Bears Wrap Up World Rowing Cup III
Maarten Hurkmans (back row, second from left) helped the Netherlands' eight to a bronze medal at the 2018 World Rowing Cup III.

Bears Wrap Up World Rowing Cup III

LUCERNE, Switzerland – The Cal men's rowing team continued to be well-represented on the international stage, with several current and recent graduates wrapping up competition at the World Rowing Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland. A total of nine Golden Bears competed for their respective nations at the third and final World Rowing Cup of the year, racing well and gaining valuable experience on the world stage.

Rising senior Maarten Hurkmans led the Cal contingent, winning bronze in the Netherlands' eight. This is the second medal of the summer for Hurkmans, who also took third in the eight earlier this summer at the World Rowing Cup II in Austria.

Also competing in their second World Rowing Cup of the summer, classmate Ferdinand Querfeld and rising junior Christoph Seifriedsberger competed together once again in the Austrian pair, winning the C Final. Morgan Hellen '16 also competed in the men's pair, helping Great Britain to a fourth-place finish in the B Final.

The B Final of the men's four also featured a big Cal contingent, with rising senior Hunter Hodges and Alex Wallis '18 helping the United States to a second-place finish, edging out soon-to-be senior Joachim Sutton, who helped Denmark to third-place finish.

Niki Van Sprang '16 reached the A Final in the double sculls, helping the Netherlands finish sixth.

Natan Wegrzycki-Szymczyk '18 finished ninth overall in the single sculls racing for Poland, taking third in the B Final.

The international racing slate continues this month with Golden Bears preparing to race at the upcoming World Rowing Under-23 Championships, held July 25 to 29 in Poznan, Poland.
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