Cal Men's Crew Wins Pac-10 Title

May 15, 2005

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - The California Golden Bears finished first in the team competition at the 2004 Pac-10 Rowing Championships held Sunday, May 16th at Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova. The varsity eight, freshman eight both finished won their races.

In the marquee race for the men, the varsity eight race, the Bears got out to a good start, stroking to a lead. Cal held its lead through the 2000 meters continually increasing its lead on trailing Washington. The Bears finished ahead of Washington, Stanford Oregon State, UC Davis and UCLA. This victory left the varsity eight undefeated heading into IRAs.

Cal trailed Washington by a consistent two or three second throughout the race. In the last 500 meters the Bears made a push, but it was not enough to overcome the Huskies. Cal crossed the finish line one second behind Washington to take the silver medal.

Cal's freshman eight won its third straight title with its win in the grand final. With this win, the Bears remain undefeated on the year and will head into the IRAs confident they can contend for the national title.

The varsity four finished second behind Washington. Washington and Cal traded the lead throughout the race finishing with the Huskies a mere one second ahead of the Bears.

Pac-10 Championship Results:Varsity 81. California          5:39.42. Washington          5:42.43. Stanford            5:45.04. Oregon State        5:48.85. UC Davis            6:01.26. UCLA                6:10.7

Junior Varsity 81. Washington 5:46.52. California 5:47.83. Stanford 5:55.84. Oregon State 5:56.15. UC Davis 6:16.16. UCLA 6:25.57. Washington State 6:30.7

Freshman 81. California 5:51.72. Washington 6:00.33. Oregon State 6:12.54. UC Davis 6:13.25. UCLA 6:16.56. Washington State 6:24.7

Varsity Four1. Washington 6:26.62. California 6:27.53. Stanford 6:51.04. Sacramento State 6:52.25. Oregon 6:52.66. USC 6:57.87. UC Davis 7:15.7

Team Scores:1. California 69 points2. Washington 66 points3. Oregon State 42 points3. Stanford 42 points5. UCLA 34 points6. Washington State 26 points7. Oregon 5 points

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