April 25, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The USD women's rowing team is preparing to compete in the Oregon State Classic this Saturday, Apr. 27 at Dexter Lake in Lowell, Ore. This will be the first time OSU has hosted a race on their home water. In addition to USD and Oregon State, the event will include Washington State, Stanford and Syracuse.
The Toreros' will compete against Oregon State and Washington State in all four of their races in the morning session on Saturday. The first race will start at 9:15 am with the V4. At 9:45 am the Toreros' 2V8 will go at it, followed by the V8 at 10:15 am. The last USD race of the morning session will feature the 2V4 at 10:30 am.
In the afternoon session, USD's 2V4 will race OSU and WSU at 2:15 pm. The final three races of the event will include all five participating crews with the V4 starting at 2:30 pm. The event will wrap up with the 2V8 (2:45 pm) and V8 (3 pm).
For complete information, race schedules and results visit the Oregon State Classic page.
USD last competed in the San Diego Crew Classic Apr. 6 and 7 on Mission Bay. The Toreros finished in second place in three of the four grand finals they competed in. The Toreros received one vote for the most recent CRCA/US rowing Coaches Poll.
The Stanford Cardinal come into the weekend ranked No. 9 in the CRCA/US Rowing Coaches Poll. Stanford finished in third place in the Lake Natoma Invitational in their most recent action on Apr. 21.
Washington State holds a No. 17 ranking and finished fifth in the same Lake Natoma Invitational as Stanford.
Syracuse sits just outside the top-25 but received 35 votes in the most recent poll. The Orange competed in the O'Leary Cup on Apr. 21, finishing in second in all five of their races on the day.
The Oregon State Beavers received two votes in the poll. OSU last competed in the Clemson Invite on Apr. 21, finishing fourth or better in six of their nine races over the two-day event.
Looking forward, USD will compete in WIRAs on Apr. 27-28 on Lake Natoma before going for their fourth consecutive conference title at the WCC Championships May 18, also on Lake Natoma.