USC Women’s Rowing to Begin 2021 Campaign
LOS ANGELES -- The USC women's rowing team is set to begin its 2021 campaign on Saturday (February 27) as the crew competes against Loyola Marymount in a scrimmage at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif.
This weekend's scrimmage will focus on the 4+ race, and the Women of Troy will launch four 4+ boats to compete against the Lions.
"It has been a year since the Women of Troy have hit the race course to compete as a team," said head coach Josh Adam. "Getting to this point of racing again is due to the efforts of the state of California, LA county, the Pac-12 Conference, USC and our own Athletic Department. We owe all those involved a huge thank you.
"In the time that we have been away, we have held ourselves accountable to becoming our best athletic selves. There have been hurdles, but we have faced each adversity with integrity and grit. We are excited about the lessons we have learned.
"This Saturday, we are looking to execute our best race against a well-coached LMU team. We will be scrimmaging in fours – four rowers and a coxswain – for maximum competitive results. We've been rehearsing some race plans, and the multi-distance and multi-race format of the scrimmage will allow us to apply those lessons from race to race."
During the 2021 season, the USC women's rowing team will challenge San Diego State in a dual as well as face off against crosstown rival UCLA twice. Additionally, they will compete at the Lake Las Vegas Pac-12 Women's Rowing Invitational and the Dexter Lake Invitational.