Men's Varsity Eight Fastest in Qualifying at Crew Classic

April 6, 2002

The Cal men's varsity eight won it's heat and advanced to the grand final at the San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay, April 6. In the Bears victory over Oregon St. and Temple, Cal recorded a time of 5:58.6-the fastest of the morning. Cal is undefeated over the the last three seasons and has been ranked No. 1 since April of 1999. The varsity eight is the three-time defending champion in the Copley Cup event at the Crew Classic.

'The varsity in the opening heat was somewhat contained,' said coach Stephen Gladstone. 'People come off the water and there is no particular sense of satisfaction, but that is the way a heat is. Tomorrow's the final.'

Cal's varsity took the early lead off the start and was comfortable with a length advantage over Temple at the 1000-meter mark. Oregon State moved through Temple in the second 1000 while Cal maintained its leading position through the finish. These three crews advanced to Sunday's final. In the other qualification heat, No. 3 Washington led from wire to wire with Stanford and Yale also advancing.

The Bears have two eights in the JV competition. In the first heat, Cal's JV eight got out to a sizeable advantage over Yale and Stanford and rowed conservatively through the finish to advance. In the second JV heat Cal's third varsity eight finished behind Washington and just off the pace of Oregon State to advance to tomorrow's JV eight grand final.

The Cal frosh eight got its frosh taste of collegiate competition with a strong race in qualification for the Men's Collegiate Novice Eight garnd final. The Bears with Oregon State also advancing. Other crews that qualified for the frosh final include heat winners, Washington and Stanford, as well as Orange Coast and George Washington.

San Diego Crew ClassicApril 6, 20022000 Meters on Mission Bay

Copley CupMen's Varsity Eight Heat A1. Cal 5:58.602. Oregon State 6:01.183. Temple 6:04.794. UC Davis 6:10.835. Sac State 6:24.84

Copley CupMen's Varsity Eight Heat B1. Washington 6:02.302. Stanford 6:04.783. Yale 6:06.294. Purdue 6:18.44

Men's JV Eight Heat A1. Cal (A) 6:06.282. Yale 6:11.733. Stanford 6:26.344. Davis (A) 6:40.135. UCLA 6:49.586. SDSU 6:57.307. UCSD 7:03.91

Men's JV Eight Heat B1. Washington 6:03.132. Oregon State 6:05.763. Cal (B) 6:06.734. Sac State 6:50.465. UC Davis (B) 6:50.466. LB State 7:08.89

Men's Collegiate Novice Eight Heat A1. Stanford 6:23.502. Geo. Wash. 6:29.443. UCLA 6:40.154. St. Mary's 6:50.185. SDSU 6:52.476. Loyola 6:58.777. USC 7:16.23

Men's Collegiate Novice Eight Heat B1. Washington 6:19.142. Orange Coast 6:28.263. UCSD 6:38.004. Santa Clara 6:51.835. UCSB 6:51.956. UCI (B) 7:11.58

Men's Collegiate Novice Eight Heat B1. Cal 6:13.882. Oregon 6:27.593. UCI (A) 6:39.484. UC Davis 6:41.195. USD 6:49.82


Varsity EightCox Michael Vallarelli Senior Arlington, MAStroke Nito Simonsen Senior Oslo, NOR7 Jake Wetzel Senior Saskatoon, CAN6 Mladen Stegic Junior Belgrade, YUG5 Filip Filipic Junior Belgrade, YUG4 Ivan Smiljanic Sophomore Belgrade, YUG3 Ian McGowan Sophomore Snohomish, WA2 Scott Frandsen Senior Kelowna, CANBow Jeffrey Nalty Junior Lewisham, AUS

JV Eight-Cal ACox Joseph Manion Junior Upper Darby, PAStroke Michael Wallin Junior Drexel Hill, PA7 Jesse Bauman Sophomore Quinter, KS6 Padraic Hussey Sophomore Tullamore, IRE5 Zachary Johnson Senior Menlo Park, CA4 Brett Winfield Junior Newport Beach, CA3 Magnus Fleming Junior Eugene, OR2 Chris Kennelly Junior Piedmont, CABow Rob Curran Sophomore Seattle, WA

JV Eight-Cal BCox Shawn Ghatan Sophomore Greenbrae, CAStroke Robert Deppisch Junior Lake Forest, IL7 Robert Austerman Sophomore El Dorado Hills, CA6 Matt MacLeod Sophomore Braintree, MA5 Paul O'Sullivan Junior Skibbereen, IRE4 Daeglan McEachren Freshman Portsmouth, NH3 Kristofor Lofgren Freshman Santa Monica, CA2 Janik Gasiorowski Junior Stamford, CTBow Max Frasca Sophomore Piedmont, CA

Freshman EIghtCox Matthew Renner Freshman Berkeley, CAStroke Marcel Staedter Freshman Elbersdorf, GER7 Toby Smith Freshman Twyford, ENG6 Nikola Vlaovic Freshman Belgrade, YUG5 Eric Davidson Freshman Berkeley, CA4 Nick Dumas Freshman San Mateo, CA3 Troy Kepper Freshman Tallahassee, CA2 Josh Borkowski Freshman Maple Glen, PABow Rory Tuttle Freshman Mill Valley, CA

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