No. 2 Stanford women’s defeated No. 3 California this weekend in the annual Big Row. The Cardinal won four of six races; the Third Varsity Eight team won with a time of 6:42.70, the Second Varsity Eight team with a time of 6:30.90, the Second Varsity Four team won with a time of 7:32.50 and the First Varsity Four team won with a time of 7:06.60.
After a two-week respite, No. 3 Stanford’s Women’s rowing team will return to action against rival No. 2 California on Saturday as the Cardinal host the Golden Bears for the annual Big Row at Redwood Shores.
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…
After putting on a dominant performance in 2014 at the annual Big Row, in which all three top women’s rowing boats sealed the deal over Cal, the Cardinal headed into that season’s Pac-12 Championships on a high. This year, however, the team enters the Pac-12s on the tail of narrow losses to the No. 2 Golden…
Everything thus far has been in preparation for one weekend. And that weekend is finally here. The Stanford women’s lightweight crew left early Sunday morning for West Windsor, New Jersey, for the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Championship Regatta, considered to be the collegiate national championship for rowing.
As I was writing the weekend’s rowing recap last night and spending way too much time on GoStanford and texting rowing friends asking them to explain different details of the sport to me, I started to feel a little bit guilty.
In the 81st annual Big Row against No. 2 California at Redwood Shores, three of No. 4 Stanford’s four women’s rowing boats toppled the higher ranked Bears to take home the Lambert Cup for the first time since 2009. The women’s lightweight team swept Cal’s 3V8 and 4V8 boats, while the Stanford men’s team was swept in all three events.