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SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    November 1, 2004     
    Contact: Mark Niemann, Rowing Coach, (707) 664-2972

SSU Rowing Team Meets with Stanford's Olympic Crew

The Stanford Men's Rowing Team, long hailed as one of the state's most prestigious crews and home to two Olympian rowers, will be meeting with the Sonoma State University Rowing Club at 7:30 a.m. on the Petaluma River on Sunday, November 7.

The two teams will convene for an inter-team practice, followed by a scrimmage. By meeting with the Stanford Men's Rowing Team, the SSU crew hopes to learn more about the sport as well as gain knowledge and experience from Stanford's Olympian rowers, Jamie Schroeder and Adam Kreek.

The Sonoma State Rowing Club is comprised of both men and women and is now in its second year. They practice on the Petaluma River and take part in competitions and regattas all over California. Though the team has met with success in their first full year of competition, they are still looking to spread the word about the young sports club are actively recruiting team members.

According to Head Coach Mark Niemann, there is a great deal of tradition based in rowing competition starting from the very first intercollegiate competition of any sport between Oxford and Cambridge. Harvard and Yale followed not too long after. "The ability to bring this to Sonoma State really enhances the University experience, he says.

For further information on the SSU Rowing Club and photos of their matches and practices, visit http://www.sonoma.edu/clubs/crew/. Coach Mark Niemann can be reached at (707) 664-2972.

CAPTION: SSU Rowing Club works out in early morning practice on the Petaluma River.

 

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