The San Diego State Men’s Crew Club participated in the 10th annual Row for the Cure on Halloween weekend. The event was hosted by the University of California Women’s Crew team at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center. The Aztec rowers found success in their novice-eight, which won the collegiate men’s novice category with a time of 14:29. The crew was stroked by Zach Zeidman and coxswained by Brittni Wellock.
San Diego row for the Cure was created in 2001 after UCSD’s women’s team lost an alumnus to breast cancer in the summer of that year. Since then, SD Row for the Cure has raised thousands of dollars to support breast cancer research, as well as medical screening for uninsured women. The SDSU Men’s Crew Club donated over $200 by participating and purchasing Susan G. Komen merchandise, which they proudly displayed during the race.
Men’s Crew has had a great recruiting year, bringing on an excellent group of freshmen and transfer students who have exceeded expectations. According to Coach Brian Robison, “This Novice crew has been putting in the work on and off the water, practicing hard and pushing each other to excel. Their performance this weekend validates all their hard work. I am very excited to see how this young team will do when the spring racing season begins.”
Next up for the Men’s Crew is a double weekend of head races in Orange County. For more information on the Men’s Crew schedule or recruiting, please go to http://arc.sdsu.edu/crew/.