Over the weekend, Stanford’s No. 1 ranked women’s lightweight rowing team and No. 10 ranked women’s rowing team hosted regattas at Redwood Shores, as they continued their 2018 campaigns. Both teams found success in their matchups, taking several key wins against ranked opponents.
Stanford rowing had a jam-packed weekend of competitions – both men’s and women’s – as the Cardinal competed in regattas along the West Coast, posting strong performances all around. The men’s and women’s lightweight teams traveled south to compete in the San Diego Crew Classic, where Stanford’s varsity eight placed third in Sunday’s Grand Final of the Copely Cup. The No. 10 women’s varsity eight (4-1) stayed in the Bay Area and ultimately defeated No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes at the Pac-12 Challenge at Redwood Shores.
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.
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.…