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Welcome to UC Davis Men's Rowing
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UC Davis Men's crew welcomes all undergrad students to try rowing.
NOVICE FALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE
WATER (choose 3 sessions per week; meet 30 minutes before practice time in front of the ARC)
MWF - 6-8am, 3-5pm
Sat - 7-9am, 9-11am
LAND (everyone together; meet in front of ARC at the listed time)
TueThu - 6:30-7:30am
News & Updates
Fall Season in Review
Posted on 11/25/2016 by Sungmin Park
October was a month of positive results for the our Men’s Crew.
The 4+, composed of George Myring, Devon Fitzpatrick, Nick Balardi, Mark Goering, and Vivian Pham, competed in the Head of the Charles across the country while their teammates watched and cheered from home. They returned having placed an impressive fourth out of forty-four competitors.
Shortly afterwards, the entirety of the varsity team made a full force appearance at the Head of the American at Lake Natoma, continuing their push to establish UC Davis’ presence as a competitor for the rest of the season. The “Boston Four” ran down the course once more, securing 5th place in another solid performance, while two more mixed varsity 8+’s and one 4+ also showed promising debut races.
In November, with the fall season starting to wind down in its final few weeks, the varsity crew returned to San Diego Fall Classic to put forward one more solid showing before fall racing transitions into winter training. Despite having injured teammates on the sidelines, the crew managed to give solid performances in two mixed 4+’s, a full Varsity 8+, and the first “true” JV 8+ since 2012. With the conclusion of their last fall competition, the Davis crew added to their positive momentum, which will prove useful as they transition into the grind of winter training.
As always, the success of our crew is driven as much by our own will as it is by the unconditional support of our families and friends. A very special thank you to Vince Balardi, Sheila Harrington, Michael and Marie Parks, and Lynn Foster for providing plenty of snacks and beverages for the team, and to the parents and family members who traveled to cheer on our athletes.
Preparing for Head of the Charles
Posted on 10/17/2016 by Sungmin Park
The Head of the Charles Regatta is the largest in the world of its kind.
Over two days, tens of thousands of spectators will watch as approximately 11,000 rowers of
all shapes and sizes from around and out of the country race down the Charles River in Boston.
This year, the UC Davis Mens Rowing Club was fortunate enough to have been given the
opportunity to be one of those thousands of competitors. The representative 4+ boat
was selected through seat racing and training this past month and the following crew
will race with the pride of the team behind them this coming weekend: George Myring, Mark Goering,
Nick Balardi, Devon Fitzpatrick, and Vivian Pham. The work has been rewarding and we all
are eager to see the results of their efforts.
From Left to Right: George Myring, Nick Balardi, Vivian Pham, Mark Goering, Devon Fitzpatrick
Posted on 9/21/2016 by Sungmin Park
The 2016-2017 school year sees the UC Davis Men’s Rowing Club entering its 40th year of training and competing. Once more, dedicated oarsmen and coxswains return to the Curt Rocca Boathouse to begin another season of racing. This past week, returning members were introduced to returning varsity coach Desmond Stahl and new novice coach Mike Sullivan. Continuing the positive momentum from the past few seasons, the club welcomes the coaching change as another step forward for Davis Rowing.
Desmond "Des" Stahl returns to the Head Coach position for the Aggies after 8 years of leading UC Santa Barbara, while Mike Sullivan brings his many years of experience in the rowing world to the Assistant Coach position. We are honored to have them guide our program!
Head Coach Desmond Stahl on the left, Assistant Coach Mike Sullivan on the right
ACRA National Championship
Posted on 6/3/2016 by Kaito Yoshida
This past weekend, the team took their Men�'s Varsity 8+ and Novice 8+ across the country to compete at the ACRA National Championship in Gainesville, Georgia. The two days of competition saw the Aggies racing solidly, showing the following results:
The N8+ placed 4th in their heat, with a time of 6:23.74, landing them a place in the repachage, where they placed 3rd with a personal record time of 6:19.30.
In their B-final, the N8+ finished 6th with a time of 6:21.342.
The V8+ placed 3rd in their heat with a time of 6:02.079, going on to win their repachage race with a time of 6:06.337 which earned them a spot in the Semi-finals. The V8+ earned 5th place in the semis, pulling a time of 6:07.803.
These results and the overall success of our season could not have been possible without the continued support of our alumni and parents. Special thanks to Vince Balardi, Ken Tinseth, and Lisa Tinseth for your support. Of course, the entire team gives its gratitude towards Lynn Foster for her incredible, generosity. From paying for our lodging to providing dinner and endless snacks, Mrs.Foster made this trip one to remember. The entire team truly thanks you all!
Posted on 5/04/2016 by Kaito Yoshida
The team traveled to Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova to compete at the Regional Championships, also known as WIRAs. The men raced five eights: a Varsity 8+, JV 8+, Novice 8+, 2nd Novice 8+, and 3rd Novice 8+.
The Varsity 8+ placed 6th overall.
The JV 8+ placed 9th overall.
The Novice 8+ placed 7th overall.
The 2nd Novie 8+ placed 4th overall.
Thank you to the following parents and alumni for showing their support:
Karen and Dean Myring
Marga and Peter Goering
Anna and Jeffrey Lally
Marie and Michael Parks
Kelly and Kelly Inabnett
Duncan Moyer, Jr.
Special thanks to Adam Donovan and Zach Zoller for organizing the team BBQ. Last but not least, thank you to Sheila Harrington for supplying the entire team with endless amounts of main dishes and snacks.
The team looks forward to training hard for ACRA National Championships in late May!
Varsity 8+:Leslie Earl-Gould, George Myring, Stephan Foster, Sarvi Sarvian, Austin Hendrickson, Scott Gharda, Nick Balardi, Mark Goering, Reid Brisbane
Thank You to our Supporters
Posted on 4/26/2016 by Kaito Yoshida
We could not thank our amazing supporters enough.
Thank you to all the parents, alumni, and friends who have donated to our program and shown their support at our regattas. We could not thrive as a program without you.
Special Thanks to those who attended the Stanford Invite:
Jim and Kelly Fitzpatrick
Laurent and Dana Gharda
Marie and Michael Parks
Shirley, Steve, and Vivian d'Andrea
Changman, Jeongeun, and Mingaang Park
Last, but certainly not least, thank you to Shelia Harrington and Anita and Vince Balardi for supplying endless snacks, drinks, dinner, and even smoothies for the team in Redwood Shores. We are very lucky to have you as part of the UCD Crew family!
Banner made by our very own Anita Balardi!
Posted on 4/26/2016 by Kaito Yoshida
The men's team traveled three eights to Redwood Shores to compete in the Stanford Invite. Each boat: 1V, 2V, and 3V, raced three times against different schools.
The 1V took second by small margins to UC Irvine, Washington State University, and Orange Coast College.
The 2V took first place to UC Irvine and Washington State University, and placed second against Orange Coast College.
The 3V took first place against UC San Diego by default, and placed second to UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara.
Thank you to Stanford University for hosting the Invite, and Head Coach Craig Amerkhanian for inviting the UC Davis Men. The team is looking forward to racing five eights at Regional Championships which will take place on April 30th and May 1st! Go Ags!
All members of the UCD 2V(from left to right) Brian Nguyen, Tanee Chum, Aidan Sandhoefner, Leslie Earl-Gould, Stephan Foster, Joel Tinseth, Sungmin Park, Kohei Narron, Jose Cervantes, Bradley Daquette, Stevie Benko, Vivian Pham
Cal Lightweight Duel
Posted on 04/10/2016 by Kaito Yoshida
The entire men's team traveled to Oakland on April 9th to participate in a duel meet with the Cal Lightweights.
The Varsity 8+, Novice 8+, and Novice Lightweight 4+ all won first in their events, with the Second Novice 8+ finishing in first by a bow ball over Cal! What an exciting day of races.
Thank you to those who came out to support the team and to the Cal Lightweight Crew for hosting!
Second Novice 8+: Colin Lally, Eden Le, Adael Boksenbaum, Stevie Benko, Cyrus Shirvan, Jan Hong, Luffy Cai, Jack Jia, Kenneth Calicdan
San Diego Crew Classic
Posted on 04/04/2016 by Alexander Strakhov
UC Davis Men had a wonderful time competing in the San Diego Crew Classic on April 2nd and 3rd.
The V8+ placed 2nd in the Cal Cup Petite Final with the time of 6:41.2, beating crews such as Orange Coast College, Washington State University, and University of Notre Dame.
The JV8+ pulled a time of 7:10.0 in the Men's Collegiate 2V Heat.
The Novice 8+ A boat finished with the time of 7:04.2 in the Men's Collegiate Novice A Petite Final.
The Novice 8+ B boat placed 5th in the Men's Collegiate Novice B Final with a time of 7:44.6.
UC Davis Men's rowing would like to thank all the parents, alumni, and friends, who came out to support our athletes at SDCC. The whole team is looking forward to its next races against the Cal Lightweight Crew!
V8+ at SDCC
Posted on 03/20/2016 by Alexander Strakhov
To kick off spring break, Men's Crew had such a fun time hosting Parent's Day on Sunday, March 20th. The team held this special event to appreciate all the endless support parents give to our team. Friends and family got a glimpse of the daily routine of both rowers and coxswains such as erging and even rowin in boats! Thank you to everyone who attended this eventful day.
Posted on 03/12/2016 by Alexander Strakhov
This Saturday, our Novice A 8+ boat raced against UC San Diego Novice A 8+ boat down the 2k course.
Aggies won the race, crossing the 2k finish line with a time of 6:51.3, while Tritons finished the race with a time of 7:01.5.
Novice A 8+
Posted on 03/10/2016 by Alexander Strakhov
On Tuesday, March 8th, the Davis Men had a dual meet with Gonzaga University at the Port. The races were quite an excitement, with the V8+ finishing with a time of 6:15.8 and Gonzaga coming in a close second with a time of 6:16.2. The JV+ placed in second behind Gonzaga's 2V, and the UCD novice/Gonzaga 3V race came down to a bow ball, with Gonzaga finishing 0.2 seconds ahead of Davis. Thanks to Gonzaga University for a great morning of racing!
Posted on 03/07/2016 by Alexander Strakhov
Davis Rowing hosted its Spring season opener this Sunday, competing with Santa Clara University, Sonoma State University, and California Maritime Academy. The Aggies raced multiple lineups in different heats, with the Varsity A 8+ hitting 6:19, coming 2nd after Santa Clara's V8+. The JV boat placed third in its heat, finishing after 2 Santa Clara boats with a time of 7:03. The Novice A 8+ boat finished 2nd in its heat, pulling a 6:38, while both Novice A 4+ and Novice B 4+ boats won their heats with times of 7:11 and 7:32, respectively.
Davis Invite Results
Posted on 03/06/2016 by Alexander Strakhov
This Saturday, the UC Davis Men had the opportunity to share an amazing day with the program's alumni and friends. Along with the 2nd annual pull up contest, both the actives and alumni participated in the annual 500m race, with alumni in two eights and the V8+ in the third.
Men�s Crew thanks the Alumni for coming out to celebrate the positive impact UC Davis rowing has had on them and their contributions to the program.
Alumni ready to launch
Posted on 02/28/2016 by Alexander Strakhov
The entire men's team traveled to Folsom on Saturday to participate in a learn-to-row session with some of Crossfit's finest athletes! Looking forward to next weekend's activities at Alumni Day and Davis Invite!
Golden States Indoor Rowing Championships
Posted on 02/06/2016 by Alexander Strakhov
This Saturday UC Davis Men�s crew took part in the Golden States Indoor Rowing Championships, with Austin Hendrickson, George Myring and Nick Balardi dominating the men�s heavyweight podium and taking gold, silver and bronze respectively. Aggies excelled in other events too, with Mark Goering taking silver and Scott Gharda taking bronze in the men�s lightweight category, while our seniors Bradley Duquette and Sarvi Sarvian won gold in the coxswain categories. Well done Aggies!
Crew at the Golden States
Remembering Niels Legallet.
Posted on 12/16/2015 by Alexander Strakhov
Unfortunately, our community has lost another dear member. Niels Legallet, who rowed from 1985-86, passed away on December 10th at the age of 47. Part of the first lightweight 8+ in �E5, Niels and his teammates sparked a successful lightweight program for UCD up until 2004. Below is his obituary:
Our thoughts are with Niels�Efamily during this time.
1985 Lightweight 8
From left to right: Steve Marschke (Coach), Melanie Turner (coxswain), John Disney, Marc Wakasa, Dave Alexander, Eric Wyatt, Jon Brakebill, Niels Legallet, Tony Weber, John Sigwart & Curt Granger (Asst. Coach)
UC Davis Men�s Varsity 8+ at the San Diego Fall Classic
Posted on 11/20/2015 by Alexander Strakhov
UC Davis Men�s Varsity raced hard at the San Diego Fall Classic. Aggies Varsity A boat finished 9th out of 22 entries, a second off the USD B boat. Overall, Davis Varsity crew closed gaps on its competitors and improved since Head of the American. Go Aggies!
Men's Varsity 8+ at San Diego Fall Classic
Thank you, parents and alumni, for a continuous support of our team!
Posted on 11/17/2015 by Alexander Strakhov
UC Davis Men's crew would like to express gratitude to our parents and alumni for a continuous support of the team. Thank you, for providing Davis rowers with food and drinks at the San Diego Fall Classic.
UC Davis Men�s Novice Crew at the San Diego Fall Classic
Posted on 11/19/2015 by Alexander Strakhov
With just a couple of months of training behind their backs, our Novice Crew is representing UC Davis at the San Diego Fall classic! All three Novice boats raced hard and had a lot of fun, gaining an invaluable experience of rowing competitively.
Men�s Novice Crew
Head of the American
Posted on 10/30/2015 by Alexander Strakhov
What a day of racing at Sacramento State Aquatic Center! We raced three boats in a Men's Open 4+ event, one eight in a Men's Open 8+, and three Novice eights! Our Varsity 4+ came first in the Men's Open 4+ category hitting 18:08 min for a 5k race. And, of coarse, our novices had a great first time racing! Let's go, Aggies!
UC Davis Men's Varsity 4+
Head of the Port
Posted on 10/06/2015 by Alexander Strakhov
Head of the Port is coming up this Sunday, Oct 11th at the beautiful Port of West Sacramento. We would love to see all of you out there and are expecting a great day of racing.
About UC Davis Men's Rowing
UC Davis Men's Crew is a member of the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) and competes both regionally and nationally. The team has distinguished itself as a perennial powerhouse in the WIRA conference, with numerous WIRA medals in all the major boat categories. Additionally, the team has grown more of a national presence, with appearances at Head of the Charles in Boston, IRA national championships in New Jersey, ECACs and ACRA club national championships in Georgia.
The men's crew is a club (non-funded) sport, and the majority of the oarsmen are walk-on, with no prior rowing experience before joining the team.
The team operates via a combination of limited support from the university, alumni and parent donations, and athlete dues/fundraising. Athletes pay dues on a quarterly basis, plus fundraiser's throughout the year. A council consisting of team-elected athletes runs the team, making decisions ranging from hiring coaches to hammering out the annual budget.