USC Set to Test Speed in Scrimmage Against San Diego State|
Feb. 27, 2013
LOS ANGELES - The 2013 USC women's rowing team will test its speed for the first time this season as the Trojans host San Diego State for a scrimmage on Saturday, March 2, at the USC Boat House in San Pedro, Calif. The Women of Troy and the Aztecs will launch at approximately 9:30 a.m. PT.
"The team looks very promising," said head coach Zenon Babraj. "We have done a lot of good work, so far, and it has shown on our recent erg testing."
Babraj and the Trojan coaching staff plan to use the scrimmage as a learning experience for the team and test out multiple lineups with the varsity eights, varsity four, and novice eight boats. Exercises will include multiple five-minute test runs as the lineups are rotated.
"It's very exciting to finally race and see how our training is going," said Babraj. "We are just starting the seat selections in each of our boats, so the scrimmage will provide us with the opportunity to do some seat racing. It will also be the first opportunity for us to see some of our first-year athletes in real race situations. This scrimmage officially marks the beginning of our preseason training. Right now, our immediate goal is to get a general idea of lineups for the three varsity boats so that we can fine tune them at our spring camp."
Finalization of boat assignments and lineups will come after the team completes its spring training camp at Lake Natoma near Sacramento, Calif., in mid-March.
USC's first official races will take place at the 40th Annual San Diego Crew Classic regatta in San Diego on April 6-7. Please visit www.USCTrojans.com for more information.