Women's Crew - Archives 2014
Class Day Flier
Her dream was forged early. Huddled in front of an old, rabbit-eared television in the middle of a New Zealand winter, a seven-year-old Kirstyn Goodger watched the Summer Olympics and was transformed. "I saw someone get a gold medal, and remember seeing the expression on their face and I was just overcome in that moment," she said. "I knew right then that I wanted to go to the Olympics."
It was a beautiful, clear day down on the water at this year's Head of the Lake regatta. The amazing event, put on by the Lake Washington Rowing Club and the University of Washington, and weather was the perfect setting to highlight the thriving rowing community in the Seattle area.
On Sunday the fall season will come to a close for both of University of Washington rowing teams at the Head of the Lake Regatta host by the Lake Washington Rowing Club. The crews will take on the 3.1-mile course, starting at 8:00 am PT, which starts in Lake Union, continues through Portage Bay and the Montlake cut before finishing in Lake Washington.
The Washington Women's rowing team traveled down to California this weekend to race in the annual Head of The American regatta. The Huskies took home the gold in both the Women's Collegiate 8+ (16:51.5) and Women's Collegiate 2- (19:44.7) races.
On Saturday the Washington women's rowing team will take to the water for the annual Head of The American Regatta in Rancho Cordova, Calif.
The Washington men's and women's crew teams are looking for walk-on rowers to join the squad in the fall. No previous rowing experience is necessary. According to men's assistant coach Rick Gherst, "the walk-on athlete is what Washington Rowing was built on. We are committed to making sure that opportunity still exists."
The University of Washington rowing team had 15 former and current athletes and coaches competing at the highest level of the sport at the World Rowing Championships held in Chungju Tangeum Lake, Korea, from Aug. 24-Sept. 1.
As with all international regattas this season, Washington rowing will once again be well-represented when the 2013 World Rowing Championships begin this Sunday.