Men's Rowing Opens Spring Season At Crew Classic

April 2, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. - -

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SCHEDULE: Oregon State begins its spring season this weekend when it takes varsity, junior varsity, and novice eights to the San Diego Crew Classic, which runs Sat.-Sun, Apr. 5-6 on the 2,000-meter Mission Bay course. The top varsity eights from the west coast, along with several from across the nation, will vie for the prestigious Copley Cup, which will go to the winner of Sunday's Grand Final. For a complete schedule of races, visit www.crewclassic.com; here's a look at OSU's race schedule Saturday morning:

Varsity: 8:10 a.m., heat B

Lane 1- Cal

Lane 2- OSU

Lane 3- Temple

Lane 4- Purdue

Lane 5- Sacramento State

Freshmen/Novice: 9:30 a.m., heat A

Lane 1- OSU

Lane 2- Washington

Lane 3- Orange Coast

Lane 4- Notre Dame

Lane 5- UC-Davis

Lane 6- USC

Lane 7- St. Mary's

Junior varsity: 10:40 a.m., heat A

Lane 1- Santa Clara

Lane 2- Minnesota

Lane 3- Washington

Lane 4- UC-Irvine

Lane 5- OSU

Lane 6- St. Mary's

Lane 7- Long Beach

LINEUP: Varsity Eight (C=coxswain, S=stroke, B=bow): C- Dylan Moro, S- Nick Scholz, 7- Erik Dresser, 6- Ryan Dillon, 5- Chris Callaghan, 4- Norman Wentworth, 3- Brian Sinkbeil, 2- Adam Wing, B- Jordan Trimmer. JV Eight: C- Sara Shuler, S- Cheney Vidrine, 7- Vic Follen, 6- Michael Sparrow, 5- Andrew Milner, 4- Jay Schamber, 3- Connor Bullis, 2- Travis High, B- Andy Wheeler (captain). Freshmen/Novice: C- Jeff Sturgeon, S- Ben Vigil, 7- Matt Wisbeck, 6- Nick Besson, 5- Lief Rinearson, 4- Ryan Schanno, 3- Jordan Roerig, 2- Alex Rice, B- Greg Everett.

LAST ACTION: OSU's last competition was Nov. 10, when the varsity eight finished second at the Head of the Lake Regatta in Seattle in a head race (roughly 2-3 miles) on Montlake Cut. The varsity eight recorded a time of 15 minutes, 44.96 seconds, which put it 28 seconds back of Washington, but ahead of six other boats. The JV was third to UW's two squads, but beat Victoria and Gonzaga.

LAST YEAR: OSU placed third in the Copley Cup Grand Final, finishing two seconds behind second-place Washington and less than seven back of California. The JV finished third, and the novice fifth.

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