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Beavers Finish Third at Pac-12 Championships

May 16, 2021

GOLD RIVER, Calif. - The 13th-ranked Oregon State men's rowing team finished third at the Pac-12 Championships Sunday morning. 
"The team is young and we learned a lot today," said head coach Gabe Winkler. "We have two weeks to improve on our race and get ready for the IRA Championships."
The Beavers scored 47 points on the day. This is the first time the team has finished third since 2015. 
No. 1 Washington claimed the team win with 72 points, while No. 2 California finished second with 63. 
Oregon State's varsity 8 boat, coxed by Ethan deBorja, closed out the day with a fourth-place finish in 6:09.915. The boat consisted of Brian Tames (Stroke), Cal Labonksi (7), Tristan Gavin (6), Jacoby Wilson (5), Andrew Balsbaugh (4), Colin Lindquist (3), Nils Patrick (2), and Ryan Coulter (Bow).
The Beavers will compete one last time this season at the IRA Championships on May 28-29. The regatta will take place at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, NJ. 
Team Standings
1.         No. 1 Washington – 72 points
2.         No. 2 California – 63 points
3.         No. 13 Oregon State – 47 points
4.         No. 11 Stanford – 42 points
5.         Washington State – 28 points
6.         Oregon – 12 points
Coxswain: Ethan deBorja
Stroke: Brian Tames
7: Cal Labonski
6: Tristan Gavin
5: Jacoby Wilson
4: Andrew Balsbaugh
3: Colin Lindquist
2: Nils Patrick
Bow: Ryan Coulter
Coxswain: Drew Riviello
Stroke: Tanner Mathews
7: Ben La Fond
6: Grant Hemingway
5: Zach Niedermeyer
4: Nathan Purtzer
3: Chris Niehoff
2: Nick Taylor
Bow: Tristin Vanderlind
Coxswain: Mateo Olmedo
Stroke: William La Fond
7: Samuel Silberstein
6: Isaac Connelly
5: Ryan Ghalayini
4: Ryan Ramsey
3: Kevin Myles
2: Patrick McIntee
Bow: Will Kendall
Coxswain: Braeden Boehlecke
4: Landen Acosta
3: Christian Touhey
2: Samuel Foltz
Bow: Zachary Smith
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