Bears Head to Pac-10 Championships Looking to Win Sixth Straight

May 13, 2003



WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- The 2003 Pacific-10 Conference Rowing Championships(44th annual for men, 17th annual for women) will be held on Sunday, May18, at Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, Calif. The Pacific Coast RowingChampionships will take place on Saturday, May 17.

TICKETS . . . Admission is $4 per person, per day. Parking is $6 per dayand a free parking lot with shuttle service is also available. For more information about Lake Natoma and/or the event facility, please visit theSacramento State University Aquatic Center website

THE SCHEDULE . . . Morning races begin at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, with thefirst heat of the Women's Varsity Four competition, and run through approximately 10:30 a.m. The afternoon finals run from approximately 12:10 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. The men's and women's Varsity Eight finals are scheduled to begin at 2:10 and 2:20 p.m., respectively. For a complete listing of all races and times:


THE COMPETITORS: Eight Pacific-10 institutions will compete - CALIFORNIA,OREGON, OREGON STATE, STANFORD, UCLA, USC, WASHINGTON and WASHINGTONSTATE. The Trojans will compete as a Pac-10 member on the women's sideonly. Other West Coast institutions competing include UC Davis, SacramentoState, Long Beach State, Santa Clara, UC San Diego, San Diego State,Loyola Marymount and Orange Coast College.

SCORING . . . The Pacific-10 Conference Men's and Women's Rowing Championsare determined by the order of finish of the Pac-10 crews in the followingevents: Men's Varsity Eight, Men's Second Varsity Eight, Men'sFreshman/Novice Eight, Men's Varsity Four, Women's Varsity Eight, Women'sSecond Varsity Eight, Women's Novice Eight and Women's Varsity Four.

ROWING TRADITION . . . The WASHINGTON Women will attempt to capture their12th straight Pac-10 title. while the CALIFORNIA men are seeking theirsixth consecutive Conference Championship. UCLA won the women's crown in1990 and 1991, while Cal and Washington have maintained a stronghold onthe men's trophy since 1990.

SEEDINGS . . . On the men's side, the Golden Bears (V8, Fr/Nov 8) and Huskies (2nd V8, V4) share thetop seeds, with two apiece... Complete seedings can be found on the Pac-10 website, Here are the seeds for the Varsity Eight competitions:

Men's Varsity Eight Seedings         1.      CALIFORNIA         2.      WASHINGTON         3.      OREGON STATE         4.      STANFORD         5.      UC Davis         6.      Long Beach State         7.      USC         8.      Santa Clara         9.      Sacramento State         10.     UCLA         11.     WASHINGTON STATE         12.     UC San Diego         13.     San Diego State         14.     Loyola Marymount

Second Varsity Eight 1. Washington 2. California 3. Oregon State 4. Stanford 5. UC Davis 6. Orange Coast College 7. Long Beach State 8. Santa Clara 9. Washington State 10. UCLA

FR/Novice Eight 1. California 2. Washington (Withdrawn from Competition) 3. Oregon State 4. Orange Coast College 5. UC Davis 6. Stanford 7. UC San Diego 8. UCLA 9. San Diego State 10. Oregon

Varsity Four 1. Washington 2. California 3. Oregon State 4. Sacramento State 5. Stanford 6. San Diego State 7. UC San Diego 8. USC

NATIONAL RANKINGS . . . On the men's side, four teams are ranked in the top 20 - No. 1CALIFORNIA, No. 4 WASHINGTON, No. 11 OREGON STATE and No. 15 STANFORD.

CONFERENCE HONORS . . . The Pac-10 All-Conference teams for men's andwomen's rowing will be named approximately one week after the completion of the national championships.

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS . . . Live scoring will be available on the Pac-10website at

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS . . . The Seventh Annual NCAA Women'srowing Championships will be held Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1,2003, at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. The 2002 NCAA runner-up,Washington has won three national titles (1997, 1998, 2001). Californiafinished third in 2003, while Stanford was 10th. The Men's IntercollegiateRowing Association (IRA) Championships will take place Thursday, May 29through Saturday, May 31 at Cooper River in Camden County, N.J.California has captured four consecutive IRA national titles (1999, 2000,2001, 2002), while Washington finished third last year and Oregon Statecame in fourth. The Huskies won the national title in 1997.


MEN         Team                    Pts         1.      California        70         2.      Washington        65         3.      Oregon State      48         4.      Stanford          40         5.      UCLA              28         6.      Washington State  22         7.      Oregon            6

MEN'S VARSITY EIGHT GRAND FINAL 1. California 5:53.4 2. Washington 5:54.4 3. Oregon State 6:06.9 4. Stanford 6:09.8 5. UC Davis 6:19.6 6. Western Washington 6:21.4

Directions from Highway 80: Heading West from Auburn or East from Sacramento or San Francisco take the Sierra College exit (in the City of Rocklin) and turn South on Sierra College. In about 6 miles Sierra College becomes Hazel Ave, continue south through the town of Orangevale and finally across the American River. Your first left after the river is CSUS Aquatic Center.

Directions from Highway 50: Heading West from Lake Tahoe or East from Sacramento or San Francisco take the Hazel Ave. exit (in the Town of Rancho Cordova) and head North after your first stoplight make the next right turn into CSUS Aquatic Center.


Problems? Contact the CSUS Aquatic Center at: (916)985-7239

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