Cal Set For Under-23 World Championships
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Cal Set For Under-23 World Championships

POZNAN, Poland -  The Under-23 World Rowing Championships begin on Wednesday in Poznan, Poland, with eight representatives from the Cal men's rowing team slated to compete.

The full schedule of racing, as well as line-ups and watch information can be found at WorldRowing.com. Racing begins on Wednesday with heats, while the finals are slated for Sunday.

Coming off a seventh-place finish overall at the World Rowing Cup III, rising senior Hunter Hodges will be competing alongside recent graduate Alex Wallis '18 in the United States' coxless four.

Will Creedon, a rising junior from Denver, will also be competing for the United States, racing in the coxed four. Alex Lilichenko is slated to race for the U.S. in the quad sculls.

The Canadian eight will also feature a pair of Golden Bears in Elliot Rogers and Brett Vilk. Rogers, a rising senior from Victoria, raced in the quad sculls at the 2015 Junior World Championships while Vilk, a junior from Grimsby, Canada, competed in the four at the World Junior Championships in both 2015 and 2016.

Nik Krebs will be racing for his native Slovenia in the men's double sculls. Krebs, who finished 7th in this event at the 2017 Under-23 World Rowing Championships, is coming off a successful freshman campaign in which he earned a spot in the Bears' varsity eight.

Incoming freshman Olav Molenaar rounds out the Cal contingent and will be racing for the Netherlands in the single sculls. Molenaar finished sixth in the eight at both the 2016 and 2017 World Rowing Junior Championships and recently helped his club AASR Skoll capture the Prince of Wales Challenge Cup at Henley.
 
For more information on the Golden Bears throughout the year, follow the team on Twitter (@CalMRowing), Instagram (@CalMRowing), and Facebook  (Facebook.com/CalMRowing).
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