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Husky Men's Crew Sweeps National Championship!

It bears mentioning just how utterly dominant the crew team is, especially since the team doesn't get the attention of say, the football team or the basketball team. This championship is the 14th for the men, and the fourth since 2006. The Huskies have also won 6 straight Ten Eyck team trophies, which is the first time that has ever been done by any program. The funny part is this was supposed to be a down year for the team, with most of our best rowers training to compete in London over the summer.

More details after the jump.

I'll make some comments here about what each term means so people can follow along with the results in the future. The Men's V4 (Varsity Four. Four people in the boat, one oar) finished the race with a time of 6:12.258, Cal was 2 seconds behind. Men's Open 4 (This could be considered a second varsity 4) finished at 6:15.257 with Wisconsin at 2 seconds behind. The Men's F8 (Freshman eight. Eight people plus coxswain in the boat, one oar per person) finished at 5:31.902 with Cal 4 seconds behind. The Men's 2V8 (2nd Varsity 8), finished at 5:31.616 with Brown 2 seconds behind. As a side note, it's great for the program to have the freshman finish with the same time as the second varsity boat. But the big one is the Men's V8 (Varsity 8) and the boys responded to it. They won with a course record 5:21.482. For context, the World Record is 5:19.35, set by the Canadian national team.

If you see a rower over the next few days, give him a high five, cause they deserve it. Go Huskies!

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