Men’s Varsity 4+
The Men’s Varsity 4+ finished 3rd out of 27 competing universities. These young men were planning to row the Varsity 8+ but days prior to the event one of the members of the crew came down with an MRSA staph infection, requiring surgery, and eliminating him from the competition for the season (he is well on his way to recovery). This forced the boys into the 4+ event with only a few days of practice. They were up for the challenge, however, and were very pleased with their bronze medal finish! Now, this group of athletes looks forward to getting back to Shellmaker to continue training for the Henley Royal Regatta in the UK! This will be the first representation of UC Irvine on this international stage in decades. More updates on their progress to come!