Brown Men’s Crew Places Fifth Overall at 2011 IRA National Championships

Camden, N.J. – At the 2011 Intercollegiate Racing Association (IRA) National Championships on the Cooper River, Brown Men's Crew earned 142 team points, good for a fifth-place finish overall. The varsity eight boat fought to a fifth place finish in the grand finals, edging out Ivy League-rival Princeton, while the varsity four boat secured a silver medal with a late push in the second 1,000 meters in the grand final event. 

The Bears' varsity eight took fifth in the grand final while its freshmen boat finished sixth. In the petite finals, both Bruno's second varsity and open four boats placed second.

Despite facing five of the top boats in the country, the varsity eight jumped out to an early lead in the grand final, controlling the first 500 meters of the race. By the midway point, No. 1 Washington pulled even with the Bears and showed impressive speed in the second half. The Bears continued to push and held off Ivy League-rival Princeton for fifth overall.

The varsity four got off to a slow start in the grand final, but rebounded in the second half of race, picking up the pace and jumping past Drexel and Navy. Had the race been just 100 meters longer, the Bears may have even caught the eventual National Champs as the V4 boat stormed towards the Huskies and finished with the silver medal with a time of 6:21.859.

Brown's second varsity fought back-and-forth with Yale through the petite final, but the Bulldogs were able to jump ahead of the Bears at the end. Bruno held off Syracuse however, securing a second-place finish.

The freshman eight also faced a highly competitive field and stuck with California, Washington and Harvard throughout the first 1,000. The F8 grand final proved to be the only race that Washington did not win as Cal topped the Huskies. Bruno finished sixth with a time of 5:45.374.

Brown's open four boat competed in the petite final and nearly won the heat, just being edged out by Penn by .324 seconds.

 

TEAM RESULTS

1. Washington 195.0

2. Harvard 184.0

3. California 173.0

4. Princeton 155.0

5. Brown 142.0

6. Wisconsin 138.0

7. Cornell 135.0

8. Yale 99.0

9. Boston University 99.0

10. Navy 97.0

11. Syracuse 92.0

12. Stanford 85.0

13. Dartmouth 67.0

14. Pennsylvania 48.0

15. Columbia 47.0

16. Cal-San Diego 38.0

17. Georgetown 35.0

18. Gonzaga 31.0

 

RACE RESULTS

MV8 GF

Order

Entry

Result

1

Washington

5:30.623

2

Harvard

5:33.302

3

California

5:33.406

4

Wisconsin

5:34.038

5

Brown

5:36.899

6

Princeton

5:38.500

 

M2V8 PF

Order

Entry

Result

1

Yale

5:46.992

2

Brown

5:49.190

3

Syracuse

5:51.263

4

BU

5:52.866

5

Pennsylvania

5:53.261

6

Navy

5:53.782

7

Dartmouth

6:02.877

 

MF8 GF 

Order

Entry

Result

1

California

5:36.133

2

Washington

5:38.355

3

Harvard

5:39.810

4

Princeton

5:41.713

5

BU

5:42.006

6

Brown

5:45.374

 

MV4 GF

Order

Entry

Result

1

Washington

6:19.045

2

Brown

6:21.859

3

Drexel

6:23.039

4

Navy

6:24.403

5

Stanford

6:24.474

6

Wisconsin

6:29.153

 

MO4 PF

Order

Entry

Result

1

Pennsylvania

6:45.645

2

Brown

6:45.969

3

California

6:51.86

 

Boatings

V8

C – Leigh Carroll

S – Alex Fleming

7 – Ari Resnick

6 – Taylor Brown

5 – Brendan Nolan

4 – Jim McLaughlin

3 – Geoff Martin

2 – Ben Dann

B – Greg Silverberg

 

2V8

C – Susan Thompson

S – James Pardoe

7 – Colby Richardson

6 – Tyler Sheffels

5 – Taylor Emanuels

4 – George Brennan

3 – Jacques Greenberg

2 – Chris Bowman

B – Anthony Mantegani

 

F8

C – William Quirk

S – Sean Grogan

7 – Quinten Richardson

6 – Vyacheslav Chupryna

5 – Morgan Gerlak

4 – Martin Aspholm

3 – Bailey Willis

2 – Ian Connor

B – Taggart Denton

 

V4

C – Yukun Gao

S – Carter Aronson

3 – Owen Traynor

2 – Kyle Beatty

B – George Whitridge

 

O4

C – Vincent Pham

S – Peter Gibson

3 – James Bensson

2 – Colin Fish

B – Michael Devereux