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Robbie Ostrow
Cardinal to C Semifinal
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 05/30/2014

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – The Stanford men’s rowing team had four races on Friday at the IRA Championships resulting in a placement in the C semifinal for the varsity eight and second varsity eight.

“Today was tough, but there is learning to be had and I am fully confident that our guys will respond positively to adversity,” said head coach Craig Amerkhanian. “We are at the national championships and everyone is trying to win. The knowledge we gain from these lessons will impact future seasons.”

The varsity eight started the day racing in heat #4 with five ranked teams, including No. 4 Brown and No. 5 Princeton. The Cardinal finished in fourth place with a time of 5:49.136, three seconds back from Brown for the second spot. The finish placed the Cardinal in the afternoon repechage.

Stanford held a lead for over half the race in the repechage, but No. 10 Wisconsin was able to overtake them in the final 750 meters to win the race. The Cardinal took second with a time of 5:38.599.

The varsity eight will compete in the C semifinal on Saturday at 11:45 a.m. on Lake Mercer. Stanford will go up against Dartmouth, Oregon State, Penn, Drexel and Holy Cross.

The second varsity eight placed third in its opening heat. It was another race containing five ranked squads, including No. 1 Washington and No. 3 Harvard. The Stanford 2V8 finished two spots higher than the third-ranked Crimson to win the battle of the shades of red mascots. The final time for the Cardinal was 5:52.661. They edged out No. 14 Penn by 0.2 seconds at the finish line.

In the repechage, the Cardinal dropped a place in the final 500 meters to place third behind Wisconsin and Drexel with a time of 5:50.406.

The 2V8 will be back in action on Saturday at 12:45 p.m. for the C semifinal race. They will be in a race with USD, Syracuse, Dartmouth, Columbia and Hobart.

IRA National Championships – Day One
Lake Mercer
West Windsor, N.J.
May 30, 2014

Results

Varsity Eight Heat #4
1. No. 5 Princeton – 5:39.669
2. No. 4 Brown – 5:42.470
3. No. 12 Navy – 5:44.454
4. No. 13 Stanford –5:49.136
5. No. 20 Florida Institute of Technology – 5:51.105
6. Holy Cross – 5:59.501

Varsity Eight Repechage
1. No. 10 Wisconsin – 5:35.623
2. No. 13 Stanford – 5:38.599
3. No. 19 Hobart – 5:38.736
4. No. 16 Dartmouth – 6:02.263

Second Varsity Eight Heat #4
1. No. 1 Washington – 5:43.857
2. No. 9 Cornell – 5:48.211
3. No. 13 Stanford – 5:52.661
4. No. 14 Penn – 5:52.681
5. No. 3 Harvard – 5:56.651
6. Gonzaga – 6:00.802

Second Varsity Eight Repechage
1. No. 10 Wisconsin – 5:44.681
2. Drexel – 5:49.939
3. No. 13 Stanford – 5:50.406
4. Holy Cross – 5:59.811

Boat Lineups

Varsity Eight: Coxswain Nathalie Weiss, Austin Hack, Nico Cserepy, Kaess Smit, Dave Dolben, Max Freundlich, Robbie Ostrow, Scott Roycroft, Ryan Hails

Second Varsity Eight: Ardsley Sanders, Andrew Terajewicz, Andrew Gyenis, Ryan O’Rourke, Charlie Walker, Ben Chuter, Erik Holmvik, Ben Weems, Will Robins


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