The varsity four placed fourth out of 28 boats at the National Championship.
The varsity four placed fourth out of 28 boats at the National Championship.

Crusaders Finish Fourth In The Nation

Holy Cross Athletics   06-05-2016

THE BASICS:

  • Regatta: IRA National Championship
  • Date: Sunday, June 5
  • Location: West Windsor, N.J. (Mercer Lake)
  • The Lead: The Holy Cross men’s varsity four placed fourth in the Grand Final at the 114th Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championship on Sunday on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J. The Crusaders placed fourth overall in the 28-boat varsity four competition. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Crusaders placed fourth in the Grand Final with a time of 6:47.880. Washington won with a time of 6:35.490, while Princeton (6:38.030) was second, California (6:40.040) was third, Wisconsin (6:54.050) was fifth and MIT (6:55.670) was sixth.

COACH'S CORNER:

  • "The guys really raced well and made me proud today,” said Holy Cross head coach Jim Barr. “They were up against the best and held their own. Fourth in the country!"

BEYOND THE RESULTS:

  • This is the Crusaders' best finish in an event at the IRAs since 1983 when the varsity four placed third. 

"The guys really raced well and made me proud today. They were up against the best and held their own. Fourth in the country!"
Head Coach Jim Barr

THE LINEUP:

UP NEXT:

  • The 2015-2016 season has concluded.

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