Weekend Filled to Brim with Intercollegiate Racing

Bears on the way to the line (Photo: B. Kitch)
This weekend is likely to be one for the ages, with the California v. Washington dual at Redwood Shores, CA, SIRAs taking place in Oak Ridge, TN, the Yale heavyweights taking on Cornell in Ithaca for the Carnegie Cup, the No. 1 Virginia women attempting to defend their ACC Championship title (having won 44 of the previous 48 races held at the last 12 ACC Championship regattas), and the Harvard men taking on Penn and a very strong squad from Navy, among many other intercollegiate match-ups. The Cal v. Washington dual pits two of the top four teams in the nation against one another on both the men's and women's sides, while SIRAs will see some of the top programs in the ACRA field go head-to-head in the men's and women's varsity eights. The Yale men are currently unbeaten in 2012, with sweeps over Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, and Penn–this weekend will prove perhaps the toughest test yet, though Cornell did not show the speed we were expecting at Crew Classic earlier this month.

For updates throughout the weekend, keep an eye on the 'Rowing Chat' Twitter box/list and the RR Twitter feed on the right side of the page, and look for recaps and reviews coming to RR next week following the racing, with a view toward the upcoming championship racing season next month.


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