Hall, Snelson and Wright each capture medals in the menís eight.
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Three Bears Medal At Men's World Rowing U23 Championships

Hall, Snelson and Wright each capture medals in the men's eight
By Cal Athletics on Sun, July 27, 2014

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Varese, Italy Three Golden Bears medal on Sunday in the men’s eight at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Varese, Italy.

The Australia men’s eight, featuring Golden Bears Louis Snelson (five-seat) and Aaron Wright (six-seat), captured the silver medal in Sunday’s A final with a time of 5:30.45. The United States men’s eight, featuring Cal’s Spencer Hall (five-seat), was right behind to capture the bronze in the A final with a time of 5:32.18. New Zealand edged out both crews for the Gold with a time of 5:28.82.   

Great Britain, with Cal’s Morgan Hellen (five-seat), won Friday’s repechage with a time of 5:36.14 to advance to Sunday’s A final. They placed sixth in Sunday’s race with a time of 5:37.07.

On Saturday, the United States men’s pair of Golden Bears Jordan Vanderstoep (stoke) and Cole Reiser (bow) finished fourth in semifinals with a time of 6:47.36. Sophomore Justin Murphy served as the stroke for the United States Men’s Four that placed sixth in Saturday’s A final with a time of 6:00.42.


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