RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - University of California San Diego men’s rowing Varsity 8+ senior teammates Sean Callaghan and Gabriel Lane were named All-Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) First Team, the association recently announced.
Selection to the All-WIRA First Team is based on finishing in the top three positions of the Men’s Varsity 8, while selection to the All-WIRA Second Team is based on placing in the top three spots in either the Men’s Second Varsity 8, Men’s Lightweight 8, Men’s Varsity 4 or Men’s Varsity Lightweight 4.
Callaghan and Lane helped lead the Tritons' Varsity 8+ crew to a third-place finish in the Men’s Varsity 8+ Final A at the WIRA Championships on April 28-29. UC San Diego’s time of 6-minutes, 1.92-seconds was just over two seconds off Santa Clara’s first-place time of 5:59.63, and right behind second-place UC Santa Barbara (6:01.68).
Ouyang’s Varsity 2 8+ (JV) crew took first in the Men’s 2V 8+ Final, crossing the finish in 6:13.48, while Brennan’s Varsity 3 8+ crew placed third in the same Men’s 2V 8+ Final with a time of 6:17.50.
UC San Diego resumes action this weekend on May 12 in the Western Sprints Championships in Rancho Cordova.
2018 All WIRA Team
Coach of the Year
Jay Farwell, Santa Clara
Grant Steffen, Santa Clara University
Christopher Szigeti, Santa Clara University
Sean Callaghan, University of California San Diego
Gabriel Lane, University of California San Diego
Karol Dyro, University of California Santa Barbara
Ryan Stewart, University of California Santa Barbara
Matt Bruton, Santa Clara University
Nick Szigeti, Santa Clara University
Chase Werry, Sonoma State University
Connor Basile, University of California Irvine
Kevin Tarhan, University of California Irvine
Andrew Nakamura, University of California Los Angeles
Bryan Brennan, University of California San Diego
Lily Ouyang, University of California San Diego
Frank Nguyen, University of California Santa Barbara
Chris Prielipp, University of California Santa Barbara
Nathaniel Endebrock, Washington State University