California Lightweight Crew

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California Lightweight Crew
Image showing the rowing club's emblem
Image showing the rowing club's blade colours
Motto "Let there be Lights."
Location Jack London Aquatic Center, Oakland Estuary, California
Home water Oakland Estuary
President Crispin Herrick
Coaches Doug Perez (Men), Laura Kocourek (Women)
University University of California, Berkeley
Affiliations Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association
Website www.cal-lightweights.org
Distinctions
  • Dad Vail Varsity Lwt 4+ Champions (2011)
  • WIRA Lightweight 4+ (2012)
  • WIRA: Varsity Lightweight 8+ (2011)
  • WIRA: Women's Lightweight 8+ (2008, 2009)
Notable members
Sam Saylor

California Lightweight Crew is the club rowing team at the University of California, Berkeley. Known as the ‘Cal Lightweights’ or ‘Cal Lights,’ the team is a member of the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association.[1] In the western United States, Cal Lightweight Crew is one of three lightweight women's rowing teams and remains the sole lightweight men’s rowing team.

History[edit]

The novice men leading Stanford in a 1971 duel.

California Lightweight Crew originated as part of the University of California, Berkeley Varsity (Heavyweight) Crew team in 1970. Over the next few years, however, the Cal lightweight rowers distinguished themselves from the Cal heavyweight rowers and opted to form their own sports club, now known as California Lightweight Crew. During this time of transition, the heavyweights shared the Ky Ebright boathouse with the lightweight team.[2]

The Cal Lightweight women on Lake Natoma in 2001.

In 1992, the Cal Lightweights moved to a boathouse on the Briones Reservoir in Orinda, CA. In 1996, the team relocated to the Oakland Strokes' Edward Lickiss boathouse, situated on the Oakland Estuary. The next year, the club expanded to include a women's lightweight squad. In November 2001, California Lightweight Crew moved into the newly completed Jack London Aquatic Center (JLAC), which the team rows out of today.[2]

The men's team departed JLAC in the fall of 2004 and set up shop in Richmond, CA.[3] After storing boats under a tarp for more than one year, it rowed out of the Marin Rowing Association boathouse across the San Francisco Bay in the winter of 2005 before finding a home at San Pablo Reservoir in Orinda, CA the following spring. Having dealt with limited facilities for several seasons, the men's team managed to return to JLAC and the Oakland Estuary in the spring of 2008.[2] In the fall of 2010, all equipment was moved back inside of the JLAC boathouse. In the spring of 2011, JLAC dissolved as a non-profit entity, and the boathouse is now under the ownership and direction of the Parks and Recreation department of the City of Oakland, CA, though that has not affected the operation of the Cal Lightweights on a day-to-day basis.

Recently in the Fall of 2014, the California Lightweight Crew was delegated a permanent team room within the sub-basement of UC Berkeley's Recreational Sports Facility. With construction soon underway, the Cal Lights will have a fully furnished and equipped base of operations by the end of the 2014-2015 academic year.

Men's Racing History & Results[edit]

Racing against the since-dissolved lightweight rowing programs at the University of Washington, UCLA, and UC Santa Barbara, the team finished with a 6-2 record in its first full season.[4] Since then, the Cal Lightweights have continued to compete in multiple intercollegiate regattas.

The 1972 Varsity Lightweight 8+.

IRA National Championship[edit]

2005: 9th of 12, Varsity Lightweight 8+[5]

2003: 12th of 12, Varsity Lightweight 8+[6]

Dad Vail Regatta[edit]

2013: 24th of 37, Varsity Lightweight 4+[7]

2012: 6th of 28, Varsity Lightweight 4+[8]

2011: 1st of 23, Varsity Lightweight 4+ (c: Sterling Kahn, s: Cal Trembath, 3: Alex Trembath, 2: Harrison Vale, b: Greg Swain)[9]

2010: 6th of 9, Varsity Lightweight 8+[10]

2009: 2nd of 25, Varsity Lightweight 4+[11]

2008: 4th of 11, Varsity Lightweight 8+[12]

2006: 5th of 27, Varsity Lightweight 4+[13]

San Diego Crew Classic[edit]

2013: 4th of 5, Collegiate Lightweight/Secretary of the Navy Cup[14]

2012: 18th of 21, Collegiate Varsity/Cal Cup[15]

2011: 1st of 2, Collegiate Lightweight/Secretary of the Navy Cup[16]

2010: 1st of 3, Collegiate Lightweight/Secretary of the Navy Cup; 6th of 17, Collegiate Varsity/Cal Cup[17]

2009: 10th of 20, Collegiate Varsity/Cal Cup[18]

The Cal Lightweight 8+ with the Secretary of the Navy Cup at the 2008 San Diego Crew Classic.

2008: 1st of 5, Collegiate Lightweight/Secretary of the Navy Cup[19]

2007: 19th of 20, Collegiate Varsity/Cal Cup[20]

2006: 7th of 18, Men's Open/John Ward Memorial Trophy[21]

2005: 5th of 19, Collegiate Varsity/Cal Cup[22]

2004: 2nd of 7, Collegiate Lightweight/Secretary of the Navy Cup[23]

2003: 4th of 7, Collegiate Lightweight/Secretary of the Navy Cup[24]

2002: 4th of 7, Collegiate Lightweight/Secretary of the Navy Cup[25]

2001: 7th of 7, Collegiate Lightweight/Secretary of the Navy Cup[26]

2000: 8th of 9, Collegiate Lightweight/Secretary of the Navy Cup[27]

1999: 6th of 7, Collegiate Lightweight/Secretary of the Navy Cup[28]

Regional Championships (1st Place Finishes)[edit]

2013 Western Intercollegiate Rowing Championships (WIRA): Lightweight 4+ (c: Marco Paliza-Carre, s: Steven Genise, 3: Jesse Redding, 2: Andrew Navarrete, b: Crispin Herrick)

2012 WIRA: Lightweight 4+ (c: Arianna Cantabrana, s: Steven Genise, 3: Greg Swain, 2: Anthony Thomas, b: Joseph Egoian)[29]

2011 WIRA: Varsity Lightweight 8+ (c: Arianna Cantrabrana, s: Cal Trembath, 7: Alex Trembath, 6: Harrison Vale, 5: Greg Swain, 4: Andrew Navarrete, 3: Colin Meyer, 2: Nikola Radnovic, b: Joseph Egoian); Lightweight 4+ (c: Sterling Kahn, s: Cal Trembath, 3: Alex Trembath, 2: Harrison Vale, b: Greg Swain)[30]

2009 WIRA: Varsity Lightweight 8+ (c: Jiean Li, s: Jim Suchy, 7: Bruno Mehech, 6: Greg Swain, 5: Nick Fradkin, 4: Harrison Vale, 3: Cal Trembath, 2: Alex Trembath, b: Aaron Cheng); Novice Lightweight 4+ (c: Arianna Cantabrana, s: Lee Flint, 3: Rye Muller, 2: Darren Kurt, b: Colin Meyer); Lightweight 4+ (c: Jiean Li, s: Jim Suchy, 3: Greg Swain, 2: Bruno Mehech, b: Nick Fradkin)[31]

Pacific Coast Rowing Championships (PCRC): Novice Lightweight 4+[32]

2008 WIRA: Lightweight 4+ (c: Jiean Li, s: Nick Fradkin, 3: Jim Suchy, 2: Zak Stein, b: Bruno Mehech); Varsity Lightweight 8+ (c: Jiean Li, s: Cal Trembath, 7: Alex Trembath, 6: Nick Fradkin, 5: Zak Stein, 4: Jim Suchy, 3: Bruno Mehech, 2: Aaron Cheng, b: Scott Morin)[33]

2007 WIRA: Novice Lightweight 4+ (c: Olivia Lasky, s: Nick Fradkin, 3: Luke Cassereau, 2: Aaron Cheng, b: Jim Suchy); Varsity Lightweight 8+ (c: Olivia Lasky, s: Nick Fradkin, 7: Zach McCutchen, 6: Zak Stein, 5: Tim Wong, 4: Sam Sakhai, 3: Jim Suchy, 2: Patrick Samuel, b: Bruno Mehech)[34]

PCRC: Novice Lightweight 4+ (c: Olivia Lasky, s: Nick Fradkin, 3: Luke Cassereau, 2: Aaron Cheng, b: Jim Suchy)[35]

2006 WIRA: Lightweight 4+ (c: Ricky Lee, s: Dan Royles, 3: Mark Tepper, 2: Patrick Samuel, b: Ariel Ravid)[36]

2005 PCRC: Novice Lightweight 8+; Novice Lightweight 4+[37]

2004 WIRA: Novice Lightweight 4+[38]

PCRC: Varsity Lightweight 8+; Novice Lightweight 4+[39]

2003 WIRA: Lightweight 8+; Lightweight 4+; Novice Lightweight 4+[40]

PCRC: Varsity Lightweight 8+; Varsity Lightweight 4+[41]

2002 WIRA: Lightweight 4+[42]

PCRC: Varsity Lightweight 8+ (c: Alice Chan, s: Marty Schultz-Ackerman, 7: Chris Ling, 6: Evan Morris, 5: Saul Jackman, 4: Robert Wadell, 3: Sam Saylor, 2: Steven Josefowicz, b: Stuart Sievers)[43]

1997 PCRC: Novice Lightweight 8+

1995 PCRC: Varsity Lightweight 8+

1987 PCRC: Varsity Lightweight 8+

1975 Western Sprints (now PCRC): Varsity Lightweight 8+

Women's Racing History & Results[edit]

Head of the Charles Regatta[edit]

2008: 9th of 14, Lightweight 8+[44]

2006: xth of xx, Lightweight 8+

2004: 11th of 14, Lightweight 8+[45]

2003: 11th of 15, Lightweight 8+[46]

Dad Vail Regatta[edit]

2009: 2nd of 8, Varsity Lightweight 8+[47]

2008: 1st of 3, Novice Lightweight 8+[12]

2004: 4th of 6, Varsity Lightweight 8+[48]

San Diego Crew Classic[edit]

2012: 7th of 7, Collegiate Lightweight 8+[15]

2010: 17th of 18, Collegiate Novice 8+[17]

2009: 14th of 19, Collegiate Varsity 8+[18]

2008: 4th of 4, Collegiate Lightweight 8+[19]

2005: 7th of 9, Collegiate Lightweight 8+[22]

Regional Championships (1st Place Finishes)[edit]

2009 WIRA: Lightweight 8+ (c: Lindsay Collishaw, s: Stephanie Delaney, 7: Stephanie Borges, 6: Michele Schaeffer, 5: Jessica Dzubnar, 4: Kathleen Lo, 3: Lindsey Eastman, 2: Beverly Chao, b: Sophie Harrison-Wong); Lightweight 4+ (c: Anna Patenia, s: Stephanie Borges, 3: Stephanie Delaney, 2: Jessica Dzubnar, b: Michele Schaeffer); Novice Lightweight 4+ (c: Anna Patenia, s: Lindsey Eastman, 3: Kathleen Lo, 2: Sophie Harrison-Wong, b: Beverly Chao)[31]

2008 WIRA: Lightweight 8+ (c: Madison Brockman, s: Stephanie Delaney, 7: Melanie Silvis, 6: Michele Schaeffer, 5: Jessica Dzubnar, 4: Nicole Budrovich, 3: Stephanie Borges, 2: Dana Goin, b: Harper Ackerman); Novice Lightweight 4+ (c: Madison Brockman, s: Stephanie Borges, 3: Nicole Budrovich, 2: Harper Ackerman, b: Dana Goin)[33]

2006 WIRA: Lightweight 4+; Novice Lightweight 4+[36]

2003 WIRA: Novice Lightweight 4+[40]

Notable Alumni[edit]

Sam Saylor '05 was a member of the USRowing Senior National Team, finishing fifth in the Lightweight 8+ at the 2006 FISA World Championships, and sixth in the Lightweight 4x at the 2007 FISA World Championships.[49]

References[edit]

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