Two Golden Bears To Compete At World Rowing Championships
BERKELEY – Two members of the Cal men's rowing team will compete in the 2022 World Rowing Championships in Racice, Czech Republic on Sept. 18-25.
Graduate transfer Gus Rodriguez will compete for the United States while sophomore Tim Roth is set to compete for Switzerland. Both Golden Bears will be competing in the men's four for their respective countries.
Rodriguez was named an Intercollegiate Rowing Coaches Association (IRCA) First Team All-American and a U.S. Rowing U23 Co-Athlete of the Year as a senior at Brown last year. He also finished third at the International Rowing Association Championship and was a runner-up at the Eastern Sprints. Prior to that, Rodriguez competed at the 2021 U23 World Championships for the U.S., finishing second in the men's eight.
Roth previously competed in World Rowing U23 Championships in Racice in 2021, winning bronze in the men's double sculls and in the European Rowing U23 Championship in Duisburg Germany in 2020. Prior to that, he won bronze at the men's single sculls at the World Rowing Junior Championships in Tokyo in 2019 and bronze in the junior men's single sculls at the European Rowing Championship in Essen, Germany in 2019. Roth was in six seat of the undefeated Cal Varsity 8+ last year that went on to win the National Championship.
Rodriguez and Roth are the latest in a line of Cal rowers to compete at the world championship level this year. This past July, eight Bears competed in the U23 and U19 World Championships at Lake Varese in Varese, Italy.
Three additional Cal alumni will also be racing at the World Championships. Martin Mackovic will race in the men's pair for Serbia, Niki van Sprang in the men's eight for The Netherlands, and Jack Cleary in the men's single for Australia.
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