No. 25 Tritons Carry Momentum Heading Into IRA National Championships
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – The No. 25 University of California San Diego men’s rowing team is set to compete at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships from May 31-June 2.
This year’s competition will take place on Lake Natoma at Nimbus Flat State Park. This is the third straight season that the Tritons will compete at the IRA National Championships. Last year, the Tritons’ Varsity 8 and Second Varsity 8 crew earned spots in the fourth-level final and the Third Varsity 8 qualified for the third level final, but the last day of racing was canceled due to inclement weather.
On Friday, the Tritons' Varsity 8 crew will face Washington, Northeastern, Cornell, Columbia, and Oregon State in their heat. The Second Varsity 8 crew will be pitted against Brown, Princeton, Cornell, George Washington, and Stanford in theirs. The Third Varsity 8 crew rounds out the action, as they will take on Princeton, Syracuse, Brown, and George Washington.
HOW TO ATTEND THE IRA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Admission is $10 per person, per day, and is cash only. Parking is also $10 per day and is cash only. Fans should park at the Hartford & Health Net buildings, where they will be shuttled to the State Park.
View the tournament page here.
FOLLOW ALONG FROM HOME
In the latest IRA/US Rowing Poll, the UC San Diego Varsity 8 holds 25th, the Second Varsity 8 ranks 24th, and the Third Varsity 8 sits at 21st. View the full poll results, which were released on May 22, here.
LAST TIME OUT
Following their sweep at the WIRA Championships, the Tritons recorded another sweep at the Western Sprints Championships. The Varsity 8 recorded a time of 5:55.898, the Second Varsity 8 crossed the finish line in 6:00.318, and the Third Varsity 8 posted a mark of 6:08.564, as all three crews came out on top. The Tritons’ win in the Varsity 8 race clinched the team a spot at the IRA National Championships.
FOLLOW THE MEN’S ROWING TEAM
Keep up with the Tritons all season long on social media. Follow the team on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at their handle @UCSDmensrowing.
For the latest Triton apparel, visit the official team store of the Tritons here.
About UC San Diego Athletics
With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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