Cal's varsity eight won its grand final to propel the Bears into the first-place team finish.
All of Cal's boats recorded at least one first place finish during day one of racing.
The Bears will compete in the sixth-annual Lake Natoma Invitational this Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13.
Cal's second varsity eight won the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Memorial Trophy.
Cal finished first in three heats on day one of the SDCC.
The Bears head to San Diego this weekend to race in three events.
Four Cal rowers represented the USA in the Sydney World Cup.
Cal claims gold, finishing the SIRR portion of their Australia trip on a positive note.
Cal's boats placed second in the W8+ and U23 W4- races.
Kendall Chase and Ingvild Roenningen placed 2nd in the W2- race in Sydney
Golden Bears open competition at Sydney International Rowing Regatta March 24.