Women's crew finishes 12th at NCAAs

Men's rowing wins Fisher Cup, yields Walsh Cup

The Wisconsin women's openweight rowing team finished 12th overall at the 12-team NCAA Championships Sunday in Rancho Cordova, Calif.

The Badgers' varsity four, however, finished fifth in a grand final Sunday, giving UW its best-ever finish for a boat at the NCAA Championships. The varsity four finished in 7:23.53, while Virginia, the overall runner-up, won the event in 7:18.42.

Wisconsin's varsity eight boat finished 14th in Saturday's racing (four at-large boats take part in the varsity eight race), and the second varsity eight finished sixth in a petite final Sunday, for a 12th-place finish in the event.

California won the varsity eight and the overall competition. Ohio State led Big Ten representatives with a fourth-place result. Michigan finished eighth; Michigan State 10th.

Split trophies for men's rowing

The Wisconsin men's rowing team won six of eight races to win the all-points Fisher Cup trophy from Navy Sunday morning in Annapolis, Md., but lost the varsity eight to yield the Walsh Cup to the Midshipmen.

No. 7 Navy's varsity eight finished the 2,000-meter course in 5:50.21, eight seconds ahead of No. 17 UW.

Navy also won the freshman eight, but the Badgers claimed the second varsity eight, varsity four, open four, freshman four, varsity four without coxswain and varsity pair to win the Fisher Cup.

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