Stanford Rowers Compete in Under 23 World Finals

July 24, 2006

Stanford Rowing continues its historic 2006 season with international participation that has not been equaled ever in the programs' 100 plus year history. Six Stanford student athletes, three from the Open Women, three from the Men's team competed in Hazewinkel, Belgium over the weekend in the World under 23 Championships. Sophomore Kerry Birk was part of the Gold Medal US Women's eight while Stephanie Connolly and Stephanie Morrison were part of the Canadian Bronze medal straight four. Nate Rooks and Jake Cornelius were in the US eight that finished fifth, Kevin Baum was in the sixth place four with coxswain. This international representation of Stanford Crew members this summer is unprecedented in school history.

Notes: 1999 Stanford graduate Brian Hoffman earlier this summer won the Wyfold Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta. Brian was a member of the Stanford Varsity Crew in the late 1990's and has been a key contributor to the program through the Skeg Club. The 2006 has seen Historical first's for Stanford Crew at:San Diego Crew Classic- First Varsity win ever (only crew to defeat Cal in 2006).Windermere Real Estate Rowing Classic- Undefeated including wins over Yale, Penn and Washington.Henley Royal Regatta Victory over Harvard.Three IRA Gold Medals.#2 Final Ranking in the Cmax ratings.Seven Student-athletes on National teams (three Canadian, four U.S.).

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