Craig Amerkhanian has transformed Stanford’s rowing program from an underdeveloped work-in-progress to one of the nation’s elite teams. Since his arrival to the Farm in 2000, he has coached nine Olympians, 16 competitors at the World Championships and 17 rowers at the Under-23 World Championships.
Women’s rowing capped of an impressive season with an dominant showing at NCAAs, reaching the podium with a fourth place overall finish and having all three boats compete in the Grand Finals on Sunday. The lightweight team and men’s rowing also finished off their respective seasons at the IRA Championship Regatta. After winning the national title for the past four years straight, the lightweights came in a close second this year. The men’s varsity eight boat finished 13th overall, with their varsity eight boat winning the C Final.
The No. 12 Stanford men’s rowing team just barely missed the third-place finish that it had strived for at the Pac-12 Rowing Championships last weekend at Lake Natoma, California, getting edged out by two points by the third-place team, No. 14 Oregon State. The Cardinal ended up finishing in fourth.
Seniors Austin Hack of the men’s rowing team and Ali Fauci of the women’s rowing team became Stanford’s fifth and sixth athletes this academic year to earn Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors, the conference announced on Sunday.
No. 13 Stanford men’s rowing hosted its first regatta of the year last weekend at Redwood Shores and had a successful Stanford Invitational after two consecutive weekends on the road. Races started Friday night under unfavorable conditions for the Cardinal; although Stanford had the luxury of not having to travel for a third straight weekend,…
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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.…
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