Undefeated Wisconsin was the crew to beat in the women’s lightweight division of the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships June 2, and Princeton rowed well enough to edge the Badgers by a second in the grand final. But the Tigers had to settle for second place, as Bucknell pulled away for a surprising national title victory.
The men’s heavyweight varsity eight also reached its grand final at the IRA regatta, finishing in sixth place, while the men’s lightweight varsity eight won the petite final and settled for seventh place overall.
Princeton’s open women’s crew chased national gold at the NCAA Champion-ships in Oak Ridge, Tenn., May 25–27. The Tigers earned spots in the grand finals of the varsity eight and the varsity four and finished eighth in the overall team standings.