CAMDEN, N.J. – The Holy Cross men's rowing team concluded competition at the 108th IRA National Championship on the Cooper River on Saturday. The varsity four placed second in the third-level finals and 14th out of 18 teams overall.
Harvard (6:30.033) won the third-level finals, followed by Holy Cross (6:41.933), Loyola (Md.) (6:44.292), St. Joseph's (6:49.031), Navy (6:51.222) and Drexel (6:53.192).
“I'm really pleased with the effort and intensity of the guys over the course of the regatta,” said Holy Cross head coach Todd Pearson. “We had some disappointing results on Thursday, yet the team stayed focused and came out today and rowed their best race of the week. In the final they found themselves down early in the race, but they remained patient and put their bowball in front of everyone except Harvard with a very strong third 500m. I'm very proud of the race they rowed. The lineup in our boat this week was comprised completely of rising juniors and they made huge strides as oarsmen that will carry them forward to next season. All of them were attending this regatta for the first time and now having been here, they are more motivated than ever to get back here with a full squad next year.”
The season has now concluded.