GW Men's Rowing's V8 Makes Grand Final at San Diego Crew Classic
Colonials Finish Fifth in Competitive Field
April 6, 2014
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. - George Washington men's rowing's Varsity 8 advanced to the Grand Final and finished in fifth place overall in the Copley Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic this weekend on Mission Bay.
"Overall it was a really good weekend for the guys," said Head Coach Mark Davis. "It was a nice trip for us with some great weather and racing in California."
The Colonials opened their weekend in Saturday's heats when they finished in third place out of six crews to clinch a spot in Sunday's Grand Final. GW finished the 2,000-meter course in 6:00.79, behind first-place Stanford (5:55.09) and second-place Northeastern (5:57.78).
Advancing to the Grand Final from the other Varsity 8 heat was California, Syracuse and the University of British Columbia.
In Sunday's Copley Cup Grand Final, the Colnoials finished in fifth place in 6:08.10, ahead of Syracuse (6:10.00) and just three-tenths of a second behind fourth-place British Columbia (6:07.81). California won the Copley Cup in 5:49.68 followed by Northeastern (5:57.10) and Stanford (6:05.26).
"This weekend was a good chance for us to race against some west coast teams whom we don't really get to see during the regular season," said Coach Davis. "I think the guys raced well. They are a little bummed as they got edged by UBC, but overall a good weekend of rowing. It was a solid weekend and now it is time to get ready for the George Washington Invitational."
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