GLASGOW, Great Britain -
Eight Golden Bears will be racing for the title of Europe's best when the 2018 European Rowing Championships get under on Thursday, August 2, in Glasgow, Great Britain. Current student-athletes Maarten Hurkmans
, Ferdinand Querfeld
, Christoph Seifriedsberger
, and Joachim Sutton
will represent their respective nations while recent graduates Martin Mackovic
, Marko Marjanovic, Natan Wegrzycki-Szymczyk
, and Niki Van Sprang
will also be competing.
Hurkmans, a rising senior from the Netherlands, will be racing in the Dutch' eight and looks to add to his summer medal haul, already capturing bronze in this event at both the World Rowing Cup II and World Rowing Cup III earlier in the summer.
Sutton, a fellow senior for the Bears this upcoming season, will be racing for Denmark in the four. An All-Pac-12 selection in 2018, Sutton helped the Danish four to a ninth-place finish overall at the World Rowing Cup III while also racing to a fifth-place in this event at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Florida.
A mainstay this summer in the Austrian pair, Querfeld will be racing once again in the Austrian pair. The rising senior from Vienna, Austria, competed in this event at the recent World Rowing Cup II and World Rowing Cup III.
Seifriedsberger, a rising junior, will also be racing for Austria, competing in the four. Seifriedsberger and Querfeld competed together in the pair earlier this summer, highlighted by an eighth-place finish at the World Rowing Cup II on their home course in Austria.
The single sculls will feature a pair of Golden Bear graduates in Marko Marjanovic '08 and Wegrzycki-Szymczyk '18. Wegrzycki-Szymczyk and Marjanovic both competed in this event at the 2017 World Championships, finishing 1-2, respectively, in the B Final.
Mackovic '18 will be racing for Serbia in the men's four, having graduated this spring as an All-Pac-12 and IRA All-Academic recognition.
Van Sprang '16 rounds out the Cal contingent and will be racing for the Netherlands in the double sculls and looking to build upon their sixth-place finish at World Cup III.
The full schedule of racing, as well as line-ups and watch information can be found at WorldRowing.com
. Racing begins on Thursday with heats, while the finals are slated for Sunday.
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), Instagram (@CalMRowing
), and Facebook (Facebook.com/CalMRowing