GW’s crew team will host and participate in the 22nd annual George Washington Invitational Regatta Friday and Saturday on the Potomac River.
They enter the competition ranked 16th in the nation in the latest USRowing Collegiate coach’s poll, but will face higher-ranked competition from the Naval Academy and Cornell University.
Georgetown, Gonzaga and Holy Cross will also compete on the men’s side, while the GW women will face Colgate, Columbia, Georgetown, MIT, Saint Joseph’s and the Naval Academy. In all, there will be 68 races in the event.
Last year, Navy won the Invitational for the 10th time with a score of 174 points, 60 more than their closest competition, Syracuse. GW finished fifth with 103 points.
The 2,000-meter course begins alongside the C&O Canal, near the split between Macarthur Boulevard and Foxhall Road, and finishes near Washington Harbor. Races begin at 1:30 p.m. Friday and restart at 10 a.m. Saturday.
GW’s men’s team is coming off a win against the University of Pennsylvania, while the women finished last in a competition against Duke and the University of North Carolina.
Trophies are awarded for the highest point totals on the men’s side, women’s side and combined.