Men's Heavyweight Varsity Eight Finishes 14th at IRA National Championships
June 4, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's rowing team concluded the spring season this weekend, finishing 14th in the country in the men's varsity heavyweight eight event at the 111th Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championships on Lake Natoma in Sacramento, Calif.
The line-up of coxswain Kerri McKie, stroke Matt Stewart, Henry Hoffstot, Benjamin Holltzmuller, Tim Broughton, Graham Miller, Jack O'Donnell, Lazar Zdravkovic, and bow Michael Blommer raced in the third-level final on Sunday afternoon, crossing the line in 5:56.88, 2.5 seconds behind Pennsylvania and ahead of George Washington, Syracuse, Oregon State and FIT. Conditions for Sunday's finals were calm with an occasional slight headwind.
The varsity heavyweight eight finished fourth in their heat on Friday morning, advancing them to the Friday afternoon repechage where the crew finished second in their race. The Hoyas moved to the third semi-final on Saturday, where they grabbed another second place finish to advance them to the third-level final on Sunday.
In the men's varsity lightweight eight event, Georgetown finished second in the petite final on Sunday afternoon, crossing the line behind Pennsylvania in a time of 6:11.99.
The men's heavyweight varsity four advanced to the semi-finals on Saturday afternoon, finishing behind Princeton, MIT and Oregon State in their semi-final race and ahead of George Washington University in a time of 6:53.47.