San Diego, California - The San Diego State rowing team is set to compete in a number of head-to-head races against UCSD this Friday, April 20, now scheduled for 8 a.m. The two teams will face off for the Patty Wyatt Perpetual Trophy on the Otay Reservoir at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center.
Racing is set to begin with the third varsity eight boats at 8 a.m., followed by the second varsity eight at 8:10 a.m., the varsity four at 8:20 a.m. and finally the varsity eight at 8:30 a.m.
Last season, the Aztecs finished ahead of UC San Diego, 13-0, to claim the Patty Wyatt Perpetual Trophy in its inaugural year. Scoring for the trophy is based on the following point system: six points for the first varsity eight, four points for the second varsity eight, two points for the varsity four and one point for the third varsity eight.
Last weekend, UCSD’s V8 raced on Ballona Creek in Marina del Rey, Calif., alongside the Aztecs and Loyola Marymount, claiming third place in the event. Two weekends prior, the Tritons competed at the Berg Cup in Newport Beach, Calif., where the team’s novice eight won its event and the V4 claimed second place.
The Aztecs won each of its races last weekend in Marina del Rey, finishing ahead of the Lions and Tritons in the V8 race and winning its 2V8, V4 and 2V4 races against LMU. SDSU won its V8 and 2V4 by just a few seconds, but finished both the 2V8 and V4 events with at least 15 seconds of separation from LMU.
SDSU is also set to scrimmage UCSB on Mission Bay this Saturday, April 21, at 7 a.m. Following this weekend’s events, the team prepares to travel to Gold River, Calif., for the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships. Races on Lake Natoma are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, at 8 a.m.