Men's Varsity 8+ Battles Cal at 32nd San Diego Crew Classic, Rivalry Sparked

April 5, 2005

San Diego, CA--The 32nd Annual San Diego Crew Classic was a good one for the Cardinal Men. The Varsity 8+ defeated the six time defending champions from California in the heat and placed second in the Grand Final by 1.47 seconds. California entered the regatta ranked #2 nationally. Both the 2nd Varsity and Freshmen/Novice 8+'s finished fifth in their respective Grand Finals. Head Coach and Director of Rowing Craig Amerkhanian remarked: 'This weekend was the result of a tremendous effort from all of our crews. The contributions of everyone on the squad from the freshmen walk-ons to the Olympians was and is valued.' The Cardinal next race (Saturday, April 9th at 9:32 AM) against the University of Washington at the WCCC.

For in-depth coverage and results of the 32nd San Diego Crew Classic and the upcoming 3rd annual Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic, visit: Live and recorded results are available for both regattas.

Mark your calendars! The 3rd Annual Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic will be held at Redwood Shores, CA on April 9-10. Racing starts at 9 AM both days.

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