Event: Davis Invitational Rowing Tournament (DIRT)
Teams: UC Davis vs. California, Santa Clara, Sonoma State and Cal Maritime Academy
Where: Port of Sacramento
When: Sunday at 8 a.m.
Did you know? Most people dread waking up early for anything, let alone to exercise. Each morning, however, the UC Davis rowing team wakes up and is working out before most peoples‘ alarm clocks have sounded.
Preview: This weekend will mark the first race of the season as the Aggies take on rivals from Santa Clara, Sonoma and Cal.
Last weekend, UC Davis rowing opened with a preseason scrimmage against the Gaels of St. Mary’s. The women won the practice pieces, gaining confidence going into this season.
The team posted a decisive victory at the Davis Invitational Rowing Tournament last season, winning the women’s varsity heavy weight event by a sizeable 23-second margin.
The race this weekend will be a good early-season indicator of the team’s fitness level, and will also serve as a solid warm-up for a highly competitive 2009 season.
Directions to the Port of Sacramento can be found at ucdcrew.org/contact.php.
– Andrea Gutierrez