Hurkmans Wins Silver At European Championships

Hurkmans Wins Silver At European Championships

GLASGOW, Great Britain – Rising senior Maarten Hurkmans picked up his third international medal of the summer, winning silver in the Netherlands' eight at the 2018 European Rowing Championships in Glasgow, Great Britain. Hurkmans, who won bronze in the eight at both the World Rowing Cup II and World Rowing Cup III earlier this summer, helped the Netherlands win its heat on Thursday and followed it up with a second-place result in Sunday's A Final, finishing runner-up to Germany.

The final day of competition at the European Championships also saw a thrilling finish in the men's single sculls, with Natan Wegrzycki-Szymczyk '18 and Marko Marjanovic '08 just narrowly missing the podium. Marjanovic, racing for Serbia, established himself as the race leader after 500 meters before Wegrzycki-Szymczyk claimed the lead at the 1,000-meter mark. The final 1,000 meters saw great racing from the field, with Wegrzycki-Szymczyk and Marjanovic finishing fourth and fifth, respectively, separated by 0.01 seconds.

Several other current and former student-athletes from the Cal men's rowing team competed in the European Championships.

Niki Van Sprang '16 finished second in the B Final of the men's double sculls, competing for the Netherlands, while another recent graduate, Martin Mackovic '18, charted a fifth-place finish for Serbia in the B Final of the men's four.

Also competing in the B final of the men's four was rising junior Christoph Seifriedsberger, who helped the Austrian boat to a second-place finish. Countryman and fellow Golden Bear Rising senior Ferdinand Querfeld finished second in the C Final with the Austrian pair.

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