OCC’s annual Newport Regatta took place Sunday, March 24th, in Newport Beach, CA. LBSU Men’s Crew took the short trip down PCH to OCC’s boathouse located by the North Lido Channel. The 2k sprint race day consisted of three total races for the oarsmen.
Starting off at 7:45 am, the Novice 4+ rowed to defend the Frank Marscellas Cup. The cup was won last year by the previous Novice 4+. The boat came in fourth place overall this year, with a total time of 7:24.29 seconds. ASU took first with a 12 second lead on the Novices. 8:00 am brought the Norman E. Watson Cup race, showcasing the Men’s Novice 8+. The LBSU Novice A boat took an overall third place out of the four boats competing for the cup. Their time came to 7:21.33 seconds. Finally, the Men’s Varsity 4+’s raced for the Condon Johnson Cup at 9:00 am. LBSU Varsity 4+ took fourth place in their heat, at 7:21.2, placing them 7th overall. OCC’s boat came in behind them at 8:05.25 seconds.
Three races into the season, the Novice rowers have begun reflecting on their progress in the sport.
“I definitely feel as though I’m progressing individually,” said Isaac Gordon, fall semester recruit and first year at CSULB, “…the spring races have honestly been a lot harder than I expected, because I felt so comfortable in the longer distance fall regattas. The shorter sprints are definitely exponentially more difficult, and have us practicing in new ways. I definitely feel as though I’m progressing, and that my abilities both on the water and on the ergs are getting better every meter”.
Isaac and the other members of Beach Crew crew look forward to WIRA from here and to attending Newport Regatta next spring. Thank you to OCC and to all the competition on the water!
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