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Philadelphia Bound: Tritons to Scrimmage St. Joseph's and Compete at Kerr Cup Regatta

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PHILADELPHIA – The University of California San Diego men’s rowing team travels across the country this weekend, heading to Philadelphia for a scrimmage with St. Joseph’s and to take part in the 53rd annual Kerr Cup Regatta.

RACE DETAILS

On Friday, the Tritons and Hawks will scrimmage in preparation for the Kerr Cup Regatta. The following day, UC San Diego will participate in the Kerr Cup Regatta for the fourth-straight year. The storied regatta has taken place since 1967, and the Tritons will look to capture the Dr. Thomas Kerr Cup, named for host university Drexel’s first head coach. View the full Kerr Cup Regatta schedule here.

FOLLOW ALONG FROM HOME

Live results from the Kerr Cup Regatta will be available here.

COACH’S THOUGHTS

“We are really looking forward to see what progress we have made since our last meeting with Drexel, as well as testing our speed against East Coast competition before ending our regular season racing at WIRA and Western Sprints,” said Head Coach Zach Johnson. “This regatta will set us up well for the last stretch of big races coming up.” 

LAST TIME OUT

The Tritons previously competed locally at the San Diego Crew Classic, compiling a successful weekend as they raced crews from across the country. UC San Diego’s Varsity 8 squad turned in a runner-up finish in the Men’s Varsity American Specialty Health Cup Final 1, trailing only Purdue. To view the full recap, click here.

UP NEXT

Next, the Tritons enter the championships portion of their season. The action begins with the two-day Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships, which are slated to take place April 27-28 at Rancho Cordova.

FOLLOW THE MEN’S ROWING TEAM

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

TRITON GEAR

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

About UC San Diego Athletics
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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