June 3, 2006
CAMDEN, N.J. - The College of the Holy Cross men's rowing team concluded the 2005-2006 season with two boats taking part in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship Regatta, held on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J. The varsity eight came in sixth in the third-level final to finish in 18th place overall, while the second varsity eight placed second in the third-level final for a 14th-place finish. As a team, the Crusaders finished 22nd out of 49 schools in the competition for the Ten Eyck Trophy, with 20 points. California won the Ten Eyck Trophy as the IRA national champion, with 196 points.
The varsity eight posted a time of 6:00.56 in the third-level final to come in sixth. Boston University won the third-level final with a time of 5:52.29, while California took first place overall, by winning the grand final in a time of 5:37.71. The Crusaders had previously posted a time of 5:53.34 to come in fifth a their opening heat, while placing second in their repechage heat with a time of 5:52.17. In its semifinal heat, Holy Cross had a time of 5:59.69, to come in third.
The second varsity eight had a time of 6:05.50 in the third-level final to place second, as it was narrowly edged by Michigan (6:05.13). Harvard finished in first place overall in the event, taking the grand final in a time of 5:44.11. The Crusaders had previously posted a time of 6:07.80 to place sixth in their opening heat, then came in fourth in their repechage heat with a time of 6:12.16.