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IRA 2017: Yale V8 Stops Washington Sweep, Cornell Lights Go Undefeated, Stanford Women Three-Peat
Yale wins the varsity eight trophy
IRA 2017: Yale V8 Stops Washington Sweep, Cornell Lights Go Undefeated, Stanford Women Three-Peat
Monday, June 5, 2017
Washington was moving toward a 2017 IRA sweep. With wins in three of the four events, and its top seeded varsity eight on the start, some on the shores of Lake Natoma were thinking the Huskies were history bound. It was not what happened.  ...more

Inspirational Words from a Sidelined Senior Captain
Yale senior captain Rob Hurn
Inspirational Words from a Sidelined Senior Captain
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Sick and sidelined, Yale senior captain Rob Hurn was with his crew in spirit yesterday for the IRA Championship race.  ...more

Final Time at the IRA Championship - Seasons and Collegiate Careers Wrap up Sunday
With semis complete, finals are set on Lake Natoma for the IRA Championships
Final Time at the IRA Championship - Seasons and Collegiate Careers Wrap up Sunday
Saturday, June 3, 2017
IRA Championship day is a moment to accomplish goals, put a bow on collegiate careers, and surprise opponents. After two days of heats and semis, the table is set for a big day on Lake Natoma.  ...more

Heats Day: When to Make Changes, When to Sit Pat, When to Duck Geese
Princeton lightweight eight
Heats Day: When to Make Changes, When to Sit Pat, When to Duck Geese
Friday, June 2, 2017
Heats Day in the 2017 IRA Championship had predictable results for the top seeded crews. One of the successes was the result of some critical coaching moves, and the biggest surprise in the morning came for an errant Goose.  ...more
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Frosh Loss - Losing a Tradition in a Sport of Traditions
Last-ever Frosh 8 champs...University of Washington, 2016
Frosh Loss - Losing a Tradition in a Sport of Traditions
Friday, June 2, 2017
For the first time in the history of the IRA Championship, there is no freshmen event. Some think it's a good change Some wish it were back. Most are nostalgic and miss its contribution to tradition.  ...more
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Building Expectations Toward the IRA Championships
Wasington's varsity eight getting a final row on Lake Natoma
Building Expectations Toward the IRA Championships
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Lake Natoma was a warm and welcoming place Thursday for a final day of practice and reflecting on expectations for the 2017 IRA Championship that begins in the morning with heats and ends on Sunday with either dreams realized and or dreams dashed.  ...more