Cavaliers claim ninth NCAA boat championship in program history
Second Varsity Eight and Varsity Four both finish third
Cavaliers compete in semifinals beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday
Cavaliers' next regatta is ACC Championships May 16-17 in Clemson, S.C.
By Jeff White (email@example.com)
NCAA Rowing Day 1 (by Matt Riley)
Joshua Gautreau finished his fourth season with the Cavaliers in 2015 and third as assistant coach after being promoted from graduate assistant. Gautreau oversees the novice and development squads as well as work directly with varsity crews, and is the primary recruiter for international athletes as well as the Mid-Atlantic, Southern, and Pacific Northwest regions.
Last year, Gautreau mentored the Varsity Four to the NCAA Championship in one of the closest races ever contested at the national regatta.
In 2014, Gautreau acted as boat coach for the Second Varsity Eight in the lead up to the NCAA Championships, helping the Cavaliers to a third-place finish. During the regular season, Gautreau mentored the Third Varsity Eight to an ACC Championship to cap off an undefeated season. In 2013, Gautreau guided the Novice Eight to the ACC Championship and had novices challenging for NCAA positions by the end of the spring season.
In his first season at Virginia as graduate assistant coach, Gautreau helped lead the Novice Eight to an undefeated spring season, spanning 10 races. The Novice Eight captured its race at the ACC Championships to secure crucial points towards the Cavaliers' team title.
After rowing for Syracuse from 2002-06, Gautreau won the lightweight fours at the Head of the Charles, the Canadian Henley and is a two-time US Rowing National Champion. He competed for the US National Team at the 2011 Pan American Games, where he finished seventh with the lightweight fours.
Gautreau graduated from Syracuse with a bachelor's degree in physics in December 2005 and is currently pursuing a master's degree from UVa in exercise physiology.
Gautreau resides in Charlottesville with his wife, Catherine, and their son, Boden, who was born in January 2015.
Cavalier Football: Virginia Tech PostscriptFootball11/29/15Virginia's sixth season under head coach Mike London ended Saturday with a 23-20 loss to Virginia Tech at Scott Stadium.End Comes Too Soon for 'HoosWomen's Soccer11/28/15In women's soccer, Virginia finished with a 19-1-13 after falling in the NCAA quarterfinals to Rutgers in a penalty-kick shootout Friday at Klöckner Stadium.Stage Set for Season FinaleFootball11/27/15At noon Saturday, in the rivals' annual clash for the Commonwealth Cup, Virginia (4-7, 3-4) meets Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4) at Scott Stadium.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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