They say the road to a championship is a tough one. They say the road to repeating is even harder. That will be the challenge for the Husky rowing programs this season.
For the 1997 Washington men's crew, last season was one of redemption. For the women's team, it was one of triumph and writing new pages in the history books.
The men captured the Intercollegiate Rowing Association national championship, their seventh national title overall and first since 1984. The women rowed themselves to the first-ever NCAA Rowing Championship title, which was also the first NCAA team championship for the University of Washington.
Let the dynasties begin. Like the Boston Celtics in the '60s and the Los Angeles Lakers in the '80s, Washington crew can boast its share of championships, with 15 between the two programs. In the 80's, the women took