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Bears Depth On Display

Apr 10, 2022
The Bears had another solid day on the water, winning at both the Pac-12 Challenge and Ebright Invitational.

REDWOOD CITY, CA – The Cal men's rowing team displayed its incredible depth with another impressive day on the water. The Bears swept all their races over two events in the Bay Area on Sunday starting with an impressive showing by the top three boats at the Pac-12 Challenge at Redwood Shores. Not to be outdone, Cal's three crews at the Oakland Estuary earned wins at the Ebright Invitational.

"Great weekend of racing for all of our crews at the Pac-12 Challenge and Ebright Invitational," said head coach Scott Frandsen. "We executed the race plans and got the performances we wanted for April 9 and 10. We can definitely pull some confidence from that, but definitely know we need to get faster."

At Redwood Shores, the Bear's V8+ got the morning started with a strong showing against Northeastern. Racing in ideal racing conditions, the Bears opened up a sizable lead after a tight first 500 meters. By the 1,000-meter mark, Cal had open water between themselves and the Huskies and finished the race with a time of 5:33.82.

In the 2V8+ race, the Bears took the lead early and added to it by the midway point. Cal clocked in with a time of 5:45.35, 15 seconds ahead of the Huskies.
In the final race of the morning from Redwood Shores, the 3V8+ put on a display against Oregon State. The Bears had a strong start that gave Cal the early lead and never looked back. The Bears finished with a time of 5:57.07.

"We used the three races this weekend to try something different and learn something from each race," added Frandsen. "Overall, I'm proud of the guys for being adaptable and responding to what we asked of them. I'm very pleased with these performances, but at the same time, I see areas where we can improve. We have got to get faster if we are going to win a national championship."

At the Ebright Invitational, the Bears 4V8+ soundly defeated the V8+ boat from Santa Clara. Cal finished with a time of 6:30.55 while the Broncos finished with a time of 6:45.28.

Taking on the 2V8+ from UC San Diego, Cal's 5V8+ finished with a comfortable win, clocking in at 6:33.22. The Tritons finished the race with a time of 7:10.68. In the final race of the morning, Cal's 6V8+ defeated two boats from Santa Clara. Cal finished with a time of 6:37.2, the Broncos' 2V8+ clocked in at 6:46.35 and the 3V8+ finished with a time of 7:05.02.

"Good racing from all crews in some really challenging water," said assistant coach Brandon Shald from the Ebright Invitational. "It was a fun weekend of racing and appreciate all the teams that came to the Estuary for some competition." 
Pac-12 Challenge Sunday Results
1. California                5:33.82
2. Northeastern           5:45.92                           
1. California                5:45.35
2. Northeastern           6:00.55

1. California                5:57.07
2. Oregon State          6:25.01

Lineups for Pac-12 Challenge

V8+ vs. Northeastern
Luca Vieira (cox)
Iwan Hadfield (stroke)
Elliott Kemp
Tim Roth
Ollie Maclean
Gennaro di Mauro
Angus Dawson
Frederik Breuer
Campbell Crouch (bow)
2V+ vs. Northeastern
James French (cox)
Tommy Barrell (stroke)
Fred Roper
Balthasar Issa
Daton Wolfaardt
Jamie Arnold
Josh Anderson
Michael Chandler
Evan Lane (bow)
3V+ vs. Oregon State
Illiad Izadi (cox)
Alex Langstone Bolt (stroke)
Spencer Dettlinger
Ed Digby
Jamie Arnold
Adam Stephenson
Bret Holt
Matthew Gallagher
Harry Cox (bow)

Ebright Invitational Sunday Results

4V8+ – vs. Santa Clara
1. California 6:30.55
2. Santa Clara 6:45.28
5V8+ – vs. UC San Diego
1. California 6:33.22
2. UCSD 7:10.68


6V8+ – vs. Santa Clara
1. California 6:37.2
2. SCU 2V8+ 6:46.36
3. SCU 3V8+ 7:05.02

Lineups for Ebright Invitational
Grant Fisher (cox)
Florian Unold (stroke)
Tyler Kurth
Dane Halkiw
Ziven Kujda
Schuyler St. Germain
Angus Gosman
Mathias Heldbo
Nicholas Koudriaev (bow)
Savannah Adamo (cox)         
Marcus Cameron (stroke)      
Oscar Neil                              
Fritz Wright                         
Harry Manton                        
Henry Jack                           
Andrew Treger                              
Henry Furrer                             
Wilson Morton (bow)             
6V AM                                            
Ryan Prendergast (Coxswain)
Adrian Enders
Curtis Bottomley
Leonard Brahms
Walker Reid
Clint Regen
Ethan Lee
Chris Neal
Jack Hanson
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