May 31, 2014

Men's Rowing Wraps Up Day Two Of IRA National Championship

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – The Holy Cross men's rowing team competed in the second day of the 112th Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championship on Saturday on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J.

The varsity eight placed sixth in its semifinal out of six boats. No. 13 Stanford (6:17.848) placed first, No. 14 Pennsylvania (6:20.272) was second, No. 15 Oregon State (6:20.782) was third, Drexel (6:23.370) was fourth, No. 16 Dartmouth (6:30.633) was fifth and the Crusaders (6:33.072) were sixth. The varsity eight will now compete in the fourth-level final on Sunday, June 1 at 11:40 a.m.

The second varsity eight came in fifth place in its semifinal out of six boats. Harvard (6:16.234) placed first, Gonzaga (6:18.638) was second, Drexel (6:19.170) was third, George Washington (6:20.536) was fourth, the Crusaders (6:27.105) were fifth and Florida Institute of Technology (6:30.906) was sixth. The second varsity eight will now compete in the fourth-level final on Sunday, June 1 at 9:30 a.m. 

The third varsity eight, which did not compete today, will row in the third-level final on Sunday, June 1 at 9:40 a.m.

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Varsity Eight: Michael Fitzgerald (coxswain), Vince LaMonteJohn TanisSam PoryandaJohn BurkeSean O'NeillHenry Van DammeJordan TraubConnor Dilworth.

Second Varsity Eight: John Gentile (coxswain), James HollandAnthony CurroKevin CaseyBrian SullivanAndrew McNamaraConnor MayCasey NortonTiarnan Doherty.

Third Varsity Eight: J.T. Kearney (coxswain), Ryan HalliseyJon BachmannJoe NolanChristian KerriganDanny MitchellRyan TierneyT.J. WattsChris Mudrick.