Women's rowing sets sights on top 3 in WCC
156 days. The University of Portland rowing team has 156 days out of the academic year where they have 20 hour practice weeks. That’s 3,120 hours of practice hours. It’s more than any other varsity team on campus, even more than baseball according to head coach Pasha Spencer.
This is just during the team’s 20-hour weeks. In the off-season — only three weeks long, beginning in late November — the team practices eight hours a week to get as much training as possible, whether it’s out on the water, in the erg studio or lifting weights. They wake up almost every day at 5:15 a.m. just so they can make sure they’re on their way to the lake by 6:00 a.m.