Stanford Crews Gear Up For Saturday's Big Row Against California

April 29, 2010

STANFORD, Calif. - The storied rivalry between cross-bay institutions Stanford and California continues Saturday morning as the crews from the respective schools take to the water of Redwood Shores in the Big Row. Action is set to begin at 9:45 a.m. as the men's freshmen eight boats lead things off.

The Stanford men and women as well as the lightweight crews are all returning to action after a break of two weeks.

Last time out, the Cardinal men hosted the Stanford Invitational at Redwood Shores, with the Frosh Eight highlighting things with a perfect 4-for-4 performance in its races. The I and II Eights each went 2-1, as the I Eight defeated Michigan and Santa Clara, and the II Eight downed Michigan and Sonoma State.

The Cardinal women took second overall at the Lake Natoma Invitational last weekend, as the top three teams all hailed from the Pac-10. Only California finished higher than the Cardinal two weekends ago, and Stanford will be looking to exact some retribution Saturday at Redwood Shores ahead of the Pac-10 Championships in two weeks.

The Lightweights enjoyed a successful weekend on the East Coast two weeks ago, downing Harvard and MIT in Boston, Mass.

Once again at this year's Big Row, Dan Gordon of the Gordon Biersch brewery is hosting the annual Big Row BBQ during and following the races.

2010 Big Row Schedule (May 1)

9:45 a.m. - Men's Frosh Eights
10:00 a.m. - Women's I Eights
10:15 a.m. - Men's II Eights
10:30 a.m. - Women's II Eights
10:40 a.m. - Men's Varsity Fours
10:50 a.m. - Women's Varsity Fours
11:00 a.m. - Men's I Eights
11:10 a.m. - Women's Novice Eights

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