Tritons to Travel the East and West Coasts During 2018-19 Season
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The University of California San Diego men’s rowing team has unveiled its schedule for the 2018-19 season. The Tritons will travel the East and West Coasts once again, as they compete in three races in the Northeast and take part in their remaining competitions across California.
“This is definitely one of the toughest schedules we have taken on,” Head Coach Zach Johnson said about the 2018-19 slate. “We are trying to push ourselves by racing more East Coast Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA)-caliber teams. Hopefully it will better prepare ourselves for the end of the season.”
UC San Diego begins its nontraditional fall season in Philadelphia, Penn., competing in the Head of the Schuykill Regatta for the second-straight year. The Tritons will race at 5 a.m. on Oct. 27.
The next day, the Tritons head down to Princeton, N.J. to race in the Princeton Chase Regatta. The 3-mile regatta will be held at Lake Carnegie.
On Nov. 11, the Tritons will compete at Mission Bay as they partake in the San Diego Fall Classic at 7:30 a.m. The classic is the team’s final event of the fall.
The Tritons return to action in February, going head-to-head with Orange Coast College in a scrimmage at Newport Beach on Feb. 23. The race will be the Tritons’ final preparation for the regular season.
On March 2, the Tritons head back to Newport Beach for the season-opening UC Cup Challenge. UC San Diego will look to continue its success at the competition, as the Varsity 8+ crew has earned two first-place finishes and a second-place finish in the past three seasons.
A week later, the Tritons welcome familiar foes Gonzaga, Santa Clara and USD to Mission Bay on March 9. The four teams will compete at 7 a.m.
UC San Diego then has three weeks off before returning to action on March 30 and 31. The Tritons will host the two-day UC San Diego Invitational in Chula Vista to wrap up the month of March.
In April, the Tritons continue tradition and race in the San Diego Crew Classic. The two-day event will take place on April 6 and 7 at Crown Point.
The next weekend, UC San Diego heads east once more. On April 13, the Tritons return to Philadelphia for the Kerr Cup Regatta. The Triton rowers will compete for the Dr. Thomas Kerr Cup, named in honor of the Olympic rower.
Over the next two months, the Tritons will be spending their time in Rancho Cordova for championship action. First, UC San Diego takes part in the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships on April 27 and 28. Next, the Tritons race at the Western Sprints Championships on May 11. They then close the season from May 31 through June 2 as they compete at the IRA National Championships.
All home contests are free to attend, with the exception of the San Diego Crew Classic. To view the 2018-19 schedule, click here.
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