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Justin Price - Contributing Writer, Content Advisor, Coach
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In 2012, Price worked with novice crews that earned multiple victories and sustained success. UCLA's novice eight finished second at the Pac-12 Championships, helping the team earn a third-place finish, UCLA's highest since the women's program was elevated to varsity status in 2001-02. The novice bested USC's crew at the annual crosstown race by more than 35 seconds. In addition, the Bruins' novice eight finished second in its final heat the San Diego Crew Classic.
In 2010, Price helped lead the novice crew to multiple victories. After opening the spring season with convincing dual-meet wins over local foes Loyola Marymount and San Diego State, the novice eight earned a second-place finish in the Grand Final of the San Diego Crew Classic. The novice eight defeated Notre Dame in the afternoon portion of the SoCal Challenge and bested crosstown rival USC in the annual dual-meet showdown.
Price served as the freshman/novice coach for the men's rowing program at Notre Dame from 2005-2008, working primarily with walk-on athletes. He helped lead the Notre Dame novice crews to their best finishes in program history.
During the 2007-08 season at Notre Dame, Price coached two national championship novice crews as his student-athletes won both the novice eight and novice lightweight four at the American Collegiate Rowing Association's (ACRA) National Championship Regatta. Price's crews finished third overall in the team points competition at the 2008 ACRA Regatta.
Price led Notre Dame to similar success in 2008-09. That year, he recruited the largest group of freshman/novice athletes in team history and coached three novice eights. Price's novice rowers showcased their depth at the 2009 ACRA Regatta, leading the Fighting Irish to a second place finish in the overall team points competition. The novice lightweight four won the event for the second consecutive year, the first novice eight finished in third place and the second novice eight finished second.
Price spent four years (2003-06) rowing in UCLA's men's program. As a Bruin oarsman, he stroked the novice eight as a freshman and rowed in the varsity eight his final three seasons. In 2006, Price earned the bronze medal rowing in the men's varsity four at the Pac-10 Championships. He received the Coach's Award for his performance and leadership in 2004-05. In addition, Price was a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic Team selection - first team (2005, 2006) and honorable mention (2004).
Price graduated from UCLA in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in political science. He earned his law degree (J.D.) from the University of Notre Dame in 2009.Justin has also helped develop & train two-time Crash-B Collegiate Lightweight Champion Greg Flood of Notre Dame, who began rowing as a novice for Price, and who took fourth overall at the 2011 Crash-B regatta ahead of US Olympian Nick LaCava and Italian Olympian Marcello Miani.