GW Men's Rowing Wins Carr Bowl at GW Invitational
Colonials Sweep Saturday Races for First GW Invite Title in Program History
April 12, 2014
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WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's rowing team swept six races on Day 2 of the George Washington Invitational to win the Oliver T. Carr Bowl for the first time in program history on Saturday afternoon on the Potomac River.
GW totaled 108 points, winning all nine scoring events over two days to clinch the title. Navy finished in second place with 93 points followed by Georgetown (90), Holy Cross (27), UC San Diego (12) and Virginia (0).
The Colonials carried 39 points from Day 1 into Saturday's morning session and continued its dominance with a trio of victories over Holy Cross.
The Freshmen 8 clinched 12 points with an open-water victory over Holy Cross, defeating the Crusaders by a seven-second margin. GW finished the 2,000-meter course in 5:57.80, followed by Holy Cross in 6:05.11
The JV8 was next on the water and prevailed by one boat length over Holy Cross, finishing in 5:56.50, to bank an additional 12 points in the Carr Bowl standings.
The Varsity 8 completed the morning sweep with an eight-seat win over Holy Cross to clinch 15 points. GW finished in 5:43.80, followed by the Crusaders in 5:46.19.
The Colonials tallied a trio of open-water victories in the afternoon session to clinch the program's first-ever Oliver T. Carr Bowl championship.
The Freshmen 8 made it seven in a row for the Colonials with a victory over UC San Diego in 6:02.30, a 7.9-second margin.
The JV8 followed with another open-water victory, defeating UC San Diego by 10 seconds in 5:59.80. The Tritons followed in 6:10.00.
Needing a win to clinch the Carr Bowl, the Colonials' Varsity 8 did not disappoint. GW led wire-to-wire and registered an open-water victory by a margin of 7.5-second margin. The Colonials finished in 5:51.00, compared to 5:58.50 by UC San Diego.
In GW's final race of the weekend, Navy defeated GW in a Second Freshmen 8 contest.
GW returns to action at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Championships (April 18-19) on Lake Mellon in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
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