Day 2: Brown, Ohio State, Washington
Day 2: Brown, Ohio State, Washington state advanceMay 27, 2006
Brown, Ohio State and Washington State had outstanding efforts across the board in Division I, as each institution advanced each of its three boats to Sundays Grand Finals.
Princeton was again dominant in the Eights, as the top-ranked Tigers controlled the first semifinal from start to finish to post a time of 6:20.858. Brown crossed the line in 6:26.356, while Washington State (6:27.417) held off Minnesota (6:28.819) for the heats final berth to the Grand Final.
California, ranked second in the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association/USRowing Poll (May 17), built an early seven-seat lead on its way to a victory in the second semifinal of the Eights (6:30.472). Michigan State (6:32.134) and Ohio State (6:32.575) traded second place several times down the course, and the Spartans came out ahead at the end, earning the schools first bid to the Eights Grand Final.
Tennessee (6:38.073) easily defeated Boston University (6:42.780) and Wisconsin (6:43.501) in the Eights Third-Level Final.
On Sunday, May 28, Princeton, California, Brown, Michigan State, Ohio State and Washington State will race in the Eights Grand Final at 12:00 p.m.
UCLA, Minnesota, Notre Dame, USC, Stanford, Washington and Yale will row in the Petite Final at 11:45 a.m.
With Ohio State and Brown safely into the Second Eights Grand Final with victories on May 26, the remaining crews battled for berths in the Repechages. California (6:42.008) and Washington State (6:43.440) snared the top two spots in the first heat, while Wisconsin (6:36.600) and Princeton (6:38.132) secured their bids to the Grand Final with top-two finishes in the second Repechage. The Second Eights Grand Final will begin at 11:15 a.m. May 28, and Michigan State, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tennessee, Washington and Yale will compete in the Petite Final at 11:00 a.m.
Joining Brown and Cal in the Fours Grand Final May 28 at 10:45 a.m. will be Ohio State (7:21.124, first Repechage), Michigan State (7:21.435, first Repechage), Washington State (7:19.111, second Repechage) and Washington (7:19.932, second Repechage). Notre Dame, Princeton, Stanford, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Yale will contend for the Petite Final title at 10:30 a.m.