Video Of The Week: Men's Varsity Eight Grand Final at the 2013 IRA Regatta
Last weekend was filled to the brim with top-notch collegiate racing. While athletes at the NCAA Rowing Championships were battling through very tough conditions for the first two days of the regatta in Indianapolis, the West Coast enjoyed flat conditions (albeit with high temperatures) on Lake Natoma, and, when all was said and done, the results were very familiar in Sacramento. The varsity eight was the crowning achievement on a second consecutive Washington Husky sweep of all five races, gutting out extremely narrow victories in the open and varsity fours to set the stage for the eights later in the program.
Incredibly close race to the line - looked like @uwhuskycrew edged @californiacrew by about a foot for the MV4 title twitter.com/rowingrelated/…
— RowingRelated (@rowingrelated) June 2, 2013
While Harvard led out of the gates in the varsity eight, the result was yet another come-from-behind victory for the Huskies, who overcame similar margins in the second 1000m in both the Cal Dual and the Pac-12 Championship final to claim those titles along the way.
Upcoming: Much more multimedia coverage is on the way, with write-ups from IRAs and NCAAs to be posted this week, as well as our picks and predictions for the 2013 USRowing Youth National Championships.