let's get real here. Virginia had some big guys, 2 and 7 were huge, but the size differences were negligible at best as you can clearly see in these photos. The race came down to about 6 inches or whatever and when its that close it's a function of where each boat is in the stroke. UCSD surged ahead of Virginia a bit after the finish line but they were ahead where it counted. If UCSD had come out ahead it wouldn't mean that Virginia was any less dedicated or UCSD were any more, both crews were right there and someone had to cross the line first. That doesn't take away from the fact that it was the closest and best races I've ever been a part of. It could have just as easily gone the other way by random luck and regardless of who came out in front I think that it was a "remarkable and special" race. You don't need to insult me and my teammates by implying that the race was ours to win and we didn't perform as well as we should have given our supposed size and experience, Virginia is a great crew and program and they came out in front, just leave it at that.