Seniors And Juniors Dominate 113th Class Day
Husky Crew Ready To Kick Off 2014 Season With 113th Class Day
SEATTLE Ė Ever since September when these freshmen stepped on campus, they have been going. When you look at the experience of an 18-year-old living on a college campus by themselves for the first time, it is overwhelming: balancing social life and homework, going to class or sleeping in, doing laundry or doing reading. But for 58 new Huskies, this wasn't all they were dealing with; they also were tackling the absolute grind that comes with training with Washington Rowing.
Class Day Flier
SEATTLE Ė Wednesday night the Seattle Sports Commission hosted their 79th annual Seattle Sports Star of the Year awards, where numerous husky players and teams were nominated across all categories.
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.
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 University of Washington Men's rowing team finished the three mile Championship Four race of the 49th annual Head of the Charles Regatta in 16:49.371 and took home fourth place. In the Championship Eight race the Huskies finished in a mere 14:55.482 and took home ninth.
This weekend the reigning IRA champion will make its 2013-14 competitive debut when the Washington men's rowing team takes part in the 49th annual Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Mass.
Michael Callahan, the former Husky and world-champion rower and now coach of the three-time defending national-champion Washington crew, surprises his rowers and 300 of his program's supporters by bringing the hallowed Varsity Challenge Cup to UW.
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.