Jan. 23, 2018
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia rowing head coach Kevin Sauer announced the Cavaliers’ 2018 schedule on Tuesday (Jan. 23). The eight-time defending Atlantic Coast Conference champions will compete in six regattas, including one scrimmage.
Virginia opens the 2018 season at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational, set for March 17-18 in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Last year, the Cavaliers won 14 of 18 races at the regatta, which has served as UVA’s official Spring opener for several seasons.
The Cavaliers will battle Big Ten powers Ohio State and Michigan in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, March 31.
Virginia scrimmages ACC rival Duke on Saturday, April 7 before heading to the Clemson Invite on April 14-15.
The Cavaliers will host Princeton in a spring regatta on Saturday, April 21 on Lake Monticello and conclude the regular season at the Longhorn Invite on Saturday, April 28 in Austin, Texas.
The 19th ACC Rowing Championships will be held on Sunday, May 13 in Clemson, S.C., marking the ninth-straight year the Tigers have hosted the regatta.
Virginia has won 17 of the 18 conference championships and has claimed 68 of the 75 events contested. The conference regatta features five events, including the Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight, Third Varsity Eight, Varsity Four and Second Varsity Four.
The NCAA Championships return to Sarasota, Fla., on May 25-27. The Cavaliers placed 11th at the NCAA Championships last season.