Men's lacrosse isn't the only dominant club-varsity sport at Michigan. Sunday, Michigan took home 1st place in the 1st Varsity 8, 2nd Varsity 8, 1st Freshman 8 and 2nd Freshman 8 at the American Collegiate Rowing Association's (ACRA) national championship regatta in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This performance was headlined by the 1st Varsity 8's resounding 7.6 second margin of victory over the top club crews in the country.
Michigan men's crew has been consistently the top club crew in the nation for a while now. Aside from being the unanimous #1 in ACRA's weekly poll the whole season, the team has been consistently featured in the top 20 of all rowing teams, funded varsity squads included, for the past decade or so.
The wins this weekend were somewhat bittersweet as this year, for the first time, Michigan will be denied the opportunity to test their speed against the best of the best in the IRA (national championship) regatta, on the basis of Michigan's club status. Congrats to the crew team and go blue!
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