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Release: 05/10/2000
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May 10, 2000

SEATTLE - THIS WEEK: Washington travels to Sacramento, Calif. for the Pacific-10 Conference Championships, Sunday, May 14 on Lake Natoma. Heat racing begins with the women's varsity four at 7:50 a.m. Grand finals begin at 12:40 p.m. that same afternoon. The final races of the day, the women's and men's varsity eight grand finals, are set for 3:45 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively. Eight Pac-10 schools compete for conference titles: California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, UW and WSU. Several other crews compete for the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships at the same venue.
Husky varsity, junior varsity and frosh/novice eights will compete, along with men's and women's varsity fours. This year marks the 41st annual competition for men and the 14th annual for women.

WE'RE STILL THE ONE: The undefeated Washington women's varsity eight remains the No. 1 team in the nation for the sixth week in a row, according to the May 10 USRowing/Collegiate Coaches Association Poll. The women were ranked third in the preseason poll and moved up to No. 1 after the San Diego Crew Classic, April 2.
The Husky men's varsity eight also stayed in the same spot, at No. 3, behind California and Brown, though this week they are tied with Harvard in that ranking. Washington's only losses this season have come at the hands of the Cal Bears, at San Diego (April 2) and in the dual at Redwood Shores (April 29).

PAC-10 GRAND FINALS SCHEDULE - SUNDAY, MAY 14

12:50 p.m.	Women's Varsity Four
1:10 p.m. Men's Varsity Four
1:40 p.m. Men's Freshman Eight
2:10 p.m. Women's Novice Eight
2:30 p.m. Women's Junior Varsity Eight
2:50 p.m. Men's Junior Varsity Eight
3:45 p.m. Women's Varsity Eight
4:00 p.m. Men's Varsity Eight

HUSKIES at the PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS: The Washington women completed a clean sweep of the competition at the 1999 championships, winning conference titles in the varsity, junior varsity and novice eights and the varsity four. It was the sixth time they had accomplished the feat since 1977. Washington's varsity eight has won all but four races, including the last eight in a row, since 1977. UCLA (1990, 91) and California (1978, 79) are the only other crews to win conference crowns. The junior varsity has won 14 overall and three straight while the novice women have won five in a row and 17 overall. The varsity four claimed its first gold medal since 1995 last year and has won 12 total.
The men's varsity four was the lone winner for Washington last year as it captured a fifth straight gold medal. The varsity eight had won eight in a row from 1990 to 1997 but has lost the last two to California. Husky varsity crews have captured 28 gold medals since competition began as the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships in 1960. Junior varsity crews have won 23 titles overall and the freshman have won 22 overall. Both the JV and frosh boats have finished second the last two years, to California.

Washington Lineups for Pac-10 Championships

Men's Varsity Eight
cox: Tim Lewis (Jr., Buffalo, NY)
stroke - Eric Funk (Sr., Margate, NJ)
7 - John Clark (Sr., Orlando, Fla.)
6 - Mike Chait (Sr., Seattle, Wash.)
5 - Tim Brislin (Sr., Harveys Lake, Pa)
4 - Pete Dembicki (So., Mill Bay, B.C.)
3 - Whit Hammond (Sr., Seattle, Wash.)
2 - Matt Deakin (So., San Francisco, Calif.)
bow - Hans Hurn (Jr., Redmond, Wash.)

Women's Varsity Eight
cox: Mary Whipple (So., Sacramento, Calif.)
stroke: Sabina Telenska (Sr., Prague, Czech Republic)
7 - Nicole Borges (Jr., Mississauga, Ontario)
6 - Rika Geyser (Jr., Pretoria, South Africa)
5 - Vanessa Tavalero (Sr., Sacramento, Calif.)
4 - Anna Mickelson (So., Bellevue, Wash.)
3 - Lindsey Horton (Sr., Olympia, Wash.)
2 -- Theresa Nygren-Birkholz (Sr., Seattle, Wash.)
bow - Nicole Rogers (Jr., Larkspur, Calif.)

Men's Junior Varsity Eight
cox: Andrew Yeung (Jr., Hong Kong)
stroke: Kelsey McDaniel (Jr., Cobble Hill, B.C.)
7-Brendon Patterson (So., Clayton, Mo.)
6-Jesse Huey (Jr., Arlington, Wash.)
5-Doug Adams (Jr., Aiken, S.C.)
4-Chris Hawkins (So., Seattle, Wash.)
3-Matt Farrer (So., Savannah, Ga.)
2- Alex Wahnsiedler (Sr., Eugene, Ore.)
bow-Lucas Ahlstrand (So., Oakland, Ca.)

Women's Junior Varsity Eight
cox: Lara Tilmanis (Sr., Portland, Ore.)
stroke: Noelle Anderson (Jr., Marysville, Wash.)
7-Romany McNamara (Jr., San Francisco, Calif.)
6-Kara Nykreim (So., Tacoma, Wash.)
5-Erin Becht (So., Buffalo, NY)
4-Kim Oates (Sr., Tacoma, Wash.)
3-Jenni Vesnaver (So., Adelaide, Australia)
2-Leslie Rattan (Jr., Madison, Wisc.)
bow-Maggie Seay (Sr., Seattle, Wash.)

Men's Freshman Eight
cox: Ryan Marks (Fr., Dartmouth, Mass.)
stroke - Gavin Grant (Fr., Canton, Mass.)
7 - Kevin Smythe (Fr., Miami, Fla.)
6 - Charles Minett (Fr., Stratford, Ontario)
5 - John Lorton (Fr., Seattle, Wash.)
4 - Bill Liston (Fr., Bellevue, Wash.)
3 - Morgan West (Fr., Oakland, Calif.)
2 - Patrick Rawn (Fr., Wenatchee, Wash.)
bow - Steve Branstetter (Fr., Bellevue, Wash.)

Women's Novice Eight
cox: Anne Hessburg (Fr., Wenatchee, Wash.)
stroke: Lauren Estevenin (Fr., Meaux, France)
7 - Carrie Stasiak (Fr., St. Catharines, Ont.)
6 - Adrienne Hunter (Fr., Toronto, Ont.)
5 - Heidi Hurn (Fr., Redmond, Wash.)
4 - Rachelle Rochelle (Fr., Bainbridge Island, Wash.)
3 - Tatiana Douttchak (Jr., Vashon Island, Wash.)
2 - Erin Curry (Fr., Carlsbad, Calif.)
bow - Jessica Harm (Fr., Seattle, Wash.)

Men's Varsity Four
cox: Lacy Doolin (So., Sarasota, Fla.)
stroke - Jon Burns (Jr., Vancouver, Wash.)
3 - Perry Estevenin (Sr., Fublaines, France)
2 - Chris Clay (Jr., Woodbridge, Va.)
bow - Andy Altman (So., Kentfield, Calif.)

Women's Varsity Four
cox: Maile Barber (So., Lynden,Wash.)
stroke - Alexa Helsell (So., Seattle, Wash.)
3 - Mary Strazer (Sr., Portland, Ore.)
2 - Shannon Oates (So., Tacoma, Wash.)
bow - Lora Steele (So., Ballarat, Australia)

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