STANFORD, Calif. – The Stanford men’s rowing squad will head to Gold River, Calif. on Saturday to compete in the Head of the American on Lake Natoma.
The Head of the American will be the first chance for the majority of the Cardinal rowers to race in the 2013-14 season as only five traveled to Boston for the first race last weekend.
“The team is excited to race at Head of the American this weekend,” said senior Cole Johnson. “This is the first race of the year for most of the team and we are eager to compete after training throughout the fall.”
The day’s events features 52 races overall beginning at 9 a.m. In all there are 64 clubs and 594 entries expected to compete on the day.
The Cardinal is scheduled to participate in four events. The first will be the Men’s Open 4x, which will be the seventh race of the morning. It is slated to begin at 9:45 a.m. and will have two Stanford boats competing among the 15 entries. Shortly after fans will get a chance to see the Stanford newcomers for the first time this season as the Novice Eight will be among 11 boats in the field for the 10:05 a.m. race.
Competing in smaller boats will be three Stanford rowers. They will have one single going in the Open 1x at 10:33 a.m. and one pair racing in the Open 2x at 1:30 p.m.Stanford is coming off a third place finish at the Head of the Charles last weekend. The Cardinal boat was the top collegiate team for the Men’s Championship Four as they held that title for the second straight year.