The University of Washington's No. 1-ranked Varsity Eight captured its second consecutive Intercollegiate Rowing Association national championship Saturday morning on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, NJ., defeating Brown and four other crews in a course record time of 5:21.482. UW's second Varsity Eight, Freshman Eight, Open Four and Varsity Four boats also won gold medals, giving the Huskies a "sweep of the river."
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS BABY!!!!!!!!— UW Husky Crew (@UWHuskyCrew) June 2, 2012