June 3, 2011

Varsity Four Competes In Day Two Of IRA National Championship

CAMDEN, N.J. – The Holy Cross men's rowing team competed in the second day of competition at the 109th Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championship on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J., on Friday. The varsity four placed sixth out of six boats in its semifinal race and will compete in the petite finals on Saturday, June 4.

The top three boats from each of the two semifinal races qualified for the grand finals, while the rest of the teams moved to the petite finals. Navy won the race with a time of 6:20.080, while Stanford (6:20.087) and Brown (6:20.628) also qualified for the final. Northeastern (6:21.076) placed fourth, George Washington (6:23.094) finished fifth and Holy Cross (6:30.558) placed sixth. The members of the crew are freshman coxswain John Gentile (Mays Landing, N.J.), sophomore Peter Prominski (Arlington, Va.), freshman Anthony Curro (North Andover, Mass.), junior Peter Dwyer (Keene, N.Y.) and sophomore Pat Rapuano (Penn Valley, Pa.).

The Crusaders will race in the petite finals on Saturday at 8:57 a.m. Holy Cross will row versus Temple, Georgetown, Northeastern, George Washington and Syracuse.

There are numerous ways to follow the IRAs. You can watch the event on video by going here. You can also listen to an audio broadcast by going here and follow the results here. Also for complete coverage of the regatta on row2k.com go here.