Teti and Allen Inducted Into National Rowing Hall of Fame

Feb. 9, 2010

BERKELEY - California Men¹s Crew Head Coach Mike Teti and Assistant Coach Wyatt Allen will be inducted into the National Rowing Hall of Fame at Mystic Seaport, Connecticut on March 20, 2010.

Teti is being honored as the coach of the gold medal-winning men¹s eight at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and Allen is honored as one of the oarsmen in that gold medal-winning eight. Teti will become the first person to be inducted into the National Rowing Hall of Fame as both an athlete and a coach.

This season will be Teti's second as head coach at Cal. Last year, Teti led Cal to a Pac-10 Championship and a second-place finish at the 2009 IRA Regatta. Also, under his guidance, seven members of the team competed in the 2009 Under 23 World Rowing Championships. James Long-Lerno and Nareg Guregian won a silver medal with the men's four for the United States at the international event.

In December of 2008, Teti received the USRowing Medal, the highest honor that the rowing governing body can bestow.

Allen joined the Cal coaching staff last summer after serving as an assistant coach at Washington last season. A two-time Olympian, Allen's career highlights include setting a world record in the eight in 2004, winning gold in the eight at the 2004 Olympic Games and bronze in the eight at the 2008 Olympic Games. He was named USRowing's Male Athlete of the Year in 2007.

Induction ceremonies will be March 20-21, 2010 at the National Rowing Hall of Fame at Mystic (CT) Seaport.

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