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Press Release: Berkeley High Crew Qualifies for National Championship Competition

Friday May 16, 2014 - 04:49:00 PM

Women’s Pair Team Earns Medal at Regional Championships

Berkeley High Crew women’s pair boat won the bronze medal at the USRowing Southwest Junior Championship Regatta. All medal winning squads earn a berth to compete at the USRowing Youth Nationals. The National Championship is scheduled to take place June 13-15 at Lake Natoma, California. 

“Our boat had a great race over a very tough field,” said Berkeley High Crew Head Coach Chris Dadd. “Teams from this Region have won National Championships over the past several seasons. We had a strategy that paid off and we rowed our best races of the weekend when needed, in the final. We are excited to go back to Lake Natoma to see how we fare against boats from across the country.” 

The Berkeley High rowers compete against much larger club teams and private schools that recruit athletes from a broad range of students.. 

Since 2000, Berkeley High Crew has qualified for the Nationals 8 times. In 2011, the Men’s Lightweight Four also reached National Competition and won a Bronze Medal.  

Team and race photos are available at: 

Complete Southwest Regional results are available at: 

About Berkeley High Crew

Berkeley High Crew is a non-profit organization established to promote the sport of competitive rowing and is open to all young men and women at Berkeley High School. Founded in 1967, Berkeley High Crew is committed to the personal, athletic, ethical and academic excellence of each rower as an individual and as a member of a competitive rowing team. More information on Berkeley High Crew can be found at