Washington, Navy & Princeton Row to National Championship Titles

West Windsor, N.J. - The University of Washington, United States Naval Academy and Princeton University all earned National Championship titles in Men's Heavyweight, Men's Lightweight and Women's Lightweight Rowing respectively thanks to their victories at the 2021 IRA National Championship.

The full results from the weekend can be found here.

The Huskies earned their Men's Heavyweight National title by way of winning the Men's Varsity Eight with a sub-six minute time of 5:59.707, besting University of California Berkeley by just under three seconds. It marks Washington's 19th National Title overall and first since the 2015 season.

Navy earned the Men's Lightweight National Crown with their 6:44.899 winning time in the Men's Lightweight Varsity Eight final. The win marked Navy's second National Championship in program history with their first coming in 2004.

Princeton University raced to a finish of 7:42.729 in the Women's Lightweight Eight to claim the program's overall sixth National title and first since 2003.

Washington also took home the James Ten Eyck Memorial Trophy as the points leader in the Men's Heavyweight category thanks to their gold medal sweep of the Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight (6:15.425) and Third Varsity Eight (6:08.491) events.

Navy also earned Men's Lightweight Overall Points honors thanks to their sweep in the Men's Lightweight Eight, Men's Second Lightweight Eight (6:41.362) and Men's Lightweight Four (7:43.491) races.

The University of Wisconsin earned the Lightweight Women's Overall Points nod after earning a runner-up finish in the Women's Lightweight Eight (8:09.117), bronze in the Lightweight Four (9:13.755) and fifth place finish in the double sculls (9:45.830).

Finally, Dartmouth College was awarded the Clayton W. Chapman trophy after their program posted the greatest improvement in the Ten Eyck point standings for heavyweight crews. Dartmouth finished third overall in the Ten Eyck standings this spring, posting a program-total 340 points, 235 points higher than their finish at the 2019 regatta.