Cal Wins its V8+ Final, Group 1 to Wrap Up Lake Natoma Invitational

April 19, 2009

GOLD RIVER, Calif. - California's third-ranked varsity 8+ defeated No. 2 Stanford and No. 16 Wisconsin in its Group 1 final to propel the Golden Bears to the overall Group 1 victory on Sunday at the Lake Natoma Invitational to wrap up the two-day regatta it co-hosted with Sacramento State. Cal won Group 1 with 16 points, followed by Stanford (13) and Wisconsin (7). UCLA won Group 2 and co-host Sacramento State won Group 3.

UCLA tied with Minnesota with 13 points each in Group 2; the teams' varsity 8+ finish was the tiebreaker and gave the Bruins (who won the Group 2 V8+ final) the overall Group 2 win. The Golden Gophers were second and Tennessee (10 points) was third in Group 2.

The three teams in Group 3 wound up with 12 points each. The varsity 8+ placing tiebreaker determined that regatta co-host Sacramento State (which won the Group 3 V8+ final) won the Group 3 title, Texas was second and Central Florida was third.

A full recap will follow.

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