Lions tune in ahead of Crew Classic in Newport

NEWPORT, CA – The Loyola Marymount University Lions men’s soccer team drove at the 57thth Annual Newport Regatta in Newport Beach, California this past weekend.

The Lions brought two boats to the regatta to compete against six notable West Coast male crews. The Varsity 8+ competed for the Men’s Collegiate Varsity 8+ James C. Jorgenson Cup and the Novice 8+ for the Men’s Collegiate Novice 8+ Larry M. Moore Cup.

The first race of the day for the Lions was the A-Finals for the Novice 8+. The crew jumped off the start line with a strong hold in third place and fought on despite a boat breakage during the 2000m race.

LMU crossed the finish line in seventh place overall with a time of 7:10.7, seven seconds behind UC Santa Barbara (7:03.3) and 55 seconds behind event first place finisher Orange Coast College (6:15.7 ).

The Varsity 8+ crew followed shortly after for the A Final event. For the first 1,000 yards, the Lions fought an archball-to-ballball battle with UC Santa Barbara and Orange Coast College. In the end, LMU finished sixth with a time of 6:25.7, just five seconds behind Long Beach State (6:21.1) and 26 seconds behind UC Irvine (5:59.0), the winners of the event.

Following the Newport Regatta, the Lions gear up for two days of competition at the San Diego Crew Classic in Mission Bay on March 26thth and 27th.

The first spring regatta attracts crews from across the country to compete in over 50 events. The Lions are taking two eights to San Diego, the Varsity 8+ and Novice 8+. They will compete for the Men’s Collegiate Varsity Active&Fit Now Cal Cup and the Men’s Collegiate Novice Derek Guelker Memorial Cup, respectively.

Men’s Uni 8+

Cox: Chloé Margarones

Stroke: Charlie Moll

7: Sydney Starr

6: Jacob Laubach

5: Garrett Plekenpol

4: Julius Leonhardt

3: Wyatt Toothaker

2: Sebastian Lerick

Bow: Colin Wehman

Gentlemen beginners 8+

Cox: Elinor Doran

Stroke: Aidan Gelbrich
7: Shane Rivera
6: Alec Hill
5: Owen Bruner
4: Oliver Camp
3: Jaedan Danko
2: Pal Nash
Arch: James Matulich

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