WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – The No. 13 Dartmouth heavyweight rowing team wrapped up the 2015-16 season at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Regatta on Mercer Lake Sunday.
The Big Green placed 14th with 70 points, finishing 12 ahead of Drexel in 15th. For the first time in five years, Washington did not retain the title, being overtaken by California-Berkeley, Princeton and Harvard.
Dartmouth was victorious in the third final of the second varsity, finishing first in the seven-boat race (6:01.50). George Washington followed, though not that closely, to take second (6:05.37). The Big Green’s time was faster than two crews that rowed in the Petite Final.
Dartmouth placed second in the third final of the varsity eight (5:57.41), finishing behind Cornell in first (5:51.210) and less than two seconds ahead of Syracuse (5:59.15) and FIT (5:59.33).
In the Petite Final of the third varsity, the Green were sixth (6:14.94), completing the course three seconds behind George Washington (6:11.72).
In the final race of the day, Dartmouth’s varsity four was first in the fourth final (6:55.66), edging Stanford by less than a second (6:56.36). Following soon behind the Cardinal were Temple (6:59.15) and Yale (7:01.33).