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Tritons to Host Teams From Near and Far at UC San Diego Invitational This Weekend

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LA JOLLA, Calif. – The University of California San Diego men’s rowing team is set to host its first UC San Diego Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, welcoming teams from near and far to the prestigious Elite Athlete Training Center of Chula Vista.


The weekend will be divided into four sessions, with sessions one and two taking place on Saturday and sessions three and four taking place on Sunday.

During session one, the Tritons will face Drexel’s Varsity 8 at 9 a.m. and its Second Varsity 8 at 9:30 a.m. The final event of the morning will see UC San Diego’s Third Varsity 8 face Gonzaga and Stanford.

Later on, during session two, UC San Diego will take on Stanford’s Varsity 8 (4:15 p.m.), Second Varsity 8 (4:45 p.m.) and Third Varsity 8 (5 p.m.), with the Third Varsity 8 also racing Gonzaga. 

On Sunday, the Tritons will begin their day by battling the Varsity 8 crews of Gonzaga and crosstown foe University of San Diego at 9:10 a.m. Then, UC San Diego will go head-to-head with Gonzaga’s Second Varsity 8 at 9:30 a.m. The Tritons will wrap up their weekend when the Third Varsity 8 races Stanford and Gonzaga at 9:40 and again at 9:50 a.m.

Session four will solely be mixed pieces between Drexel and Gonzaga from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Times for all sessions are subject to change.


The Tritons will host their competitors at the 155-acre, state-of-the-art Elite Athlete Training Center of Chula Vista. The complex is located at 2800 Olympic Pkwy., and the races are free to attend.


“I’m really excited to see some top-level competition, from the east coast and from up north in Stanford,” said junior Andrew Garrow. “I think it should be a really good time, getting some good crews out there and getting some good racing down in Chula Vista.”

“We’re just trying to improve,” said Head Coach Zach Johnson. “We’ve got spring break this week. We’re getting some really good work in and kind of recovering from finals. The main thing is just finding some lineups that work, and going against some really top crews going into this weekend helps us judge where we are nationally.”


The Tritons previously went head-to-head with the University of San Diego at Mission Bay. UC San Diego captured its fourth-straight City Championships title, as the Varsity 8 definitively took two of three races with the Toreros. View the full recap here 


Next, the Tritons will remain in San Diego, taking part in the annual San Diego Crew Classic. The prestigious regatta will take place across April 6 and 7.


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


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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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