Video: Washington Husky Crew Looking to Make History

A new video from Washington Husky Crew
This weekend, the when the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championship kicks off in Princeton, New Jersey, the Washington Huskies will be looking to accomplish something that has never been done in the more than 100-year history of the IRA Regatta: That is, to win five straight men's varsity eight titles.

Having already broken their own record several times for the Ten Eyck (team points) trophy (they're now at eight in a row, looking for nine), Washington will seek to cap off a challenging season with what would be their sixth varsity eight victory in the last seven years. The Dawgs entered the spring as the RR preseason no. 1, and will go into the national championships as the top-seeded crew once again this year.

However, they'll face arguably their toughest competition in some time (maybe going back to the excellent 2013 Harvard varsity eight), with the Golden Bears having already defeated UW at the Dual in Seattle last month, and Yale working on a historic season that saw the Bulldogs go undefeated through the Eastern Sprints (as we predicted four years ago).

More on the above, plus a look at NCAAs, still to come this week, but for now, just enjoy the film, edited by U.S. lightweight sculler Nick Trojan and featuring a rowing drag race with a sea plane—only in Seattle.


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