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Penn's History at the IRAs

PHILADELPHIA - Penn closes out the 2011 season this weekend at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Nationals in Cherry Hill, N.J. on the Cooper River.

The Quakers, ranked No. 16 in the May 11 USRowing poll, are one of 18 crews set to compete in the Varsity Eight, and the Red and Blue will have entries in all five races contested over the weekend. In addition to the Varsity Eight, Penn will enter in the Second Varsity Eight, the Freshman Eight, the Open Fours and the Varsity Fours.

In 2010, the Quakers finished 16th at the IRAs, taking a fourth-place finish in the Third Final. The Varsity Four took second in the Petite Final.

Overall at the IRAs, Penn has won the event nine times, with the last championship coming in 1992.

Schedule for Penn at the 2011 IRA Championships
Thursday, June 2
8:30 a.m. - Varsity Eight
8:45 a.m. - Second Varsity Eight
9:30 a.m. - Freshman Eight
10:15 a.m. - Open Fours
10:45 a.m. - Varsity Fours
2:00 p.m. - Varsity Eight Repechages
2:30 p.m. - Second Varsity Eight Repechages
2:45 p.m. - Freshman Eight Repechages
3:15 p.m. - Varsity Fours Repechages

Friday, June 3
9:30 a.m. - Open Fours Semifinals
10:00 a.m. - Varsity Fours Semifinals
11:15 a.m. - Freshman Eight Semifinals
11:45 a.m. - Second Varsity Eight Semifinals
12:15 p.m. - Varsity Eight Finals

Saturday, June 4
Finals To Be Determined Based on Preliminary and Semifinal Results. Schedule is here.

Tentative Boatings for Penn at the 2011 IRA Championships
Varsity Eight
Cox: Halley Sloane
Stroke: Kenny Nickens
Seven: Matt Jackson
Six: Kevin Kennedy
Five: Matt VanVoorhis
Four: Grant Wilson
Three: Jim Senese
Two: Brian Young
Bow: Piero Russo

Second Varsity Eight
Cox: Matt Mildenberg
Stroke: Matt McPeak
Seven: Gordon Thompson
Six: Daren Frankel
Five: Loren Mead
Four: Mitch Stein
Three: Andrew Wolfram
Two: Russ Windsor
Bow: Chris Martin

Varsity Four
Cox: Lawrence Tanzman
Stroke: Nick Barnes
Three: Ricky Sanz
Two: Jack McCluskey
Bow: Dan Morrison

Open Four
Cox: Eric Kim
Stroke: Danny Morson
Three: Nick Bristow
Two: Carlos de la Cruz
Bow: Nick Whitehead

Freshman 8
Cox: Maura Weber
Stroke: Alex Schade
7: Aaron Tas
6: Jacques Bristow
5: Jeffrey Schimmel
4: Nick Kowalski
3: Colin Kane
2: Andrew Rosenthal
Bow: Ethan Kerpelman