Men's Rowing to Face Stanford, UC Davis at Sunday's Season-Opener in Davis

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. — Santa Clara men's rowing begins its 2014 campaign at the Davis Invitational in Davis, Calif. Sunday, where it will meet up with UC Davis and Stanford. This season's roster for second-year head coach Jay Farwell features 14 returners and 17 newcomers.

"The crew is really looking forward to this Sunday's race against some very stiff competition in Stanford University and UC Davis," Farwell said. "This is our first race of the 2014 season and will provide us with an early indication as to how well we have prepared to date. The team has worked really hard since returning from Winter break and the chemistry on the team is very solid."

In last season's Davis Invitational, the Varisty Eight and Frosh Eight squads each took second place. The following is the race schedule for Sunday's event:

8:20 AM   M V8+          UCD, Stanford, Stanford JV, Santa Clara

9:00 AM   M 2nd N4+   UCD, Santa Clara

9:40 AM   M N8+          UCD, Stanford Santa Clara

10:20 AM M V4+          UCD, Stanford A, Stanford B, Santa Clara

11:00 AM M 2nd N8+   UCD Santa Clara

11:20 AM M JV 4+        UCD, Stanford A, Stanford B, Santa Clara

11:40 AM M N4+          UCD, Santa Clara, Stanford

"For a number of our guys, this is the start of their final rowing season and we are hoping to set the stage for a successful season," Farwell said. "We also have a number of guys that will be competing for the very first time at the Division I level — it is a great opportunity for them and I am looking forward to see how they respond to the race environment. I am very pleased with the work that we have put forth thus far and I am looking forward to getting the racing season underway."