UC Davis To Face Top Crews At San Diego This Weekend

UC Davis' varsity eight will race at 8:50 a.m. on Saturday.
UC Davis' varsity eight will race at 8:50 a.m. on Saturday.

April 3, 2009

Watch live video of varsity eight (8:50 a.m.) and novice eight (10:45 a.m.) races

JAMCO live splits of varsity eight race

JAMCO live splits of novice eight race

San Diego Crew Classic website

The UC Davis women's varsity eight will step up a class at the San Diego Crew Classic this weekend when it opens competition against several of the top crews in the country in the Jessop-Whittier Cup invitational division on Saturday morning at Mission Bay.

The varsity eight, which won the last two Cal Cup titles, will race on Saturday morning at 8;50 in the first of two Jessop-Whittier heats. The Aggies' novice eight will also compete at the large regatta - which annually attracts many of the top collegiate crews in the country - opening its racing for the Laurel V. Korholz Perpetual Trophy at 10:45 a.m..

The Aggies' varsity eight - which will be lane 6 for its opening heat - will be in a division featuring seven of its 11 crews currently ranked in the top 20 and two others just outside that group. Washington leads the way at No. 4 and is followed by No.6 Michigan, No. 11 USC, No. 12 Washington State, No. 13 UCLA, No. 15 Wisconsin and No. 18 Oregon State. Notre Dame and Iowa are both receiving votes.

Additionally, five were represented in the varsity eight competition at last year's NCAA Division I Championships at Lake Natoma in Gold River, a grouping that includes USC, Wisconsin, Washington State, Washington and Michigan.

UC Davis will race alongside Washington, Michigan, Oregon State, Notre Dame and Iowa. USC, Washington State, Wisconsin, UCLA and Miami are in the second heat with the top three finishers advancing to Sunday's grand final at 9:15 a.m. The petite final will be contested at 8:50.

The Aggies were moved up to the invitational after winning the Cal Cup in both 2007 and 2008. UC Davis captured last year's race with a close win over the University of San Diego, crossing the finish line of the 2,000-meter course in 6:48.30.

Last year's novice squad also advanced to a grand final, finishing fourh. This year's team will be in a competition featuring 21 crews. The petite final is scheduled for Saturday afternoon while the grand final will be raced at 11:10 on Sunday morning.



The San Diego Crew Classic will feature live streaming off all races via the internet. ESPNU will also be on site to film highlights which will be sowing on May 7.

More Headlines

  • W. Rowing | 05/02/2010
    UC Davis Captures Three Medals At WIRA Champion...

    The UC Davis varsity four won a silver medal with its second-place finish in its grand final and the second varsity eight and second novice eight each earned bronze medals, as the Aggie women's rowing team finished third overall among NCAA Div. I teams at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Associ... MORE

  • W. Rowing | 05/01/2010
    UC Davis Rows Into WIRA Grand Finals

    Both the UC Davis women's varsity eight and novice eight crews finished second in preliminary heats on Saturday morning, advancing to grand finals on Sunday at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships at Lake Natoma. MORE

  • W. Rowing | 04/30/2010
    UC Davis Looks For Gold At WIRA Championships

    UC Davis, which captured the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association women's team title in 2008, returns to Lake Natoma this weekend looking to capture gold medals and make a run at another championship. MORE

  • W. Rowing | 04/18/2010
    Varsity Eight Posts Comeback Win At NorCal/SoCal

    UC Davis' varsity eight posted its sixth win of the season, and its second comeback in as many weeks, as the Aggies edged San Diego State on Sunday morning at the Port of Sacramento, highlighting the women's rowing team's action on the second day of the NorCal/SoCal Challenge. MORE

  • W. Rowing | 04/17/2010
    UC Davis Sweeps Races At NorCal/SoCal Challenge

    Led by a pair of wins from the varsity eight - including one in a near season-best time - the UC Davis women's rowing team won each of its races on Saturday during the first day of competition of the NorCal/SoCal Challenge at the Port of Sacramento. MORE

  • W. Rowing | 04/16/2010
    UC Davis To Host NorCal/SoCal Callenge

    The UC Davis women's team, coming off races with rival Sacramento State last weekend, will return to action on Saturday when the Aggies host the NorCal/SoCal Challenge at the Port of Sacramento. Racing begins at 8:45 a.m MORE

  • W. Rowing | 04/10/2010
    UC Davis Reclaims Jean Runyon Cup Over Hornets

    The UC Davis varsity eight made up a boat-length's deficit down the stretch against rival Sacramento State, reclaiming the Jean Runyon Cup and helping highlight the rowing team's Causeway Classic showdown with the Hornets at the Port of Sacramento. MORE

  • W. Rowing | 04/09/2010
    UC Davis To Host Hornets For Jean Runyon Cup

    Rivalry takes center for the UC Davis women's rowing team this weekend when the Aggies host Sacramento State in a Causeway Classic dual which featuring the annual Jean Runyon Cup showdown between the varsity eight programs. MORE

  • W. Rowing | 03/28/2010
    Aggies Win Varsity Eight Petite Final At Crew C...

    The UC Davis women's rowing team varsity eight - narrowly edged Saturday for a spot in the Jessop-Whittier Cup grand final - came back on Sunday morning to win the event's petite final at the San Diego Crew Classic at Mission Bay Park. MORE

  • W. Rowing | 03/27/2010
    Aggies To Compete In Petite Final In San Diego

    Radcliffe edged UC Davis by just .07 of a second on Saturday morning during a preliminary heat of the Jessop-Whittier Cup varsity eight invitational, claiming the final spot in the grand final at the San Diego Crew Classic. MORE