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PAC-12 rowers to compete this Sunday [sponsored]

Top rowers from around the United States will be competing in the Pac-12 Rowing Championships to be held at the Sac State Aquatic Center on Lake Natoma this Sunday, May 19th.

The championship will host top student athletes from around the country, most of whom practice twice per day. Last year five Pac-12 teams made it to the NCAA championships, a number the conference is hoping to exceed this year.

The men representing the Washington Huskies, ranked number one in a U.S. Rowing Coaches Association (USRC) poll, will be defending their title for the fourth consecutive year. Hot on their heels are the Stanford Cardinals and California Golden Bears, ranked four and and six, respectively.

For the women, it’s our own California Golden Bears, currently ranked second, looking to reclaim their Pac-12 crown for the fifth year in a row. They’re biggest competitor will be the top-tier USC Trojans, ranked number one this year.

More information on the competing teams can be found on the Pac-12 website. Need to brush up on your lingo? Listen to a breakdown of terms from the coaches themselves here.

The competition kicks off at 9 a.m., and parking can be found at Nimbus Flat State Park for $10. Sacramento’s own Belly Boys will also be playing live at the event.

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