Cal V8+, Team Finish Second, V4+ Wins Title at IRA Regatta

June 6, 2009

GOLD RIVER, Calif. - California men's crew claimed second place in the varsity 8+ grand final and ultimately in the team standings, while the Golden Bears' varsity 4+ won its grand final, at the 107th annual IRA Regatta on Saturday at Lake Natoma. The foursome of sophomore Jovan Popovic, junior Benedict Tufnell, sophomore Jordan Sartor, senior Jarrod McClendon and junior coxswain Jack Zhou formed Cal's national champion boat.

Cal posted 178 points to finish second behind varsity 8+ champion Washington (198 points) for the Ten Eyck Trophy.

A full recap, including quotes from Cal head coach Mike Teti and agate, will follow.

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