No. 4 Cal V8+ Leads Sweep of Stanford in Big Row

May 2, 2009

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - California's fourth-ranked varsity 8+ defeated Stanford's third-ranked boat to lead a three-boat sweep of the rival Cardinal in the Big Row on Saturday at Redwood Shores Lagoon. The Golden Bears defeated Stanford, 5:41.54- 5:46.08, to claim the Schwabacher Cup, awarded to the winner of the annual race between the rivals' varsity 8+ boats.

The Bears also won the second varsity 8+ and freshman 8+ races (official results to come).

Cal next competes in the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships on May 16 and in the Pac-10 Rowing Championships on May 17 at Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif.

2009 Big Row Results

Varsity 8+
1. California 5:41.54. 2. Stanford 5:46.08.
Cal: Cox Zachary Vlahos. Stroke Nick Lucey. 7 Jan Tize. 6 Janis Fontein. 5 Olivier Siegelaar. 4 Brandon Shald. 3 Nareg Guregian. 2 Nikola Zunic. 1 Axel Stelter.

Second Varsity 8+
1. California. 2. Stanford. (official times to come)
Cal: Cox Michael Porter. Jovan Popovic. Will Dean. James Long-Lerno. Calum Wright. Geoffrey Roth. Samuel Walker. Spencer Crowley. Goran Todorovic.

Freshman 8+
1. California. 2. Stanford. (official times to come)
Cal: lineup to come.

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