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The Schoch Cup Returns To Berkeley

Apr 23, 2022
Cal's V8+ boat celebrates its win over Washington on Saturday at Redwood Shores.

REDWOOD CITY, CA – The No. 2 ranked Cal men's rowing team made a statement on Saturday at Redwood Shores, taking four of the five races against rival Washington - including an emphatic victory in the varsity eight race to claim the Schoch Cup for the first time since 2017.

"It was a great day for all of our crews," said head coach Scott Frandsen. "I'm proud of how the crews stayed internal and executed their race plans.  We have a lot of work left to do towards the Stanford dual, Pac-12s, and the IRA but we can build a lot of confidence off of the performances today."

Squaring off against the No. 3 team in the country, the Bears' second-ranked V8+ was impressive from the jump. Cal took a two-seat lead in the first 10 strokes and built that lead to four seats in the first 30 seconds.

By the 500-meter mark, Cal had a bow to stern lead and continued to build on its advantage. As the two boats passed under the bridge at roughly the 1,100-meter mark, the Bears had a whole boat length of open water between themselves and the Huskies. Cal crossed the line with a time of 5:32.2 and, with the win, Cal takes back the Schoch Cup.

The 2V8+ race followed a similar script. Cal jumped out to an early lead in the opening 500-meters. By the halfway point, the Bears built that lead to about six seats and finished with open water over the final 500-meters. Cal finished with a time of 5:41.2.

In the 3V8+ race, it was the Huskies who took an early lead. However, Washington's fast start was not sustainable and the Bears methodically played catchup down the course. The Bears eventually caught UW past the halfway point and built up their own lead to six seats by the 1,500-meter mark. Cal finished with open water between the two boats, clocking in with a time of 5:46.2.

The Bears opened the morning with a win in the 4V4+. Cal finished with a big lead and clocked in with a time of 6:30.20 – 27 seconds ahead of the Huskies, setting the momentum for later in the day.

The Huskies took the N8+ race to keep the Bears from earning the clean sweep in all five races. Cal struggled at the start. The Huskies had a lead of almost a full boat length before the Bears could cut into that. In the end, Washington's early lead was too much for the Bears to overcome.

Cal returns to Redwood Shores next weekend when the Bears battle Stanford. The Cal-Stanford Dual will be streamed live via the Cal Live Stream.

Cal/UW Dual Results
1. California                 5:32.2      
2. Washington             5:42.0          
1. California                5:41.2
2. Washington             5:44.5

1. California                5:46.2
2. Washington             5:54.5
1. Washington             5:45.7
2. California                 5:47.4

1. California                6:30.20
2. Washington             6:57.27

Saturday's Lineups
Varsity 8+
Luca Vieira (cox)
Iwan Hadfield (stroke)
Elliott Kemp 
Tim Roth
Ollie Maclean
Gennaro di Mauro
Angus Dawson
Frederik Breuer
Campbell Crouch (bow)
Second Varsity 8+
James French (cox)
Tommy Barrell
Fred Roper
Balthasar Issa
Daton Wolfaardt
Olav Molenaar
Christoph Seifriedsberger
Michael Chandler
Evan Lane (bow)
Third Varsity 8+
Illiad Izadi (cox)
Harry Cox (stroke)
Alex Langstone Bolt
Spencer Dettlinger
Adam Stephenson
Bret Holt
Matthew Gallagher
Ziven Kujda
Josh Anderson (bow)
Freshman 8+
Savannah Adamo (cox)
Marcus Cameron (stroke)
Wilson Morton
Guy Ferrera
Harry Manton
Jamie Arnold
Oscar Neil
Henry Furrer
Farley Dimond-Brown (bow)
Fourth Varsity 4+
Grant Fisher (cox)
Ed Digby (stroke)
Tyler Kurth
Dane Halkiw
Jack Hanson (bow)
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