Men's Crew Continues Strong Fall Showing At The Newport Fall Regatta.

Nov. 5, 2001

Newport Beach, Calif. - The Cardinal took their first road trip of the season to Newport Beach, CA. The weather on the weekend was unusual, as the team found overcast skies and intermittent rain. However, the damp conditions did not deter the Cardinal's enthusiasm for top-flight competition from the likes of three-time defending National Champions, the University of California at Berkeley.

On Sunday, the racing started off with the Open 8+ event. The Stanford Varsity 8+ started second between two scholarship-laden California eights. The racing was adventurous but decidedly in the Bears' favor as Cal's first boat maintained a twenty-second lead with less than a mile to go in the race. At this point, the Cal eight struck a buoy, heavily damaging a rigger and limped home with seven rowers. The hard charging Cardinal eight managed to cut the margin to five seconds at the finish line.

Open 8+ Results:
California -- 14:19
Stanford -- 14:24
Davis -- 14:36

Varsity 8+ Lineup:

Seat Name              Year   HometownCox) Christen Young     SO    Columbus, OH8)   Chris Jones        JR    Woodlands, TX7)   Nate Schuett       SR    Hobe Sound, FL6)   Mike Hawkes        JR    Santa Maria, CA5)   Jamie Schroeder    SO    Wilmette, IL4)   Stu Scollay        JR    Sacramento, CA3)   Justin Virgili     SR    Raleigh, NC2)   Matt Altman        SO    Seattle, WA1)   Eric Shedlosky     JR    Old Lyme, CT

In the Freshmen Eight event, the Cardinal eight walked to a 31-second margin of victory over its nearest competitors. It was a very impressive showing for the young Cardinal oarsmen. This marked the first time that the Stanford Freshmen had won the Newport Fall Regatta. Frosh Coach Jon Allbin was extremely pleased with the results and commented: 'The daily effort and joy that the athletes have gathered from each stroke of committed work comprise the base for Stanford's foundation. They are the future of Stanford Crew.'

Freshmen 8+ Results
Stanford 'A' -- 14:54
OCC 'A' -- 15:25
Sacramento St. -- 15:37
Stanford 'B' -- 16:36

Freshmen 8+ Lineups

Seat Name              Hometowncox) Zack Cooper       McLean, VA8)   Martin Mumford    Mill Valley, CA7)   Eerik Hantsoo     Washington, DC6)   Eric Feeny        Woodside, CA5)   Alex Moore        Wilmington, DE4)   David Banks       Potomac, MD3)   Rob Evans         Saratoga, CA2)   Sam Mcmeekin      London, ENG1)   Austin Shoemaker  Sarasota, FL

cox) Sam Chang Austin, TX8) Jamie Green Mercer Island, WA7) Brian Belmont Allentown, PA6) Alex Pagon Snohomish, WA5) Joe Melaragno San Diego, CA4) Gene Berdichevsky Richmond, VA3) Jason Stone Naperville, IL2) Glenn Bean Reedley, CA1) Peter Frykman Rolling Hills, CA

Stanford Men's Crew concludes the Fall racing season with a doubleheader weekend. The Varsity will race at the Head of the Lake in Seattle, WA on November 10th and again on Sunday in the home waters of the Port of Redwood City. The Redhead Invitational will be the final chance to witness the Varsity and Freshmen Eights before the Spring racing season.

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