Monday, May 5, 2008

Men and Women's crew successful at WIRA's

Both the Men and Women's crew teams put together strong performances in last weekend's WIRA championships.

The men were able to take home the silver medal in both the Varsity 8+ and the Novice 8+. The Junior Varsity 8+ was also able to bring home a bronze medal. By being the highest placed team in the Varsity 8+ competition, the Zags were also awarded the WCC championship, with San Diego finishing second. The Zags were also honord with 4 bulldogs being named the all WIRA teams. Joe Dudley, Scott McCoy and Warren North were selected to the 1st team, while Sean Haase was selected to the 2nd team. And for the second time in 4 years, head coach Dan Gehn was named WIRA coach of the year.

The women's team continued their remarkable season as they won the gold medal in both the Varsity 8+ and the Second Varsity 8+. They also took home the silver medal in both the Varsity 4+ and the Novice 8+. In an exciting finish in the Varisty 8+, the Zags squeaked out the victory over Western Washington University by less than a second. The women's remarkable performance was illustrated in the selection of 5 bulldogs to the All WIRA Teams. Hanna McClintock, Kelly Steinhaus, and Kelsey Koenig all made the 1st team, while Whitney Patrick and Emily Wilson were named to the 2nd team.

Congratulations to both teams on a very successful weekend, and a special congratulations to Dan Gehn on his selection as coach of the year.

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