The Bears Look For Their Seventh Straight Copley Cup Title

March 30, 2005

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Bears Head South: This week the Golden Bears compete for their seventh consecutive Copley Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic, held on Mission Bay April 2-3. Last year, the varsity eight won its sixth Copley Cup, beating strong crews from Washington and Northeastern. Both squads will be back this year and will provide tough competition for the Bears once again.

The Competition: In Cal's first heat of the Copley Cup, the Bears will face off against Stanford, Penn, UC Davis, North Carolina. The rest of the field includes Northeastern, Navy, Temple, Purdue.

Complete Racing Schedule:Copley CupHeat 1 (8:30 a.m.): Cal, Stanford, Penn, UC Davis, North CarolinaHeat 2 (8:40 a.m.): Northeastern, USNA, Temple, Purdue

Men's JVHeat 1 (10:40 a.m.): Cal A, Stanford, Cal B, UC Davis, UCLA, UC San Diego, Notre DameHeat 2 (10:50 a.m.): Northeastern, Penn, Orange Coast College, Minnesota, USC, UCI, San Diego State.

Men's NoviceHeat 1 (9:30 a.m.): San Diego, Minnesota, Cal A, UC San Diego, UC Davis A, UCLA, Santa ClaraHeat 2 (9:45 a.m.): UC Santa Barbara, Loyola Marymount, Northeastern, Cal B, USC, Sac State, UC Davis BHeat 3 (10 a.m.): Stanford, Chapman, Orange Coast A, Sonoma State, Orange Coast B, UCI, Washington State.

Season Outlook: Cal returns five members from the 2004 varsity eight squad that took second at the Pac-10 championships: seniors Deaglan McEachern and Troy Keeper and juniors Peter Maiden, Gary Champagne and Vaclav Vochoska. This year's varsity eight should be much improved over last year's squad with rowers from the 2004 undefeated freshman squad joining its boats. With the experience of last year's success, the result has been a dynamic group that has proven to be a crew with a great hopes for the coming year.

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