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UW Rowers Hit Bay Area for Annual Dual with Cal
Release: 04/26/2000
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April 26, 2000

SEATTLE -
This Week
Washington Huskies
at
California Bears
Dual Regatta
Saturday, April 29
Redwood Shores (2,000 meters)
Redwood City, Calif.

What's Happening: Washington travels to Northern California for its annual home-and-home dual regatta with California. Racing takes place at Redwood Shores in Redwood City and events begin at 9:20 a.m.

This marks the final dual regatta of the season for the Husky rowers. The remaining home appearance for Washington comes May 6 for the 14th annual Windermere Cup and Opening Day festivities. The Egptian National men's and women's teams along with the US Naval Academy will participate. Following that, the Huskies gear up for the Pac-10 Conference Championships, May 14 in Sacramento, Calif.

For the third week in a row, the Washington women's team stands atop the USRowing Coaches Poll as the No. 1 team in the nation. The Husky men's team remains in the same spot as well, at No. 3. The California women dropped two spots, to No. 5 while the men remain at No. 1, where they have been ranked since the preseason.

Washington's varsity men's and women's eights are coming off a sweep of Oregon State on Lake Vancouver last weekend.

Race Schedule

W-Varsity Four	       9:20 a.m.
M-Varsity Eight 9:30 a.m.
W-Varsity Eight 9:40 a.m.
M-Junior Varsity Eight 9:55 a.m.
W-Junior Varsity Eight 10:05 a.m.
M-Freshman Eight 10:20 a.m.
W-Novice Eight 10:30 a.m.

Washington-California Dual History and Notes
o The men's varsity eight dual is one of the oldest sporting rivalries on the west coast. The Washington-California men's varsity eight dual series dates back to 1903, with 89 meetings between the two schools. At stake is the Schoch Cup, named after Delos Schoch of Washington's class of 1936. Washington currently leads the varsity series 63-24-1, but Cal snapped a six-year Husky streak last season.

o Washington and California have a women's varsity eight rivalry that dates back to 1977. The Huskies lead the series 17-5. The Huskies have won 16 of the past 18 races including first-place finishes in the last eight years.

o The men's JV race dates to 1939. UW has won 36 of the 56 meetings, but Cal has taken the last two. The men's freshman race also began in 1939 with the Huskies winning 47 of 56 meetings. Cal won last year in Seattle.

o The women's JV race began in 1975 and the Huskies have won seven straight and 15 of the last 17. Cal's last win was in 1990. The novice women's race began in 1977 and UW has won nine in a row. Cal's last win came in 1989. The boats did not race last season.

o Washington and Cal have met once already this season, in the grand finals at the San Diego Crew Classic, April 2. The Husky women's varsity won its final, while Cal finished second. In the men's varsity eight, Cal won while UW was second. The JV men won, while Cal was third and the freshmen men also won, while the Bears were second. The novice women finished first and Cal was second. The JV women were second in their grand final that did not include Cal.

Next Week
14th Annual Windermere Cup / Opening Day
Saturday, May 6
Montlake Cut (Seattle, Wash.)
Racing begins at 10:00 a.m.
Broadcast live on KOMO Radio (am 1000), at 10:45 a.m.
Live broadcast via internet at: www.komoradio.com
Delayed telecast on Fox Sports Net Northwest
Saturday, May 6 at 9 p.m.

USRowing/Collegiate Coaches Association Poll (April 26)
Women's Eight (first place votes)

1. Washington (9)
2. Brown (8)
3. Princeton
4. Yale
5. California
6. Virginia
7. Radcliffe
8. Michigan State
9. USC
10. Boston U.
11. Michigan
12. Wisconsin
13. Northeastern
14. Ohio State
15. Oregon State
16. Washington State
17. Penn
18. Iowa
19. Syracuse
20. Cornell

Men's Eight
1. California (15)

2. Brown (3)
3. Washington
4. Harvard
5. Princeton
6. Wisconsin
7. Penn
8. Dartmouth
9. Navy
10. Cornell
11. Syracuse
12. Columbia
13. Boston U.
14. Northeastern
15. Yale
16. Temple
17. Michigan
18. Oregon State
19. Virginia
20. Rutgers

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