Terriers Finish 7th at IRAs

Terriers Finish 7th at IRAs

Coach Bohrer Interview | Results | Ten Eyck Team Points

West Windsor, N.J. - Highlighted by a seventh place overall team finish, the Boston University men's rowing team completed day 3 of the IRA National Championship Regatta on Sunday. Led by sixth-place finishes in both the second varsity and third varsity eight grand finals, BU tallied 126 Ten Eyck points to place seventh out of a field of 24 teams.

In their biggest race on Sunday, the Terriers' 2V boat competed in 2V8 grand finals against Cal, Washington, Princeton, Harvard and Wisconsin. After an even start, Cal and Harvard moved ahead of the pack at the 500 meter mark with Princeton and Washington fighting for third. The BU 2V, coxed by sophomore MacKenzie Hart and stroked by sophomore Jacob Barker, battled Wisconsin for fifth. Harvard made a move in the third 500 meters to pass Princeton and the Crimson cruised to victory with a time of 5:51.04. Princeton was second with a time of 5:52.89 followed by third-place California (5:54.37), Washington (5:55.83), and Wisconsin (5:56.91). BU finished sixth with a time of 6:00.19.

"Unless we are winning medals we are always disapointed," said men's head rowing coach Thomas Bohrer. "We never forget what we did during the season to get here, which was a lot of hard work and a lot of good racing throughout the year."

BU's third varsity eight boat also competed in the grand final on Sunday. BU's 3V, coxed by sophomore Justin Goucher and stroked by freshman Paul Giroux, got off to a good start and was within 5 seats of the leader Princeton at the 500 meter mark. Princeton pulled away from the pack at the 1000 meter mark chased by Harvard with Washington a close third. No one could catch Princeton as the Tigers finished first with a time of 5:54.92 to win gold. Harvard won silver (5:56.68) and Washington took bronze (5:57.12). Brown was fourth (6:03.71) followed by Cal (6:06.93) while BU finished sixth with a time of 6:10.25.

In their first race on Sunday, the varsity eight petite final, the BU 1V took on Stanford, Navy, Penn, Columbia and old rival Northeastern. The race began with an even start with all boats within 2 seats over the first 500 meters. Coxed by senior Maggie Read and stroked by sophomore Max Ponsen, the BU 1V fell behind co-leaders Northeastern and Stanford and settled into a battle for third with Columbia, Navy and Penn. Northeastern pulled ahead of Stanford at the finish line for the victory with a time of 5:51.02. Stanford was second (5:52.13) and Columbia took third (5:54.72). Navy finished fourth (5:56.13) while Penn was fifth (5:58.28) and BU finished sixth with a time of 5:58.41.

In the last race of the regatta, the BU V4, BU's V4, coxed by freshman Sean Dooling and stroked by sophomore Riley Overfield, finished second in the V4 petite final with a time of 6:42.36. Harvard was first with a time 6:39.31 and Georgetown was third (6:46.84).
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