Seattle U Crew had a terrific showing this weekend at Lake Natoma for the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships. The team made the trip down to Sacramento for two days of great racing. The men’s novice 4+ placed 3rd in its petite final, ending up 9th overall. The women’s novice 4+ placed 2nd in its petite final, finishing 8th overall. The women’s varsity 4+ qualified for the grand finals with its second place finish on Saturday. On Sunday, the girls rowed hard to 5th place, beating all but one club team. The men’s pair won its heat on Saturday to qualify in 1st for grand finals. In a back and forth battle all the way to the finish line, the pair pulled ahead in the final two strokes to come away with the men’s first ever WIRA title. Seattle U Crew would like to thank all of its supporters who came to cheer on the Redhawks at WIRAs, especially the Harrison family. Their hospitality was great and the food was delicious. We look forward to coming again next year.