Men's Rowing Sends Three Boats to IRA National Championship
Colonials in action on Lake Natoma in Sacramento, Friday-Sunday
|115th IRA National Championship|
|Date | Time||Friday-Sunday | June 2-3|
|Location||Lake Natoma | Sacramento, California|
|Additional Information||Schedule | IRA National Championship Central|
Profressions | Seeding Polls
|Follow||@GW_MensRowing | Live Results | Watch Live|
ON THE LINE: The George Washington men's rowing team will send three boats to this weekend's 115th Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championships, hosted by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), on Lake Natoma in Sacramento, California.
SCHEDULE: Racing commences with Friday's morning heats followed by repechages in the afternoon. The semifinal schedule kicks off on Saturday morning with the grand, petite, third-level and fourth-level finals on Sunday.
PROGRESSIONS: For both the V8 and 2V8, the top two boats in each heat automatically advance to Saturday's semifinals while the rest of the crews will compete in repechages on Friday afternoon. The top boat in each repechage secures a spot in the top semifinal.
For the 3V8, the top two boats in each heat move on to the semifinals while the remaining boats race again on Friday afternoon. The top two boats in each repechage secure spots in the top semifinal.
SEEDING AND MATCHUPS: The Varsity 8 enters IRAs seeded 15th in the nation and will face off against Oregon State, Cornell, California, Dartmouth and UC Santa Clara in its Friday heat (8:40 a.m. PT)
The 2nd Varsity 8 is seeded ninth overall and will race against Navy, Washington, Brown, Oregon State and UC San Diego (9:30 a.m. PT).
The 3rd Varsity 8 is also seeded 15th and will race in its heat (10:20 a.m PT) against Drexel, Boston College, Harvard and Wisconsin.
LAST TIME AT IRAs: All three boats matched or outperformed its seeding at last season's IRA National Championships on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, New Jersey.
GW placed 18th overall as a team with final boat rankings of 18th by the Varsity 8, 14th by the 2nd Varsity 8 and 11th by the 3rd Varsity 8.
BEST PERFORMANCE: GW's finest performance at the IRA National Championship came in 2014 when the program secured best-ever finishes in both the Varsity 8 (14th) and Freshman 8 (7th).
Coxswain: Ellee Watson
Stroke: Ben Delaney
Bow: Kevin Garvis
2nd Varsity 8
Coxswain: Jess Hagler
Stroke: Josh Nothnagel
Bow: Devin Hisarli
3rd Varsity 8
Coxswain: Berkley Melvin
Stroke: Alastair Watson
Bow: Maddux Castle
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