No. 1 Bears Take Copley Cup For Fifth Straight Year

April 6, 2003

SAN DIEGO - California crew surely proved they are the best in the land with their victories in the varsity eight, JV eight, and novice eight grand finals in San Diego. The Bears stroked to victory in the Copley Cup grand final for the fifth straight year, defeating rival Washington by 1.09 seconds. The eight, comprised of: Shawn Ghatan, Rob Curran, Filip Filipic, Toby Smith, Ian McGowan, Ivan Smiljanic, Mike Wallin, Mladen Stegic, and Jeff Nalty proved to be the better movers down the stretch. OSU was third, followed by Temple, UC Davis, Stanford, and USC.

The JV A squad also notched a victory in the Sharp Cabrillo grand final, beating Washington by 2.37 seconds. the A was comprised of: Joe Manion, Troy Kepper, Max Frasca, Magnus Flemming, Janik Gasiorowski, Jesse Bauman, Brett Winfield, Rob Austerman, and Chris Kennelly. Cal's JV B also finished well in fourth place with a time of 6:14.78. OSU was third, Stanford fifth, and Minnesota sixth.

The lightweight eight finished fourth in a time of 6:29.35 behind Yale, Navy, and Purdue. UCSB finished fifth, followed by UC Davis and Minnesota.

The Novice eight A also beat OSU by 1.85 seconds to take the Derek Guelker Memorial Cup final. Washington was third followed by: Cal novice B, Stanford, and UCSD.

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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

California Men's Results

Copley Cup Grand Final

1 Cal 5:56.792 Washington 5:57.983 OSU 6:09.394 Temple 6:09.875 UC Davis 6:17.556 Stanford 6:26.077 USC 6:29.89

Mens JV Grand Final

1 Cal A 5:99.972 Washington 6:03.343 Osu 6:06.034 Cal B 6:14.785 Stanford 6:16.656 Minnesota 6:36.22

Mens Collegiate Lt. Wt. Grand Final

1 Yale 6:15.22 Navy 6:18.583 Purdue 6:23.424 Cal 6:29.355 UCSB 6:31.386 UC Davis 6:37.767 Minnesota 6:42.34

Mens Collegiate Novice Grand Final

1 Cal A 6:04.082 OSU 6:05.933 Washington 6:07.864 Cal B 6:23.455 Stanford 6:26.016 UCSD 6:50.39

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