Texas swept the three scoring races of the championship, which were the varsity eight, second varsity eight and varsity four events on the 2,000-meter course. The Longhorns also won gold in the novice eight and silver in the second varsity four.

Defending champion Tennessee earned runner-up honors after placing second in all three scoring events, while taking gold in the second varsity four. Oklahoma finished third overall, with a bronze medal in the second varsity eight race.

In the preliminary heats, the Knights’ varsity eight and second varsity eight squads placed second behind eventual champion Texas with times of 6:53.49 and 6:58.08, respectively, while the varsity four team clocked in a 7:50.59 to finish third behind the Longhorns and Tulsa. The novice eight team crossed in third with a time of 7:12.04 and the second varsity eight crossed in 8:10.55 to place third.

The second varsity four opened the finals with a victory over Tulsa `B’ in the petite final with a time of 7:44.09, while the novice eight crew finished third in the grand final after posting a time of 6:52.17.

In the points races, the Knights’ varsity four earned three points for the team with a time of 7:35.30 in the grand final, and the second varsity eight tallied 10 points toward the team score by crossing the finish line in 6:53.01 in its grand final for a fourth-place showing.

In the final race of the day, UCF’s varsity eight finished with a time of 6:40.07 in front of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Kansas State for a third-place showing and 18 points for the Black and Gold.

Team Standings

  1. Texas – 48
  2. Tennessee – 42
  3. Oklahoma – 32
  4. UCF – 31
  5. Tulsa – 26
  6. Kansas State – 16
  7. Kansas – 14
  8. SMU – 7