Cal's Will Creedon (center) helped the U.S. 4+ win gold at the Under-23 World Rowing Championships.
– A successful week of racing wrapped up in golden fashion, with rising junior Will Creedon
helping the United States' coxed four to gold at the Under-23 World Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland. Creedon was one of eight members of the Cal men's rowing team competing at one of the feature events on the international racing calendar.
"It was a great weekend of racing for all of our guys," said Cal head coach Scott Frandsen
. "They all represented Cal very well on the world stage. To have so many in the A-Final competing for medals is really exciting and we are thrilled for Will to be bringing gold back to Berkeley."
After posting the fastest time in Wednesday's heats, Creedon and the U.S. 4+ pulled ahead in the final 1,000 meters of Saturday's A Final to cross the line first. This marks the first gold medal for the United States ever in this event at the Under-23 World Championships. Creedon, a native of Denver, Colorado, helped the Bears' second varsity eight to silver at the 2018 IRA National Championship Regatta to cap off the 2018 collegiate season.
Also competing in the A Finals, the Golden Bear duo of Alex Wallis
'18 and Hunter Hodges
helped the United States' to a fourth-place finish in the coxless four.
and Elliot Rogers
charted a fifth-place finish overall in the Canadian eight while rising sophomore Nik Krebs
placed fifth in the Slovenian double sculls.
Olav Molenaar, an incoming freshman from the Netherlands, won the C Final in the men's single sculls while Alex Lilichenko
raced for the United States in the quadruple sculls.
The international racing slate continues this month with the European Championships, World Rowing Junior Championships and World Rowing University Championships.
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