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Cal Men's Crew: IRA National Championships Finals Open Thread

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Schedule: event starts at 4 AM PT, 1st Cal event scheduled for 5:40 AM PT

Open 4 GF 5:40 AM PT, Varsity 4 GF 6:10 AM PT, Freshmen 8 GF 7:15 AM PT, 2V8 GF 7:45 AM PT, and the Varsity 8 Grand Final (for the National Championship) at 8:45 AM PT



With Men's Golf, Rugby, and Softball all to come later, Bearathon™ kicks off on Saturday with the Cal Men's Crew competing for a National Title. All 5 Cal boats have advanced to their respective Grand Finals. On Saturday, the Freshmen 8 and the JV 8 both won their semifinal heat. Open 4 already advanced to the final by winning on Friday. Varsity 4 finished 2nd behind Washington (they are apparently pretty good...adding to the whole boat/U-Dub/hatred connection). Varsity 8 eked out the last semifinal spot by finishing 3rd in their heat. Click for the more details.

While the 4th ranked Varsity 8 Cal squad has not won a race yet, today is the one that counts.


The Cal boats consist of:

Varsity Eight
Cal lineup: Chris Yeager, James Scott, Patrick McGlone, Ivan Ostojic, Luka Dordevic, Cameron Klotz, Matt Dignan, Christian Reynolds

Junior Varsity Eight
Cal lineup: Isaac Holden, Cole Reiser, Spencer Hall, Igor Lucic, Christopher DeRenzi, Garrett Boccara, Jack Farthing, Atli Thorkelsson

Varsity Four
Cal lineup: Cox: Chelsea Lucas, Demetrius Baefsky, Maliq Hunsberger, Michael Bernerius, Steve Marino

Freshman Eight
Cal lineup: Cox: Michael Delahanty, Jovan Jovanovic, Milivoj Vagic, Stephen Tuck, Louis Snelson, Christian Kader, Jason Stroud, Richard Walter, Sean Murphy