Bears take conference to Pac-12 championships
The Bears travel to Dexter Lake for the 2022 Pac-12 Championships this Sunday.
Cal heads to Oregon with championship aspirations
BERKELEY- The championship season begins this weekend for the California men’s rowing team. The Bears travel to Dexter Lake in Lowell, Oregon for Sunday’s Pac-12 Championship.
“It’s a big deal,” said the head coach Scott Frandsen. “The season is gearing up for the Pac-12 Championship and the IRA and it’s another big step as we head into the Championships. The guys are excited to be having this week of exams and feeling refreshed and gearing up for run on Sunday.”
Sunday marks a new destination for the Pac-12 Championships. Since the 1970s the championship has usually been held at Natoma Lake, this year the championships will be held at Dexter Lake.
“It’s a different place, usually we’re in Lake Natoma,” Frandsen added. “It has been decided to move to Dexter Lake this year, it is an unfamiliar location and sometimes it can bring excitement and challenges, but it is something different.”
This year, the Pac-12 Championships will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Network, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Fans can also tune in at Pac-12.com or through the Pac-12 Now app. Live timing and results can be viewed on the championship website: Pac-12.com/RowChamps
Last time out, the Bears beat Washington in the annual double race, retaking the Schoch Cup and winning four of five races on April 23 at Redwood Shores. Heading into this weekend’s race, the Bears have been busy taking final exams. Luckily for the Bears, they had fairly consistent training throughout the spring.
“It’s always a difficult time for us with exams, but I think we handled the exam stress extremely well,” Frandsen said. “We continue to move some athletes into our lower boats in the JV8+, 3V8+ and 4+ – but the university has been steady. This weekend it will be about getting out there and performing our race plan, putting the guys under pressure, situation, and seeing them rise to the challenge.”
9:00 a.m. – Eight male novice
9:10 a.m. – Eighth Female Novice
9:20 a.m. – Men’s varsity third eighth
9:30 a.m. – Women’s varsity third eighth
9:40 a.m. – Men’s Varsity Four
9:50 a.m. – Women’s Varsity Four
10:00 a.m. – Men’s second eighth varsity
10:10 a.m. – Women’s second eighth varsity
10:20 a.m. – Eight male academics
10:30 a.m. – Women’s Varsity Eight
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