2018 San Diego Crew Classic
After training hard all winter and competing in scrimmages at our home course, the Novice and Varsity squads headed south to compete in the San Diego Crew Classic.
Although we encountered some heavy rain on the drive down, the weather cleared up by the weekend and our crews got the opportunity to race against schools from all over the west coast, the country, and even Canada.
All boats performed well. The Varsity 8+ finished 5th in their Grand Final, 16 seconds ahead of the University of Calgary. The Varsity 4+ finished 4th, 29 seconds ahead of UC San Diego's B boat and only 6 seconds behind Seattle Pacific University. Our Novices finished 4th in their race as well, 9 seconds ahead of UC Santa Barbara. We also had an Alumni boat race!
For full results from the weekend, you can go to this website.
Feel free to re-watch the races online here!
Varsity 8+ final starts at 1:19.43___Varsity 4+ final starts at 4:27.32___Novice 8+ final starts at 4:36.54
Ending the season with a BANG at ACRAs 2017
The Varsity and Novice Crews saw success on the water in Georgia over Memorial Day weekend. Despite a brutal headwind, the teams put forth their best. The Novice 8 concluded their strong season with a third place finish and some bronze hardware. The Varsity 8 put up a strong fight and after placing well in their heat went on to take 5th in the grand final, the best the crew has seen in many years. The Novice 4 performed well, taking 5th in the B Final. Big thanks to our family, friends, and alumni that helped us to have an incredible season!
Successful Weekend at WIRA Regionals 2017
For the first time in a very long time, the Varsity squad brought home some WIRA hardware. The Varsity 4+ placed second in their Saturday heat and moved into the Grand Final on Sunday where they had a strong third place finish behind 1st and second place teams Western Washington and Humboldt. The 1st Novice 8+ advanced to Grands after a third place finish in their heat on Saturday, finishing in the third place position to take bronze on Sunday.
This year the team also entered more boats than in previous seasons. The events included a Novice 4+, a Lightweight 4+, a 2nd Novice 8+, and a Varsity 2- in addition to the usual Varsity 8+, 1st Novice 8+, and Varsity 4+. All crews had strong performances in their events including a first place finish in the petite final for the Varsity 8+.