Showing posts from February, 2020

California Challenge Cup 2020 to be Biggest Yet, Cal Men's Rowing Headlining Again

The 2020 California Challenge Cup will continue a growing tradition, but with modifications to the format that the hosts hope will increase its impact, now and into the future. While the origins of the race (formerly known as the UC Challenge Cup) can be traced back to UC Irvine Men's Rowing founder, Duvall Hecht , the modern incarnation of the regatta has aspirations of scaling to involve every California rowing program. When : Saturday, February 29 | 7am Pacific Time Where : Newport Beach, California | View interactive map How to Watch : Livestream of the event via Vimeo Full Results : ClockCaster Here, we catch up with UCI Men's Rowing head coach, and California Challenge Cup organizer, Austin Brooks, on the new format and outlook for the future. RowingRelated: When you first started this tradition, was it always the goal for it to grow to this level? What was the inspiration behind the California Challenge Cup? Austin Brooks: The UC Challenge Cup was actual

Inside Cal Rowing: Nick Trojan's New Feature Film on the Golden Bears

Inside Rowing || Cal Berkeley Mens Rowing from Sneeky || Nick Trojan on Vimeo . Last year around this time, USRowing athlete-turned-filmmaker Nick Trojan released his first in a series documenting some of the most storied rowing programs in the country, offering a window into Harvard Crew . Now, he's releasing the second in that series—this one on the program at Cal, where Canadian Olympian and Cal grad Scott Frandsen has taken the reins as head coach. Here, we catch up with Nick on the background and inspiration behind the project, as well as how he crafted this piece on the Golden Bears. RowingRelated: What is the inspiration behind your series on rowing? What is it about the sport that you feel the need to communicate? Is there more to the story than what is out there now? Nick Trojan:  I'd say my love for competition and my love for watching movies and filmmaking itself have driven me the most. Ever since my dad let me use our family's video cam