June 2, 2010

Heavyweight Crews Head to National Championship

NEW HAVEN, Conn.- The Yale heavyweight crew heads to Camden, N.J. this week to compete at the 108th Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championships. This three-day event begins on Thursday, June 3 and ends on Saturday, June 5. The Bulldogs are coming off Four heavyweight boats will compete for Yale at the National Championships.

The heavyweight varsity eight will race in Thursday's heat at 8:00 a.m. They face Ivy League opponents Brown and Cornell along with Cal, Oregon State and Northeastern. The top two finishers will receive automatic bids to the semifinals on Friday. All others will race in the repechages later that day. 

Yale's second varsity eight will race on Thursday at 8:45 a.m. and will face Penn, Brown, Cornell, and Syracuse in a battle for the semifinals. Only the top three will advance automatically. All others will race in the repechages in the afternoon. 

The Yale freshman eight will race in the 10:00 a.m. heat against Wisconsin, Princeton, Cal, Brown and Northeastern. The top two will advance to the semifinals and again, all others will be in the repechages.

Yale's open four will race at 10:15 a.m. against Washington, Oregon State, Navy and Dartmouth. The top three fours advance automatically to the finals.

Live audio broadcast of the IRA National Championships will be available online Thursday, June 3 through Saturday, June 5. Spectators will be able to listen to live racing by clicking here

Live results can be found here

Report filed by Yale Sports Publicity. 

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