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Men's Crew To Send Two Boats to Pacific Coast Rowing Championships

May 7, 2007

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A select number of athletes from the men's crew team will travel to Lake Natoma this weekend to compete in the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships (PCRC's). The Lions are sending two boats to this premiere regatta to compete on Saturday, May 12th.

Competing for the men will be the WIRA Championship pair of Scott Wike and David Cronin, and the lightweight four with coxswain Vanessa Garrett, Mike Wither, Landon Storaasli, Miles Dobbyn, and Hansen Perkins.

"All of the athletes in these boats have met certain, intra squad criteria, which earns them the trip," said men's coach Brooks Jones.

The pair of Wike and Cronin bested 12 other crews on April 29th to come away with the 2007 WIRA men's pair trophy. That marks the first time in 10 years that LMU has won a WIRA title on the men's side. A very excited Cronin said, " This win was just what the team needed to finish the season strong. I am very proud to be part of a boat that was able to bring a banner back to the LMU Boathouse."

The members of the men's lightweight 4 have been racing all year under the category of heavyweight and are eager to finally line up against crews of similar weight.

"Even though I have always raced at 160 pounds, this is the first time that I will be racing in a lightweight category. I feel the speed in our boat and I am anxious to finally be able to showcase it in a big regatta," said junior Landon Storaasli.

This race will mark the end of the season for the men's crew team. All racing information can be found here.