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Both Yale Boats Finish 2nd to Cal

Yale 2V in near lane (Amy Louis image)
Yale 2V in near lane (Amy Louis image)

Bears Edge Bulldogs at San Diego


SAN DIEGO, Calif. – When the first national rowing rankings come out this month, Cal and Yale are going to be among the top five men's heavyweight schools. The Bulldogs and Bears got a look at each other today in the Copley Cup Grand Final of the San Diego Crew Classic.

Cal edged Yale for the championship on Mission Bay today, but the two could meet again at the IRA National Championships in two months North of here on Lake Natoma in Sacramento County.

In lane one again today, the Elis, rowing a white vessel borrowed from Cal, fell behind the Bears early and could not make any moves to catch them over the 2,000-meter course.

Cal finished at 5:35.502, almost a boat-length in front of the Bulldogs (5:39.006), with Stanford, University of Victoria, UC-Santa Barbara and the Michigan Rowing Association following.

The Yale second varsity (5:47) had a similar race with Cal (5:42), which captured the Cal Cup Grand Final.


By Steven A. Conn, Yale Associate AD & Sports Publicity Director –