USC Women’s Rowing to Compete in San Diego Crew Classic
LOS ANGELES -- The USC women's rowing team travels to San Diego this weekend (March 26-27) to compete in the 49th annual San Diego Crew Classic regatta.
This regatta, raced on the waters of Mission Bay, has historically been a strong event for the Women of Troy. The Trojans will be competing in the Crew Classic for the first time since 2018. When the Trojans raced in this regatta in 2017, varsity four took home the Karen Plumleigh Cortney Cup after winning the Grand Final in the Women's Collegiate Varsity 4+ race.
From 2011-15, USC's varsity eight won five-straight Grand Finals, receiving the prestigious Jessop-Whittier Cup.
The varsity eight will kick off the weekend with the goal of once again winning the Jessop-Whittier Cup as they hit the water first to compete in the 10:47 a.m. heat against Texas, UCLA, California, and Washington. The Women of Troy varsity eight will race in lane 7 in Mission Bay.
The USC second varsity eight will compete next in the 11:59 a.m. heat of the Women's Collegiate 2V against California, UCLA, Oklahoma, San Diego, Sacramento State, and Marist.
The Trojan varsity four, will race in the 11:43 a.m. heat against San Diego, Washington, Oklahoma, UC San Diego, University of Portland and Old Dominion.
Finally, the third varsity will race next at 2:32 PM heat of the Women's Open 8+. The Women of Troy will compete against Washington, California, Texas Austin, University of Calgary Rowing Club, Baja California State, and Bates College.
How USC finishes in these preliminary heats will determine whether the Women of Troy will compete in either the grand or petite finals of the regatta.
For more information on the San Diego Crew Classic, please visit www.CrewClassic.org. This website also has a live stream, which can be accessed here. Fans can view results and times throughout the regatta here.