History

History

History: Overview

Rowing, or crew, is the oldest intercollegiate sport in America. It began with the 1852 Harvard-Yale race. Crew at San Diego State is the oldest sport on campus, having begun in 1899 at what was then called the San Diego Normal School. Teams were fielded off and on for decades until the 1960s when H. Del Beekley (after whom our Rowing Center was named) became the Coach and started up a large, permanent team. State has fielded a team ever since with – tremendous success in each decade.

Along the way, the SDSU Men have won many dozens of dual races, numerous “cup” races, and team points trophies (indicating the depth and power of the entire program) at races up and down the West Coast. And too, Aztec crews have earned medals at regattas in the East, including the largest collegiate regatta (the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia), the men’s national championship (at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association, or “I.R.A.”), and – even – at the world famous Royal Henley Regatta on the Thames river in England.

Tom Bowman (L) and Allan Miller training in the U.S.A. Lightweight 8 of 1981 Tom Bowman (L) and Allan Miller training in the U.S.A. Lightweight 8 of 1981

While many of these successes have been at the heavyweight or “open” weight level, San Diego State Rowing boasts a long and proud tradition of boating powerful crews at the lightweight level. Among other lightweight achievements, the Aztecs have defeated Yale (in a year when they were ranked fifth in the U.S.), won the Varsity 8 West Coast Championship several times, and won the Freshmen Lightweight 8 National Championship in Philadelphia.

Kurt Bausback (#3) launching to race for Penn A.C. during his first summer chasing the Olympic dream ...  Kurt Bausback (#3) launching to race for Penn A.C. during his first summer chasing the Olympic dream ...

An additional bit of the proud history for San Diego State University Rowing has to do with how many athletes we have placed on U.S. National Teams. Over time, one coach, one coxswain, five heavyweights, and six lightweight Aztecs have earned their “U.S.A.” sweats and represented America in international competition. We know of no other club program with a record that even approaches this!

The following is an era-by-era breakdown of Aztec Men’s Crew rowing history. It is not meant to be a complete work but, rather, to be an ongoing construction – a work-in-progress. We hope that any and all of you who have photos, newspaper articles, regatta programs, or whatever will scan what you have and send it in to us (see “Contact” page).

1977 U.S. National Champs 2+ (1)

Above: Tim Watenpaugh (L), rowing for Penn A.C. = 1977 National Champion

 

The Roots Of Aztec Crew

It can be said that rowing in San Diego dates back as far as the discovery of San Diego Bay – given the importance to commerce of navigating the Bay – or, perhaps, it might be suggested that the native population must have rowed or kayaked or canoed on the Bay for hundreds of years before that. Rowing as a sport began here in earnest around the middle of the 19th Century. The San Diego Rowing Club was created by local enthusiasts in 1888. After a decade of rowing out of smaller structures, the rowing Club’s original boathouse was constructed in 1899. The year before, some young women from what was then called the “San Diego Normal School” (a teacher’s college that was the precursor to SDSU) began rowing out of the Rowing Club. When the San Diego Normal School merged with San Diego Junior College in 1921 to form San Diego State Teachers College, young men began representing the College almost immediately by rowing out of the Rowing Club.

San Diego Rowing Club on January 1st in 1908: Note that everyone is in swimming garb for the then annual 'New Year's Day Plunge' San Diego Rowing Club on January 1st in 1908: Note that everyone is in swimming garb for the then annual 'New Year's Day Plunge'

 

For three decades thereafter, in parallel to a wonderful, storied history at the Rowing Club – many times West Coast Champions – men from the College got together and raced as “State.” San Diego State boated crews that sporadically raced up and down the West Coast, sometimes with some significant success. In the post World War II era, as was true on many land grant college campuses, thousands of young men came to State on the G.I. Bill. The campus was filled with experienced, sometimes older, tough men who had come back from the war. During that time, State’s crews were impressive, though never funded substantially enough to maintain on-going excellence.

The 1947 Varsity 8, coached by our legendary mentor, H. Del Beekley. That year's crew included John Seagren, Harry Barnett, Ralph M. Davis, Jr., Roger Heatherly, Stan Burdette, Curtis Heilbron, Everett Schmidt, Roger R. Lindhom, Jerry Hardy, Paul Lamareaux, Bob Daley, Hal Frommer, and Manager Kenneth R. Cilch.  The 1947 Varsity 8, coached by our legendary mentor, H. Del Beekley. That year's crew included John Seagren, Harry Barnett, Ralph M. Davis, Jr., Roger Heatherly, Stan Burdette, Curtis Heilbron, Everett Schmidt, Roger R. Lindhom, Jerry Hardy, Paul Lamareaux, Bob Daley, Hal Frommer, and Manager Kenneth R. Cilch.

As we have noted elsewhere, the 1947-1949 crews were big and tough. They raced above expectations on numerous occasions. In 1948, a particularly eventful race occurred on Ballona Creek in Los Angeles. Del’s crew – made up of novices and a few men who had rowed for a year – soundly defeated J.V.s from both U.C.L.A. and Stanford in a “shocker.” Unfortunately, the support that came along at that time was merely “start-up” money, and when ongoing efforts at fundraising were not successful, Aztec Crew went back “into hiding” for another decade.

Then, in 1960, the Athletic Department of the State College (San Diego State College did not become San Diego State University until 1970) was given a major donation from Rowing Club enthusiasts, and the current program was born. Chosen to be the first Coach was H. Del Beekley, then 61 years old, a Coxswain from the San Diego Rowing Club who was somewhat of a “living legend.” Del was a coxswain for championship crews as early as the first decade of the 20th Century … and continued to Cox until his ’80s!

 

1960 – 1964 H. Del Beekley Starts A Funded Team At State

Del Beekley built the first training barge for the crew right in his own backyard with the help of some of the young men who were already rowing at the Rowing Club. He was then able to purchase three brand new Pocock racing 8s and accompanying oars. The names of the first three Aztec racing shells were ‘The Aztec,’ ‘The Mayan,’ and ‘The Miss Pepsi’ (named in an obvious tribute to local donors). These shells were taken care of by Del – who later, after his stint as the Head Coach, became the team’s Boatman for many years … on into the 21st Century. Del did such a good job of maintaining the shells that ‘The Aztec’ was still racing winning races in the 1970s and both ‘The Aztec’ and ‘The Miss Pepsi’ were still in use in the early 1980s as training boats for young rowers.

Along with their beloved Coach Beekley, the ground-breaking Varsity Crew of 1961. Left to Right, Earl E. Alexander, Jr. at Stroke, Charles M. Phegley at 7, Robert S. Snell at 6, James R. White at 5, Tom H. Hall at 4, David J. Hileman at 3, Dennis Coates at 2, and Carl L. Engstrom in the Bow. Kneeling is the Coxswain, John K. Ware Along with their beloved Coach Beekley, the ground-breaking Varsity Crew of 1961. Left to Right, Earl E. Alexander, Jr. at Stroke, Charles M. Phegley at 7, Robert S. Snell at 6, James R. White at 5, Tom H. Hall at 4, David J. Hileman at 3, Dennis Coates at 2, and Carl L. Engstrom in the Bow. Kneeling is the Coxswain, John K. Ware

As noted above, the initial crews rowed in San Diego Bay, and not at Mission Bay. In fact, not only was the Mission Bay Aquatic Center something far off in the future, but Mission Bay itself – a man-made salt-water playland today – was a swamp. The idea for creating today’s water world was only in its infancy.

The 1963 Varsity 8, pushing off for a race in San Diego Bay The 1963 Varsity 8, pushing off for a race in San Diego Bay

Throughout these years, while the Aztecs were always bested by the crème-du-la-crème of West Coast Rowing (Cal, Washington, and Stanford), San Diego State Aztecs won shirts from every, single other crew at one time or another; Long Beach State, St. Mary’s, Santa Clara, etc.

 

 

CLICK HERE – To visit our H. Del Beekley Tribute Page

 

 

1965 – 70 Aztec Crew Matures

This was an era long before there were scholarships for rowing. Even at the most prominent programs, in those days virtually all oarsmen west of the Mississippi were walk-ons; young men who had never rowed in high school. [Of course, this was not true everywhere, because prep school rowing was already in full swing in the East.] Tall young men were picked out of the Freshman Orientation lines and asked to “give crew a try.” And that was it for “recruiting.” Today, at the most prominent (affluent) programs, rowers from many countries represent universities in intercollegiate competition … who are often members of international teams … even Olympic teams! [In 2012, Washington’s Varsity 8 won the National Championship with a crew that included zero Americans!]

The 1970 J.V. 8. While we are attempting to obtain the names of all of these Aztec oarsmen (apologies to those who we have not yet identified), two members of this crew were more than just a part of the expansion and maturation of SDSU crew in the '60s-'70s. They became important supporters of the crews of the late '70s and '80s. Third from the left is Buzz Brandlin and second from the right is Doug Walters - both donors and, also, members of our support groups of that later era. The 1970 J.V. 8. While we are attempting to obtain the names of all of these Aztec oarsmen (apologies to those who we have not yet identified), two members of this crew were more than just a part of the expansion and maturation of SDSU crew in the '60s-'70s. They became important supporters of the crews of the late '70s and '80s. Third from the left is Buzz Brandlin and second from the right is Doug Walters - both donors and, also, members of our support groups of that later era.

So the Aztecs of this early time were not internationally experienced men, nor did they even possess a minute’s worth of rowing time before college. They rowed in wooden boats with wooden oars. [Some of them swear that, “the boats were made of wood, the oars were made of wood, and the men were made of wood!”] Both shells and oars were universally made by George Pocock of Seattle and, thus, today’s extremely expensive “equipment competition” had yet to rear its head in American rowing. In such an era, the difference between the top level of crew (involving Cal, Washington, Stanford, U.C.L.A., etc.) and the middle level was slight. While the Aztecs only occasionally defeated top flight crews, they regularly were involved in races that were decided by seats rather than boat lengths. During this solidification period, the Aztecs of San Diego State College became the Aztecs of San Diego State University … and often acquitted themselves well, up and down the West Coast.

 

The ’70s: An Era Of Change

Early in the decade of the ’70s, an experienced, champion sculler from the San Diego Rowing Club – Alfred Czerner – was the Head Coach for some years. And the Aztecs continued to be “pesky” from the perspective of the great rowing powers. By the mid-’70s, Alfred Czerner had moved on from his Coaching role at SDSU (To this day = 2013 = Alfred can still be seen rowing his single in the mornings on Mission Bay … and he is still coaching as he rows.). In ’76, Pete Mallory from Penn – with previous experience rowing on and coaching the United States Lightweight Rowing Team – took over the helm as the Head Coach for the Aztecs. For several falls in the mid ’70s, the crew raced as members of the Mission Bay Rowing Association (MBRA), and were placed in boats with rowers from UCSD and USD, as well as with SDSU grads such as Glenn Schweighardt and Dave Peter. These men raced together at the Head of the Harbor in Los Angeles and did quite well.

photo

Above: The Aztec 4+ of ’77 … launching for the Western Sprints

The group of Aztecs who raced during these years of the early-to-mid ’70s included an amazing group of athletes.  Competing for SDSU during that timeframe were Jeff DeBoer, Tim Watenpaugh, John Fahrner, Bryan Traynor, John McNab, Joe Flohr, Brad Geis, and Kelly Rickon (Coxswain) – to name just a few. From this group, three U.S.A. Team rowers emerged = Tim Watenpaugh rowed on the U.S. Pan American Games team in the 4-, Kelly Rickon was a Coxswain for the U.S. Women, and Steve Estes earned a seat in the U.S. National Lightweight 8.

photo (2)

Above: The ’77 Western Sprints Champion SDSU 4+ … ahead of the field by about three lengths after 1200 meters.

In the spring of ’77, Tim Watenpaugh and Jeff DeBoer (with Kelly as their Coxswain) took the Silver Medal at the I.R.A. in Syracuse in the 2+ event. After rowing again as members of MBRA that fall, a 4+ consisting of Bryan Traynor, Joe Flohr, John Farhner, Tim Watenpaugh, and Coxswain Kelly Rickon, went to the Western Sprints and won it all = the Gold Medal! At the end of that era, in the spring of ’78, Watenpaugh teamed with John Farhner and once again raced in the 2+ on Lake Onondaga in Syracuse (the I.R.A.).

1980 U.S. National Champs 4+

Above: Tim Watenpaugh (far left) rowing for the National Champion Penn A.C. crew of 1980

 

1978 – 1982 “No Excuses”

In the Fall of 1978, the Aztec undergraduates who were involved in rowing on Mission Bay were rowing in fall regattas as members of the Mission Bay Rowing Association (M.B.R.A.). They had no coach. But between the excellent group of athletes at the boathouse who had rowed earlier on in the late ’70s and an extraordinary group of Novices – who were rowing for M.B.R.A. – a new Coach (Doc Perez – who had rowed at Cal) saw that there was a great potential for boat speed. He “took the Aztecs away from M.B.R.A.” almost immediately, and began operating year round as a college – and only a college – team. An already existing pride in their school reenergized the Aztecs and they charged into the future with the battle cry, “No Excuses!”

Parents and Alumni Day, 1980 ... three future U.S.A. team members are in this photo. Parents and Alumni Day, 1980 ... three future U.S.A. team members are in this photo.

But there was something else … something more than a pre-existing pride and a specific group of athletes already rowing. Those involved in the program at that time began to realize the depth of the pool of athletic talent that walked across the campus at State. Then – as now – SDSU possessed perhaps the most athletic group of students of any university or college in America (and, thus, the entire world). Raised in the California, outdoors, sports-and-fitness-oriented culture, the student body of San Diego State presents to the largely walk-on sport of crew more fit, powerful, strong, and talented athletes than the student body anywhere else. All that had to happen was for recruitment to expand and for the team to double and then to triple in size. And so it did – almost immediately.

The first-ever team points victory at the Head of the Harbor - 1980: In the center, Bill Lawson holds up a broom ... symbolic of winning the Open 8, Lightweight 8, and Novice 8 The first-ever team points victory at the Head of the Harbor - 1980: In the center, Bill Lawson holds up a broom ... symbolic of winning the Open 8, Lightweight 8, and Novice 8

In the 1979 spring season, an incredible turn-around occurred involving the Varsity Heavyweight 8. It was a mixed group in terms of experience and temperament … but they were all fiercely competitive people. They created a hard work-oriented culture that would pay dividends in boat speed immediately. Coxed by a feisty, 100-pounds-soaking-wet Freshman Teresa Hagman, this amazing crew was stroked by Senior and soon-to-be Freshman Coach Russ Young. This ‘turn-around’ crew (the season before had included zero victories) also included Bryan Traynor ( a polished veteran with four years of experience rowing with the likes of Watenpaugh, DeBoer, Fahrner, Peters, and Rickon) at 7, John Barr (a powerful, mountain-of-a-man Novice) at 6, Allan Miller (an experienced transfer from U.C.L.A.) at 5, Steve Bickler (a Novice – now Dr. Steve Bickler – after whom our Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award is named) at 4, Brad Geis (an internationally known body surfer) at 3, Joe Flohr (eventually the Head Coach at the University of San Diego) at 2, and John McNab (today a community activist in San Diego)/Dan Williams (who pulled double duty that year as a lightweight in the engine room of the first Aztec Lightweights of the era) in the Bow. This crew began to turn things around for State in their first spring race, when they dominated USC in L.A. Harbor. When the season was over, they had come in second in the Cal Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic, defeated Stanford, defeated Santa Clara, defeated St. Mary’s, defeated Long Beach State, come in second at the Western Sprints in Los Gatos, and collected numerous shirts and medals. That year too, the seeds were sown for an Aztec Lightweight program that would soon dominate the Western United States.

The 1981 Varsity With Their 'Hardware' = Head of the Harbor Champions, Reid Cup Winners, Cal Cup Winners, Opening Day Champions, second at the Western Sprints, and 'The Winningest Crew in Aztec History!' The 1981 Varsity With Their 'Hardware' = Head of the Harbor Champions, Reid Cup Winners, Cal Cup Winners, Opening Day Champions, second at the Western Sprints, and 'The Winningest Crew in Aztec History!'

In the fall of 1979, the Aztecs raced as SDSU instead of MBRA for the first time. They were so successful so quickly that only one year later the Aztecs were able to win the Team Points Trophy at the Head of the Harbor. The Varsity boat continued to grow faster over the course of the season. The Novices (now coached by graduate Russ Young) included many future Aztec greats including Kurt Bausback, Ed Ecker, Tom Riggs, and Craig Killman. And the Lightweights began to “do some damage” in the West … defeating Cal for the first time. Imagine that = California racing shirts being worn for the first time at practice by SDSU Aztecs!

In 1981, an extraordinary group came together in the Varsity Heavyweight 8. Still Coxed by Teresa Hagman, it was stroked by Bill Lawson, with Carl Wallace at 7, John Barr at 6, Tom Riggs at 5, Ed Ecker at 4, Kurt Bausback at 3, Mark Leeds at 2, and Charlie Bradley in Bow. There have been faster crews in Aztec history – measured on the stop watch – but this crew was the “winningest” crew ever.  They won the Head of the Harbor Open 8 in the fall, the Reed Cup at the City Championships, the “B Flight” Varsity 8 at Opening Day in Seattle, and the Cal Cup in front of thousands of fans on West Mission Bay. They also placed 2nd at the Western Sprints. The picture inserted here shows the crew with one copy of each of the numerous shirts that they garnered and all of the Cups that they won. Mark Leeds doubled up at several points in the season, as had Dan Williams before him, rowing in the engine room at #6 in the Lightweight Varsity .. which again defeated Cal … AT Cal = on the Oakland Estuary, as a part of the historic Cal-Washington dual meet (Washington not having brought lightweights down from Seattle).

1981 National Freshman Lightweight 8 Champions ... Back Row = Coach Allan Miller, Rob Hatch, Todd Castor, Craig Robbins, Damien Lopez. Front Row = Gene Knipe, Kathy Ryan, Eric Barge, Bruce Russell. In the shadow behind Kathy and in front of Todd is Gregg Buckley 1981 National Freshman Lightweight 8 Champions ... Back Row = Coach Allan Miller, Rob Hatch, Todd Castor, Craig Robbins, Damien Lopez. Front Row = Gene Knipe, Kathy Ryan, Eric Barge, Bruce Russell. In the shadow behind Kathy and in front of Todd is Gregg Buckley

The icing on the cake of the 1981 season occurred when the entire Lightweight program … Varsity 8, J.V. 8, and Frosh 8 … went to Philadelphia to race in the Dad Vail Regatta = the small college National Championships. While the two Varsity boats did remarkably well, the Aztec Freshmen’s “took the cake!” They won the National Championship for Lightweight Freshman 8s … and by open water!

1982 Lightweight Varsity at the Western Sprints. The third crew in a row to defeat Cal in a dual meet, here they are in Sacramento with the West Coast Lightweight 8 Trophy and all of their shirts. L to R = Dave Sheeron, Michelle Pius, Craig Poulen, Leon Pawinski, Toby Shipley, Mark Bassett, Scott Dillard, Kevin Killen, and Coach Perez. Seated = Dan Barger 1982 Lightweight Varsity at the Western Sprints. The third crew in a row to defeat Cal in a dual meet, here they are in Sacramento with the West Coast Lightweight 8 Trophy and all of their shirts. L to R = Dave Sheeron, Michelle Pius, Craig Poulen, Leon Pawinski, Toby Shipley, Mark Bassett, Scott Dillard, Kevin Killen, and Coach Perez. Seated = Dan Barger

 

1983 – 1986 The Aztec ‘Powerhouse’

The 1984 Varsity (shown here) was the “fastest San Diego State Crew of all time” in its day. They defeated every, single W.I.R.A. crew by 9 seconds or more. They won the Head of the Harbor’s Open 8 in the fall, the Reed Cup at the City Championships, the Parker Cup against Irvine (for the first time ever) and Loyola-Marymount, and every dual meet that year. They came in a close third in the Petite Final of the Copley Cup at the Crew Classic, a scant 6 seats behind U.C.L.A. By the end of the year in 1984, the racing in Sacramento at the Western Sprints (involving 30+ crews – as it still does today) was distilling down into two questions; First, would Cal or Washington win the Gold Medal? Second, could San Diego State win the Bronze medal – a first for a W.I.R.A. crew – by defeating U.C.L.A.? [Everyone in the West knew that the Aztecs would defeat everybody else – that was not in question.] In winning their heat on Saturday morning, the Aztecs defeated everyone by three boatlengths and more … but they were the unfortunate victims of an “inappropriate” call by the officials.

The race course that year did not have buoys in a line the way it does today. Instead, those who were then developing the race course placed large “Hippity Hops” anchored in place each 250 meters. When an over-pull moved the Aztecs out of their lane (they were three lengths ahead of the crew in the lane that they “violated”), they were disqualified from the final, even though they clearly were the class of the field – defeating every crew by a substantial margin (our 8 was open water ahead of everyone after only the first 250 meters!).  And so, this most successful of years ended without the chance for the long awaited race against U.C.L..A. In the crew were J.J. Jinguigi, Craig Killman, Leif Olsen, Brian Webster, Scott Diener, Gregg Buckley, Claude Hooten, Scott Petry, and Ken Kerry.

What is perhaps even more impressive about that season was that the Lightweight Varsity would defeat the Heavyweights regularly in practice! The Lightweight 8 of 1984 lost to Washington in the Finals of the Western Sprints in Sacramento, in a seat-for-seat, down to the last stroke race in front of a roaring crowd. It would be just one year later that the Lightweights defeated everybody at Sacramento, went back East to defeat Yale, ended up the season ranked 5th in the country, and went on to race at the Henley Royal Regatta! [Note: We will post up a pictures of those Lightweight 8s – hopefully ones taken at the finish line in Sacramento – when somebody sends them in!]

The 1984 Aztec Heavyweight Varsity = 'The Fastest Crew in History' The 1984 Aztec Heavyweight Varsity = 'The Fastest Crew in History'

By that time, the team had expanded out in every direction … and was turning in championship level performances all across the board. The Lightweights continued their run of West Coast supremacy, and defeated Washington, Cal, and everybody else on the West Coast at Sacramento in 1985. That crew went on to race back East – defeating Yale for the first time ever – and finished the season off with a trip to England to race in the Royal Henley Regatta. And that very same year, the team won the over-all points championship (for the fourth year in a row) in Sacramento at the State College and University Championships (a regatta that has since been discontinued). The Aztec Novice absolutely dominated that regatta in ’85. Our first Novice 8 won the Gold Medal there, and the second Novice 8 won the Silver! An amazing day for SDSU Men’s Crew.

1985 Cal State Championships

Above: The State College and University Championship Gold Medal Novice 8 of 1985.

Note: Even though we have spent some significant time relating the history of the era, we still need pics, stories, and line-ups from back then! Please send us anything and everything that you might have that might help us out with expanding here some more!

 

If you have history to share with the site (names, racing history, events, pictures), please send an email to info <at> aztec.rowing.com

 

AZTECS ON NATIONAL TEAMS

The following San Diego State University Aztecs have earned positions on United States Rowing teams;

Name Year Regatta Crew Comments
Steve Estes ’77 World Champs Light Spare Amsterdam, The Netherlands
’82 World Champs Light 8 Lucerne, Switzerland (7th)
Brian Lewis ’79 World Champs Light 8 Bled, Yugoslavia (2nd)
Tim Watenpaugh ’79 Pan Am Games 4- San Juan, Puerto Rico (2nd)
Allan Miller ’81 World Champs Light 8 Munich, Germany (5th)
Tom Bowman ’81 World Champs Light 8 Munich, Germany (5th)
Doug Perez ’81 World Champs Lt. 4- Coach Munich, Germany (9th)
Marisa Giangrasso-Barge ’82 Canadian Henley W. Light 8 World Record Time
Kurt Bausback ’83 Pan Am Games 4+ Caracass (GOLD)
’84 European Tour Various Multiple Regattas
’85 World Champs 8 Hazewinkle, Belgium (3rd)
’86 World Champs 4+ Nottingham, U.K. (3rd)
’86 Good Will Games 4+ Moscow (2nd)
’87 Pan Am Games 8 Indianapolis (GOLD)
’88 Olympic Games 2- Seoul, Korea (9th)
Scott Erwin Pan Am Games
Aaron Pollock ’91 World Champs 2+ Vienna
’92 Olympic Games 2+ Barcelona (8th)
Tom Hartley ’90 World Champs Lt. 4- Tasmania (7th)
’91 World Champs Lt. 8 Vienna (3rd)
’92 World Champs Lt. 8 Montreal (7th)
Scott Petry ’87 World Champs Lt. 8 Copenhagen (3rd)
Garrett Klugh ’99 World Champs 4+ St. Catherines (GOLD)
’00 World Champs 4+ Zagreb, Yugoslavia (2nd)
’01 World Champs 4- Lucerne, Switzerland (4th)
’02 World Champs 8 Seville, Spain (3rd)
’03 World Champs 4- Milan, Italy (7th)
’04 Olympic Games 4- Athens (20th)

Share this article with friends