No. 3 California defeats No. 11 Wisconsin

April 14, 2006

BERKELEY, CALIF. - The California Golden Bears varsity eight boat defeated Wisconsin for the second conescuitve year in a duel race at Redwood Shores, Friday morning.

The Bears started out out strong, building a slight lead after 500 meters. Cal expanded their lead over the Badgers to three quarters of a boat length at the half way marker and slowly streched the lead to a full lenght after 1500 meters. The race ended with the Bears holding a slight open water margin over Wisconsin.

'Wisconsin is the real deal,' said Cal head coach Steve Gladstone. 'It was a tough race and we put in a good time beating them by 3.7 seconds.'

The Bears next face Washington on April 22 at Redwood Shores. Races will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Race Results:

Varsity Eight1. Cal       5:43.02. Wisconsin 5.46.7

Cal Lineup: Cox Tim O'Connell, Stroke Charlie Smith, 7 Elliot Hayes, 6 Daniel Casaca, 5 Dan McDonnell, 4 Marko Knezevic, 3 Marko Marjanovic, 2 Elliot Hovey, Bow Eric Hand

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