2013 SIRA Regatta Results: GW Freshman Gold
GW men’s rowing team won a gold medal in the Freshman 8 Grand Final for the second year in a row at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Championships in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
SIRA Regatta results had the GW Freshman 8 winning the Grand Final, rowing the 2,000-meter course in 6:07.50, ahead of Virginia and Purdue. “The F8 did a great job and won their event by open water,” said Head Coach Mark Davis. “It was nice solid racing from them all weekend. They were very composed and very strong. It was the second year in a row that we won that event so big credit to assistant coach Tom Guncik and his efforts working with the freshmen.”
GW’s Varsity 8 finished in third-place in the Grand Final. The Colonials won both their heat and semifinal races on Saturday but could not complete the sweep on Sunday. Florida Tech won the event in 5:47.60, followed by Virginia (5:49.50), GW (5:54.20), Temple (5:59.40), Jacksonville (6:01.40) and North Carolina (6:01.70).
The JV8 was offered a silver lining to their regatta performances as they won the B Final after failing to qualify for the Grand Finals.
More on the racing can be read here.