Sept. 1, 2007
The Washington mens' varsity eight beat a field that included Cambridge, Oxford and Moscow State University in the 2007 Moscow Race of Champions on the Moskva River in Russia Saturday night.
The Huskies, who won the 2007 IRA championship last spring, finished ahead of Cambridge to earn the win Saturday night in Moscow, in a race that was part of the Russian capital's "Day of Moscow" activities, marking the 860th anniversary of the founding of the city.
The UW finished first, Cambridge second, Oxford third and Moscow State fourth. The Huskies led from the start and never trailed on a rough race course, winning with a time of 9:56.63. Cambridge finished second at 10:09.42, Oxford third at 10:15.18 and Moscow State fourth at 10:17.27.