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May 30, 2012

Ivy League Men's Crews Ready for the IRA National Championships

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PENNSAUKEN, N.J. -- The Ivy League looks to recapture its claim as the best men's rowing conference at the 110th Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championships with seven heavyweight and six lightweight crews competing May 31-June 2 at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, N.J.

Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale represent the Ivies in the heavyweight battle for the Varsity Challenge Cup and Ten Eyck Trophy while Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton and Yale comprise six of the seven schools vying for lightweight supremacy and the 1922 Trophy.

The Ivies have been dominant on the lightweight side in recent IRA history, winning the last seven national championships -- Yale (2005 and 2011 ), Cornell (2006-08) and Princeton (2009-10). The League is looking to end its national championship drought on the heavyweight side and capture its first team and varsity eight national titles since Harvard completed a three-year run from 2003-05.