SEATTLE - UW Director of Athletics Scott Woodward announced today that Head Women's Rowing Coach Bob Ernst has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately. Ernst was in his 42nd year at Washington.
UW women's crew did not drop a race at the annual Head of the Lake regatta, sweeping all three eights events and taking the top three spots in the fours to cap off a highly productive fall season.
UW women's crew will conclude its fall racing schedule with the Head of the Lake regatta this Sunday, Nov. 8 on the Huskies' home course, the Montlake Cut. Racing begins at 8 a.m. PT.
UW women's crew had a great showing at the Head of the American regatta, taking first and third in the women's collegiate eights and finishing eight pairs in the top 13 of the women's collegiate pairs.
UW women's crew will open fall competition at the Head of the American on Saturday, October 24, on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif.
Danielle Olson wasn't a student this summer. The standout rower wasn't an athlete. For 27 days, the senior was simply "The Machine."
UW women's crew head coach Bob Ernst hosted a group of 16 of top Chinese entrepreneurs in a week long rowing training camp as part of a 12-day stay for the group in Seattle, teaching them the basics of the sport and helping them experience the culture of rowing and the city.
Washington alumna Megan Kalmoe has been named the USRowing Female Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row. Her 2015 was highlighted by her winning a gold medal in the quadruple sculls at the Senior World Championships in France.
UW women's crew head coach Bob Ernst has named Alan Meininghaus as the Huskies' second assistant coach ahead of the 2015-16 season
Washington men's and women's crew will be holding an open tryout for walk-ons on September 30 at 4 p.m. PT at the Conibear Shellhouse. No previous rowing experience is needed to try out.
Rowing as part of the historically dominant U.S women's eight, Huskies Kerry Simmonds and Katelin Snyder helped the U.S. win its 10th straight world championship as the duo became the third and fourth UW alumni to win gold at the 2015 Senior World Championships.
Several Huskies were in action in event finals on Saturday at the Senior World Championships, highlighted by Megan Kalmoe and her quadruple sculls crew winning a gold medal and multiple UW alumni helping qualify their boats for the 2016 Olympics.