No. 2 California Falls to No. 7 Stanford in the Copley Cup Grand Final

April 1, 2007

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. - For a second straight year No. 7 Stanford defeats No. 2 California in the Copley Cup grand final, but Cal's Novice 8, JV 8 and Open 8 all won their respective grand finals.

The Novice 8 was never challenged on their way to winning the Derek Guelker Memorial Cup. The Bears crusied to a twelve second win over Orange Coast.

In the Sharp Cabrillo Cup grand final Cal soundly beat their opponents, holding a five second lead after only 500 meters, and a 21 second lead as the race ended.

In the Copley Cup grand final, the Bears opened up an early .60 second lead on Stanford after just 500 meters. Throughout the next 1000 meters Stanford held in close to Cal, trailing by just .31 seconds at the 1500 meter mark. Over the last 500 meters Stanford passed the Bears, finshing just over one second ahead of Cal; Oregon State was the next closest boat, 14 seconds behind the Bears.

The Open 8 trailed Stanford Rowing Club for the first 1500 meters, but the Bears came back to defeat Stanford Rowing Club by half a second.

The Bears next race No. 8 Wisconsin, Sunday, March 15, at Redwood Shores, Calif.

San Diego Crew Classic Results
Sunday
Novice 8 (Derek Guelker Memorial Cup)

Grand Final: 1. California, 6:08.40; 2. Orange Coast, 6:20.02; 3. Northeastern, 6:22.22; 4. Stanford, 6:25.99; 5. UC Davis, 6:26.80; 6. Oregon State, 6:29.60.

JV 8 (Sharp Cabrillo Cup)
Grand Final: 1. California, 6:19.10; 2. Oregon State, 6:40.33; 3. Notre Dame, 6:41.61; 4. UC Davis, 6:42.22; 5. UCSD, 6:51.75; 6. UC Irvine, 7:03.15.

Varsity 8 (Copley Cup)
Grand Final: 1. Stanford, 6:09.44; 2. California, 6:10.49; 3. Oregon State, 6:24.98; 4. Purdue, 6:27.95.

Open 8 (Joan Ward Memorial Trophy)
Grand Final: 1. California, 6:16.82; 2. Stanford RC, 6:17.23; 3. Cal Novice, 6:20.33; 4. Trident, 6:57.35; 5. UCSD, 7:01.39; UCSB, 7:01.70.

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