Tritons Display Aggressiveness in Fall, Look for Continued Success in Spring
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The University of California San Diego women’s rowing team has finished its practices and competitions for its nontraditional fall season. In addition to their practices, the Tritons took part in two events: Row for the Cure and the San Diego Fall Classic.
Back in October, UC San Diego hosted its 18th annual Row for the Cure at Mission Bay. It was only the seventh time that the Tritons had been on the water during the 2018-19 season, and the women had two boats compete in the Open 8+ and three compete in the Open 4+.
The Tritons returned to action at Mission Bay a month later, taking part in the San Diego Fall Classic. Again, two squads participated in the Open 8+ while three more raced in the Open 4+.
For Head Coach Colin Truex, there was one thing that stood out the most at these regattas: aggressiveness.
“I saw an aggressiveness this fall that was really fun to watch,” Truex noted. “Our fall season is always so short and we don’t get that many practices, so our whole mantra this fall for racing was just be aggressive… It might be a little sloppy, it might be a little uncomfortable, but just be aggressive.”
Since concluding the fall, UC San Diego’s practice schedule is on pause until Jan. 7, when it will return to the water again. Truex wants the team to take advantage of their holiday break, but also keep their fitness in mind.
“Hopefully they take this break as a way to stay in shape, be at home, and get comfortable, but be sure to get their workouts in,” Truex said.
After returning in January, the Tritons will have one final tune-up before their season opener, scrimmaging Orange Coast College, San Diego State, and the University of San Diego on Feb. 16. The next month, the Tritons will begin their season on the road as they race at the Sacramento State Invitational on March 9.
To view the team’s full schedule, click here.
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