Former Badger earns global rowing title

Hoopman part of world champion U.S. squad

Beau Hoopman, a member of Wisconsin's crew team from 1999-2003, made a mark on the world last week as he won a gold medal at the 2004 BearingPoint Rowing World Cup.

Hoopman competed in the U.S. men's four boat along with Bryan Volpenhein, Dan Beery and Jason Read in Lucerne, Switzerland, in what was the quartet's first competition as a group. The men's four boat won in a time of 6:02.21, defeating defending champion Canada by almost two seconds. Great Britain placed third in 6:05.01.

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