1997 in Review
San Diego Crew Classic
The varsity eight advanced to the final after finishing second to Washington in its heat. In Sunday's final, Cal finished second behind the Huskies. The JV eight placed fourth, while the frosh also finished second behind Washington.
California Collegiate Rowing Championships
Bear crews dominated all events at the state championships in Sacramento. Cal's varsity eight glided down the course in 5:55 to bring home the win.
The Huskies prevailed in this rivalry that began in 1903, winning all events.
The California men swept Stanford (varsity, JV and frosh) for the seventh consecutive season. The string of victories by all men's shells represents the most one-sided dominance in this 78-year series.
The California men's crew finished second in the varsity, JV and frosh events. Cal's varsity men staged a fine battle all the way down the course with Washington before coming up 1.1 seconds short at the finish line.
Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships
The national championship regatta on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, N.J., was the site as Cal sent three eights and a varsity coxed four to compete for the title. The men's varsity eight started swiftly, winning its heat and semifinal races set up a run at the gold medal. Washington, however, finished off an undefeated U.S. collegiate, season and Brown edged the Bears by only 0.2 seconds for the silver, as Cal settled for the bronze. The JV eight raced hard for three days eventually, finishing 10th. The frosh won its heat and semifinal races before finishing just out of the medals in fourth place.