MEMBER SIGN IN
Don't have an account? Click Here


No. 3 Bears Face No. 12 Oregon State
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  04/12/2004

Complete Release in PDF Format
Download Free Acrobat Reader

April 12, 2004

This Week: The Golden Bears return home to Redwood Shores this weekend to face No. 12 Oregon State. The men begin racing at 10:10 a.m. Last year, the two teams did not race head to head, but did meet at the San Diego Crew Classic and the Pac-10 championships. Oregon State placed third behind Cal and Washington in both regattas.

The Beavers: The 2004 Oregon State Beavers opened the spring racing season with a No. 12 ranking in the US Rowing Preseason Poll, their highest ranking ever. The varsity eight figures to be strong this year, with four returning oarsmen from last year's boat that placed third at Pac-10's. Joining the remaining varsity eight are three sophomores and two new seniors.

"We are looking forward to racing down there (Redwood Shores) this weekend," said Beavers head coach Kjell Oswald. "Redwood Shores is always a great venue and our guys really enjoy competing with Cal."

San Diego Crew Classic Recap: For the sixth year in a row, the Golden Bears controlled the waters of Mission Bay to captured the prestigious Copley Cup at the 31st annual San Diego Crew Classic. The varsity eight got out quick over the first 500 meters and was able to hold off a late surge by Northeastern to claim the cup. The second varsity boat was not able to overcome a late surge by Washington, finishing second to the Huskies by six seconds. Cal's freshmen eight dominated the field, rowing to an eight-second, open water, victory over Stanford.

Oregon State Race Schedule:
9:30 a.m.            Women varsity eight
9:40 a.m.            Women second varsity eight
9:50 a.m.            Women varsity four
10:00 a.m.           Women novice eight
10:10 a.m.           Men varsity eight
10:20 a.m.           Men second varsity eight
10:30 a.m.           Men freshman eight
Looking Ahead: The highly anticipated dual race between No. 2 Washington and No. 3 Cal will take place Saturday, April 24 at Redwood Shores. Racing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. With two of the best crews in the country, this race figures to be a preview of what's to come at the Pac-10 Championships and the IRA's.

Cal Bears Men's Crew


advertisement
Playing for the Future
Cal Athletics Dress Your Pet Contest
Listen to Cal Games live online
Uploaded Ad
Uploaded Ad
Premium Tickets
Uploaded Ad
Uploaded Ad
Uploaded Ad
CAL ATHLETICS E-MAIL SIGN-UP