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Bears Battle Conference At Pac-12 Championships

May 12, 2022
Cal looks to end Washington's reign as Pac-12 Champions on Sunday at Dexter Lake.

BERKELEY – The Cal women's rowing team begins its stretch of championship races, starting with this weekend's Pac-12 Championship at Dexter Lake in Lowell, Ore.

"Although the team is currently taking final exams, we've gotten in some really good training," said head coach Al Acosta. "With the return of a few rowers that weren't able to race against Washington all boats are new lineups and they've come together nicely. The Pac-12 is arguably the toughest conference in the nation for women's rowing. So, we're excited about getting up to Dexter Lake and racing for a Pac-12 title and a berth at the NCAA National Championship."

The Bears have won 12 Pac-12 Championships since the regatta began in 1987. The last time Cal won this race was in 2018. Washington dominated the event in the '80s and '90s with Cal winning all 11 of its championships from 2004 on – including a run of eight championships in nine years from 2008-16.

The location of the event will change places for the first time in the race's history. Since 1987, the Pac-12 Championship has been located at Lake Notoma just outside Sacramento. This year, the conference has moved the race to Dexter Lake in Lowell, Oregon – just outside of Eugene.

Cal will send five boats to the championship this weekend, Novice 8, Third Varsity 8, Varsity 4, Second Varsity 8, and Varsity 8.

Sunday's Race Schedule Sunday's Schedule:
9:00 a.m. – Men's Novice Eight
9:10 a.m. – Women's Novice Eight
9:20 a.m. – Men's Third Varsity Eight
9:30 a.m. – Women's Third Varsity Eight
9:40 a.m. – Men's Varsity Four
9:50 a.m. – Women's Varsity Four
10:00 a.m. – Men's Second Varsity Eight
10:10 a.m. – Women's Second Varsity Eight
10:20 a.m. – Men's Varsity Eight
10:30 a.m. – Women's Varsity Eight
How to Watch:
The Pac-12 Championships will once again be televised on the Pac-12 Network. Fans can also tune in at or via the Pac-12 Now app. Live timing and results can be accessed at the championship website:

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