MILWAUKEE – The MSOE rowing team has officially been selected for the IRA Championship Regatta when the official selections were announced Tuesday evening.
The Raiders' Varsity 4 crew of seniors Seth LiaBraaten, Robert Lancaster, Chris Gloeckle, Jonah Meffert, and Francis Sena will make the trip. MSOE's Varsity 4 boat made three-straight national championship appearances from 2014-16 while the program sent boats to the IRA Regatta in five-straight seasons from 2012-16.
The group is coming off the Raiders' best-ever trip to the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia last weekend. The boat rowed the fastest four-man 2000m time in program history in the opening heat and placed fourth in the Grand Final, it's best-ever finish at the prestigious regatta.
The 2018 IRA Championships are June 1-3 on Lake Mercer in Mercer, New Jersey.