Aug. 1, 2004
Banyoles, Spain - Former Yale lightweight crew coxswain Stephen Cheng '01 coxed Canada to a second-place finish in the coxed four competition at the World Rowing Championships in Spain Sunday. Canada finished in 6:11.55 -- .02 seconds behind champion Italy. The U.S., with Andrew Brennan '04, finished third (6:11.97). In the lightweight eight, the U.S. and Eric Feins '03 finished fifth (5:51.77).
Cheng, a native of Toronto, was coxswain for Yale's varsity lightweights in 2000 and 2001, winning HYP, IRA and Henley titles in 2000 and then winning the HYP and Sprints in 2001. He went on to cox for Goldie at Cambridge in 2003.
Brennan won the gold medal in the Men's Elite Pair at the U.S. Rowing National Championships in July 2003 and captured the gold at the Pan American Games in the Men's Eight last August in the Dominican Republic.
Feins was a three-year varsity member and a Sprints and National champion while at Yale. A Pittsford, N.Y. native, he won a silver medal last year and bronze medals in the two preceding years in the lightweight eight at Worlds.