Stanford women’s rowing will travel to Berkeley this Saturday to take on rival Cal in the annual Big Row. The Cardinal enter the regatta following a three-week break after racing in the Head Of The Charles Regatta, in which the Varsity Eight finished third overall and first in collegiate boats.
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.
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.
This Saturday, all three Stanford rowing teams, each ranked in the top 15 in the nation, will face Cal in the annual Big Row at Redwood Shores.
No. 7 Stanford men’s rowing upset No. 3 Cal in the Big Row on Saturday, hoisting the Schwabacher Cup for just the second time in 23 seasons. “Today we witnessed a tremendous team effort,” Stanford head coach Craig Amerkhanian told GoStanford.com. “Stanford men’s crew stood side by side and battled Cal from start to finish.…