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.
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.
In their first competition since sweeping the Pac-12 Invitational, Stanford women’s rowing traveled to San Diego to compete in the San Diego Classic Regatta on Saturday and Sunday.
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.
My first exposure to rowing (or what they refer to in America as “crew”) came in 2010, when i saw David Fincher’s movie The Social Network. Besides being completely blown away at the fact that Armie Hammer was playing two people on screen at the same time, I was additionally shocked that competitive kayaking was a real sport, one that posh British people in the movies seemed to take exceptionally seriously. My next encounter with rowing, in high school, reminded me that the founding of Facebook wasn’t the only thing exaggerated in that movie, and helped me better comprehend this aquatic mystery of a competition.
The Stanford women’s lightweight rowing team meets at the Morrison Boathouse in Redwood City every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 6 A.M. to practice. (TIFFANY ONG/The Stanford Daily)
On the heels of Stanford women’s rowing’s first Pac-12 conference championship, The Daily’s Ashley Westhem talked with sophomore varsity eight rower Katie Toothman in advance of the 2014 NCAA Championship this weekend. Ashley Westhem (AW):What does winning the Pac-12 title for the first time in program history mean to you and the team? Katie Toothman…
The No. 3 Stanford women’s rowing team brought home the program’s first ever Pac-12 Rowing Championship title this past weekend by winning gold in three of four races at Lake Natoma. Stanford beat out possibly one of the toughest Pac-12 fields in championship history, overtaking six other ranked schools, including three other top-10 teams. “We…