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Tritons Set to Compete at WIRA Championships on Lake Natoma This Weekend

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The University of California San Diego men’s rowing team will compete at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships this weekend.


The WIRA Championships will take place on Lake Natoma at the Nimbus Flat State Park on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, the action will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at approximately 6 p.m. The following day, races will start at 8 a.m. once again and will finish around 12:45 p.m.

On day one, the men will compete in heat one of the Men’s Varsity 8 (8 a.m.), heat two of the Men’s Second Varsity 8 (9:20 a.m.), and heat one of the Men’s Varsity 4 (10:50 a.m.). There will solely be a final for the Men’s Third Varsity 8, as they compete against Gonzaga, Santa Clara, and UC Santa Barbara at 9:20 a.m. on Sunday.


Admission is $10 per person per day, and must be paid in cash. Parking is $10 per vehicle and is also cash only. Attendees should park at the Hartford & Health Net buildings in the Gold Point Office Park. Shuttles will pick up attendees from that location and drop them off at the finish line tent. Find more information on attending the championships here.


Results will be reported here


“Currently we are headed into the weekend the second seed in the Varsity and JV races and the number one seed in the Third Varsity,” said Head Coach Zach Johnson. “This race includes all our conference rivals so for us this will really determine conference seedings and what we need to do to improve heading into the end of the year.”


The Tritons previously traveled to Philadelphia to take part in the Kerr Cup Regatta. The Varsity 8 and Second Varsity 8 crews both advanced to their respective finals, and ultimately placed fourth. View the full recap here.


Next, the Tritons will race at the Western Sprints Championships. They will look to repeat their success from last season, when they swept all four events they competed in. This year’s competition will take place at 1 p.m. on May 11.


Keep up with the Tritons all season long on social media. Follow the team on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at their handle @UCSDmensrowing.


For the latest Triton apparel, visit the official team store of the Tritons here.

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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country.  The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference.  UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent.  A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships.  In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.

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