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CHARLOTTESVILLE – The third-ranked Virginia rowing team competes this weekend at the San Diego Crew Classic in San Diego, Calif. On Saturday and Sunday, Virginia’s Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight and Third Varsity Eight will race. Live video of the races can be accessed here, and a complete schedule of events and live results can be accessed here.

Virginia, ranked No. 3 in the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA)/USRowing Preseason Poll, opened its season with five wins over Bucknell on Sunday (March 21) on the Rivanna Reservoir.

The Cavaliers were victorious over the Bison in the Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight, Third Varsity Eight, Fourth Varsity Eight, Fifth Varsity Eight and Novice Eight.

In Saturday’s heat at the San Diego Crew Classic, Virginia’s Varsity Eight will be racing in the Jessop-Whittier Cup at 9 a.m. (Pacific Time) vs. Washington State, UCLA and Villanova. The petite final will be Sunday at 8:50 a.m. (Pacific Time), followed by the Jessop-Whittier Cup grand final at 9:15 a.m. (Pacific Time).

Virginia’s Second Varsity Eight and Third Varsity Eight will be competing for the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy. Virginia ‘A’ races against UCLA, San Diego, Oklahoma and SMU in its heat at 10:10 a.m. on Saturday. Virginia ‘B’ races against USC, Sacramento State, UC Davis and Kansas State at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

The petite final of the Jackie Ann Hungness Trophy is Sunday at 8:10 a.m., followed by the grand final at 9:40 a.m.

Following this weekend’s regatta, Virginia returns home to host Ohio State and Michigan at Lake Monticello on Saturday, April 3. That regatta begins at 9 a.m.

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