For the first time in Santa Clara men's rowing history, the Bronco Varsity 8's out-raced all teams affiliated with West Coast Conference institutions at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships (WIRA).
I wake up at 5:15 am (sigh) and my initial motivation to get up is the lingering thought that if I stay in bed, the other guys are going to come wake me up by force. But once you get up and get over the time, there's something really beautiful about being up that early.
The West Coast Conference women's rowing championships take place this Friday at Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, CA. The annual event began in 1997 and Gonzaga has dominated the event, winning 12 of the 13 titles.
The Santa Clara University athletics department and the Broncos men's and women's crew programs are hosting its annual Black Velvet event Saturday, February 20. The event celebrates the beginning of their spring competition season. The day begins with a morning row at the SCU boat house (at Lexington Reservoir).
This January, five inches of rain have already fallen on Lexington Reservoir, home of Santa Clara Rowing. The rain has added 20 vertical feet, increasing our reservoir's row-able meters from about 1800 meters, to well over the spring race length of 2000 meters.