Also, say say, if any one of you whipsnappigers would like a "finest home-grown-man-suit" do place your orders on the better side of promptly,
They go for 5 sheckels a piece, and--I'll make you a deal because I like you--If you order two I'll only charge 9 sheckels and 15 gelt.
Congratulations to Wisco and Cornell (my alma mater). Both are incredible crews.
BUT i still think the Cornell LW V8 should win this one. The IRA 3-peat? EPIC.
Marist has a good rowing program. With their top 4 guys in the four, we should not be surprised of this accomplishment. Stop making Marist sound like a third-tier school when they're not.
However, my vote is for those 8 little skeletons running around the boathouse up in Ithaca, NY. Congrats on the three-peat. If you don't get crew of the week here I expect one when you get home from Henley.
And on another note...the Harvard 04 had 4 freshman in their boat? 4 novices would be fine, but 4 freshman is illegal boys...read the rule book.
Also, third IRA championship title in a row and not even close to first place in the Crew of the Week polls? Can't say I saw that one coming, but then again, doubt most saw Wisco's win coming either. Congratulations to all aforementioned crews for a great showing.
1. Their boat averaged 187 pounds. 2. They have 5 walk-ons. 3. They only have 2 seniors. 4. They didn't get out on the water until April because of the Madison weather. 5. They were undefeated all year and never had to finish a race with a sprint until the IRA Grand Finals when they took EIGHT SEATS in the last 500 against Washington, the team that had been ranked #1 in the country all spring.
I don't know how you could vote for any other boat when considering all those things. And considering their inexperience (being loaded with walk-ons and underclassmen) , short amount of water time, and lack of really being pushed all season... just imagine how fast they could be with four more weeks of intense "camp" training for Henley.
This year's Wisco team made my jaw drop. Hats off to them.