The Washington Men's Varsity Eight picked up its second national championship in the last three years by winning the IRA regatta on Lake Natoma in Sacramento this afternoon.
Washington rowed a smoking 5:51.465 to beat second place Brown by over 5 seconds. #1 rated Cal finished third followed by Boston University, Harvard, and last years national champion Wisconsin.
The Husky JV's, Frosh, and Men's Open Four also won their races in impressive fashion as Washington claimed the overall team championship based on points for the third consecutive year. The men's four with cox finished second to California in the finals.