For the third straight year, neither the Cardinal men nor women could surpass Washington rowing at the Pac-12 championships. Both Stanford teams left with top-three finishes, though, after a rainy day of racing at California’s Lake Natoma.
This Sunday, Stanford’s No. 3 women’s crew and men’s crew teams will converge at Lake Natoma in Gold River, California for a fighting chance at the PAC-12 Championship title.
Over this weekend, the Stanford sailing team will tack against the wind at the PCCSC Coed Conference Championship. Meanwhile, the Stanford men’s rowing team will find itself at Redwood Shores on Saturday to compete against arch-nemesis Berkeley.
Thursday afternoon, Stanford Athletics announced the retirement of Farwell Family Director of Men’s Rowing Craig Amerkhanian. The announcement comes as the third departure of a member of Stanford Athletics this week alone; Kissick Family Director of Sports Performance Shannon Turley was fired on Monday, and Goldman Family Director of Men’s Swimming Ted Knapp also announced…
Cardinal boats ranged from ocean to ocean over the weekend, as sailing and rowing won a combined three of four competitions.
After a first-place showing at the St. Francis Invitational, sailing is gearing up for the Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing Conference (PCCSC) Team Race Championship in San Diego. Women’s rowing will join sailing in SoCal for the San Diego Crew Classic, while the men’s team will stay close to home, hosting the Pac-12 Challenge at Redwood Shores.
Senior Jovanni Stefani, an engineering major who recently completed his junior year at Stanford, led the United States men’s eight at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships July 20-23 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
In the IRA National Championship Regatta at Lake Natoma, California, over the weekend, the Stanford women’s lightweight rowing team swept all three grand finals—varsity eight, four and doubles—to claim its third consecutive team title, this time under the helm of first-year head coach Kate Bertko.