2015.

Princeton made a late rush to finish third at 5:41.88 and come in ahead of Washington (5:44.46) with Harvard and Brown trailing.

In other events involving Eli oarsmen, Yale's second varsity (5:53.44) won the petite final by edging out Cornell, while the third boat was third in its petite final. The Bulldogs also had a four rowing on Sunday and it finished fourth in a fourth-level final.

The IRA also keeps track of team standings, where Yale was fifth overall with 163 points. Cal won the Ten Eyck Award for overall supremacy at the three-day regatta.

 
IV LINEUP

Cox

Chris Carothers

Sr.

5'9"

125

Kenilworth, Ill. / New Trier High School

Stroke

Nate Goodman

Jr.

6'4"

190

Montclair, N.J. / Montclair High School

7

Ollie Wynne-Griffith

Jr.

6'6"

205

London, United Kingdom / Radley College

6

Hubert Trzybinski

Sr.

6'8"

210

Berlin, Germany / Flatow-Oberschule

5

Paul Jacquot

So.

6'8"

210

Chalon-sur-Saone, France / Institution des Chartreux

4

Charlie Elwes

Fr.

6'7"

208

Newbury, United Kingdom / Radley College

3

Sholto Carnegie

So.

6'6"

186

Oxford, United Kingdom / The Cherwell School

2

Robert Hurn

Jr.

6'5"

187

Brisbane, Australia / Anglican Church Grammar

Bow

Stephan Riemekasten

Jr.

6'4"

180

Berlin, Germany / Alexander von Humboldt

2V LINEUP

Cox

Grant Louis

So.

5'8"

130

Hinsdale, Ill. / Deerfield Academy

Stroke

Seth Bartlett

Fr.

6'4"

195

Pacifica, Calif. / Junipero Serra High School

7

Cole Tilden

So.

6'8"

205

Cincinnati, Ohio / St. Xavier High School

6

Oscar O'Reilly

So.

6'6"

220

Sydney, Australia / Geelong Grammar School

5

Thomas Pagel

Sr.

6'4"

220

Oxford, United Kingdom / Abingdon School

4

Bryan DeVries

So.

6'8"

210

San Diego, Calif. / Culver Military Academy

3

Kevin Kiernan

So.

6'5"

200

Hatfield, Pa. / St. Joseph's Preparatory School

2

David DeVries

Sr.

6'8"

210

San Diego, Calif. / Culver Military Academy

Bow

Adam Smith

Sr.

6'4"

195

Auckland, New Zealand / Auckland Grammar School

3V LINEUP

Cox

Mackenzie Lee

Sr.

5'1"

117

La Cantildeada, Calif. / Polytechnic School

Stroke

Jack McGinn

Sr.

6'0"

180

Minneapolis, Minn. / Benilde-St. Margaret's

7

Jack Webber

Fr.

6'1"

235

Chester, United Kingdom / The King's School

6

Henry Bird

Sr.

6'1"

176

Bedford Hills, N. Y. / Deerfield Academy

5

Angus Morrison

Fr.

6'4"

182

Brisbane, Australia / Brisbane Grammar School

4

Ed Reeves

Sr.

6'8"

210

Auckland, New Zealand / King's College

3

John Risbergs

Jr.

6'5"

208

Islip, N.Y. / St. Anthony's High School

2

Alex Lindsay

Fr.

6'6"

172

Kent, United Kingdom / Eton College

Bow

Izak Epstein

Fr.

6'4"

190

Long Beach, Calif. / Long Beach Poly High School

 

4 LINEUP

Cox

Thomas Fant

Fr.

5'8"

125

Kentfield, Calif. / Redwood High School

           
           
           
 

Lucas Peilert

So.

6'5"

190

Sewickley, Pa. / Central Catholic High School

 

Samuel Helms

So.

6'3"

190

Ely, Minn. / Phillips Exeter Academy

 

Joseph Downs

So.

6'3"

190

Oakton, Va. / Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

 

Kamil Alizai Sadik

Sr.

6'3"

190

Chappaqua, N.Y. / Horace Greeley High School

 

Filed by Steve Conn, Yale Associate AD & Sports Publicity Director – steven.conn@yale.edu