Video of the Week: 2008 Cal-Stanford Dual

This week's video is from Captured Speed Productions, and features a fantastic dual from Redwood Shores, with several current US National Team members going head to head on the narrow course. The race is quite close, and the rowing is of a very high quality. Both crews battle with the intensity one expects from such a rivalry as Cal v. Stanford, and the result is an excellent example of varsity-level collegiate racing.

In the Stanford boat are Mark Murphy (7 seat), who rowed in the US Men's VIII in Karapiro, Silas Stafford (6 seat), stroke of the US Men's 4- in Karapiro and RR interviewee, and Alex Osborne (4 seat), who raced in the Men's VIII at Worlds in 2009. In the Cal boat, Nareg Guregian (5 seat) most recently raced in the Men's 2+ in Karapiro, and was in the 2009 U23 Men's VIII, in addition to being named the 2010 Pac-10 Rowing Athlete of the Year. Guregian also stroked the Cal Men's VIII to an IRA Championship last June, coming from behind to defeat rival Washington in the final 100 meters.

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