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Cal Men's Crew: IRA National Championships Semifinal Open Thread

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Schedule: event starts at 5 AM PT

Cal schedule: V4 S1 7 AM PT, F8 S2 8:30 AM PT, JV8 S2 9 AM PT, V8 S2 9:30 AM PT

(top 3 in each race advance to Grand Final on Saturday)



After a successful first day, all five Cal men's crew boats advance to the semifinal round in Cherry Hill, NJ. has the full story. Cal's Open 4, Freshmen 8, Varsity 4 all won their heat. JV 8 placed 2nd. The all important (and 4th ranked) Varsity 8 initially placed 3rd in the heat behind Harvard and Boston University. Varsity 8 does advance by winning the Repechage.

Unlike Women's Crew, the "Team National Championship" title is awarded to the Varsity 8 grand final winner. However, the other 4 boats are contending for the National Championships of their event.