The Cal Rowing program is one of the premier university rowing programs in the world with 17 IRA National Championships titles to its name. Cal has remained on top of collegiate rowing since its inception in 1868. Listed as the first sport ever at Cal, it is the oldest and one of the most accomplished programs at the University. The Cal program is the only one in the world to have three Olympic gold medal winning crews: 1928, 1932, 1948.
Cal's world-class coaching staff and top-notch facilities helps continue the program's winning legacy today. The T. Gary Rogers Rowing Center is situated on the Oakland Estuary; the body of water Cal oarsmen have used since 1868. The second location, Briones Reservoir, is a private body of water located in beautiful Tilden National Park. Lastly, the Simpson High Performance Center offers student-athletes the ability to train on campus and make use of the world-class weight rooms, physical therapist, pools, dietitians, team locker rooms and study center.
Cal's winning tradition, pursuit of excellence in the classroom and on the water, are what attracts the very best student-athletes from all over California and the rest of the globe.
“Get out in front, and stay there!”
— Ky Ebright