No. 1 Men's Crew Heads South To San Diego Crew Classic

April 1, 2003

BERKELEY - The Golden Bears travel to the San Diego Crew Classic on April 5-6 where they are looking to continue their streak of four consecutive copley cups. This is an annual pilgrimage for the Bears and an early indicator of the competitiveness of the Pac-10. Their rival and Pac-10 foe Washington will be the main competition in San Diego. In addition to the Huskies, the Bears will have to contend with Stanford, UC Davis, Wash. St., Purdue, Miami and many more.

Racing is scheduled from 7:00 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. on Saturday and from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

California Lineups for San Diego

Varsity Eight

Shawn Ghatan          coxJeffrey Nalty         Str.Mladen Stegic         7Michael Wallin        6Ivan Smiljanic        5Ian McGowan           4Toby Smith            3Filip Filipic         2Rob Curran            bow

JV Eight

Joseph Manion coxRobert Austerman Str.Christopher Kennelly 7Jesse Bauman 6Brett Winfield 5Magnus Fleming 4Janik Gasiorowski 3Troy Kepper 2Max Frasca bow





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WINDERMERE WRAP UP: California's oarsmen stroked to victories in the varsity eight, 2nd varsity eight and Freshman/novice categories over the weekend at Redwood Shores in the Windermere Crew Classic. The varsity eight and 2nd varsity eight completed victories over Wisconsin, Penn, and Princeton. The Freshman also defeated Wisconsin and Sacramento State in convincing fashion.

CAL MEN'S CREW 2003: The oarsmen on the Cal men's crew are looking to rewrite the record books in 2003. To follow up national championships in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002 would be a hard test for any team in any sport. These Bears are up to the task.

Although they will prepare for competition one race at a time, the Golden Bears overall performance this season will draw the attention of the entire rowing world. The Bears have plainly shown that they are stronger, pull harder, and move their boat faster for 2000 meters than their opponents.

The 2003 varsity eight hopes to be part of what has become a Dynasty at Cal, going for their fifth straight national title. The varsity eight has lost only once in the past four seasons. They will be defending their Pac-10 and Intercollegiate Rowing Association titles. It is clear that the Bears' consistency has been attributed to their dedication, mental toughness, physical conditioning and maturity. These four benchmarks have defined Cal in the past, and will play a key role in winning a fifth championship.

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