Men's Crew continues strong season with impressive showing at Crew Classic

Men's Crew continues strong season with impressive showing at Crew Classic

MISSION BAY -- The results and the times were impressive for the Orange Coast College men's crew as the Pirates picked up four top-five times (including one wire-to-wire win) at the 2018 San Diego Crew Classic.

The Varsity 8 reached the finals with a strong preliminary race and notched the top time in the finals among all of the West Coast schools, clocking in with a time of 6 minutes, 26.73 seconds, which was good enough for third place overall behind only Temple University (6:17.85) and the University of British Columbia (6:21.09).

In the Novice 8 race, Coast finished runner-up in the finals to Cal and 20 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. The Golden Bears crossed the line first with a time of 6:30.77, while the Pirates came in at 6:47.81, while UCLA (7:06.82) finished a distant third.

The Second Varsity 8 notched a solid fifth-place time of 6:51.19 and was just two seconds behind fellow ACRA member, UC Santa Barbara in the race.

OCC's big win of the event came in the Second Novice 8 race, where the Pirates led from wire to wire in the finals and clocked in with a time of 7:05.44, a full 19 seconds better than runner-up USCB's time of 7:24.80.

The Pirates will now head up to the UCLA Classic in Marina Del Rey on Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m.

 

VARSITY 8 2nd VARSITY 8 NOVICE 8 2nd NOVICE 8
Cambria STIRRAT Ally NORDLIE Holly ULICKI Brittney WERSTINE
Caleb O'NEIL Andrew GARROW Joe BATTISTI Jackson HOMAN
Daniel AMADO Hayden HILL Chris GUITHUES Cole HANCK
Axel WITT Kyle GOCAN Cameron KIELTY Julian CLYNE
Cole GUILD Marshall CYRUS Christian ROTSHEDL Chase SMITH
Ken PONCHAK Rockey STICKNEY Colin CRAWFORD Cole VILLA
James KERRIGAN Stephen HOSPEDALES Clayton CANNON Amir MAKAREHCHI
Tanner GODFREY Seve BADAJOZ Holden BAILEY Aaron WILSON
Jordan TEISAN David DUFFY Bryce MOON Kyle WOERTINK