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Men's Crew Wins IRA Championship

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."