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Husky Crews Sweep all 11 Races vs. Oregon State
Release: 04/30/2005
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April 30, 2005

SEATTLE - Washington crews swept first-place honors in all 11 races Saturday on the Montlake Cut, including the third-ranked men's near boat-length win over No. 10 Oregon State in the varsity eight competition during the annual dual regatta between the Northwest rowing rivals.

The Huskies' 12th-ranked varsity eight posted an open-water victory over the Beavers, heading a list of wins by UW crews in six women's races.

Washington won every event against OSU for the second straight season, matching the feat accomplished last season on Lake Vancouver.

Saturday's regatta featured the return of former UW men's freshman coach Fred Honebein who is in his first season as the head coach at Oregon State. Honebein has his top boat ranked in the top 10. The Beavers' game varsity crew maintained contact with the Huskies throughout the 2,000-meter course, but could not overcome an early deficit. Washington recorded a time of 5:43.0 and OSU finished in 5:46.0.

The Husky men's junior varsity remained undefeated, improving to 5-0 with an almost 10-second victory. UW won by open water with the fastest time of the day, 5:42.8. The Beavers finished in 5:52.5.

"I think we had a better race today than we did last weekend and that's where we need to be right now," said UW men's coach Bob Ernst who varsity eight sustained its only loss April 23 against No. 2 California. "We need to keep making progress. I don't think there's any question about it, we've got to find some more speed before we get to the IRA and hopefully the Pac-10. The good news is the varsity and jayvee are going pretty fast."

The Huskies left no doubt in the varsity women's race, going wire-to-wire for a convincing 10.5-second victory. UW clocked a time of 6:31.5 followed by the Beavers in 6:42.0.

The closest race of the day came in the women's junior varsity eight competition. Washington held off OSU to win by three seats with a time of 6:36.01. The Beavers finished in 6:37.14 and a second UW boat in 7:01.7.

"I was really happy with both the varsity and junior varsity's performance today. We took a really important step forward in being able to go out on race day and show our best stuff," remarked UW women's coach Eleanor McElvaine. "We still have some things that we need to work on, but they came ready to race and didn't let their nerves get to them like we did against Cal."

UW registered an impressive 18-second triumph in the women's varsity four race. The Huskies had a time of 7:18.0 and OSU crossed the finish line in 7:36.3.

Washington crews were also victorious in a trio of women's novice events for eights, second eights and fours. The Husky men also won the freshman and second freshman eight races and went unopposed in the varsity four.

The Huskies now turn their attention to the biggest regatta on their home schedule, the Windermere Cup.

"We're very excited for Windermere Cup coming up this weekend to continue our improvement and show what we have in front of all the hometown fans," McElvaine said.

The Huskies host the annual Windermere Cup regatta, Saturday, May 7 at 10:20 a.m. on the Montlake Cut This year's field includes Cornell and the Czech National Team along with a pairs race involving members of the U.S. men's eight that won the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics.

"We've got a big challenge coming again next week because those guys from Cornell and the Czech Republic are not going to be easy to beat," exclaimed Ernst. "We've got to be right on our game."

Montlake Cut; Seattle, Wash.
Saturday, April 30, 2005
(all events were 2,000 meters)

Women's Varsity Eight
1, UW 6:31.5. 2, OSU 6:42.0

     UW Lineup: cox-Dana Ryan, stroke-Courtney Plitt, 7-Kara Farquharson,
6-Sarah Hubbard, 5-Allison DePalma, 4-Megan Kalmoe,
3-Janelle Dubbins, 2-Olivia Morrow, bow-Marah Connole.

OSU Lineup: cox-Steph Parker, stroke-Amanda Florio, 7-Ami Rothberg, 6-Sarah Dubrasich, 5-Andrea Pleven, 4-Kate Laird, 3-Kristen Tomlinson, 2-Katie Sikstrom, bow-Kristin Tryon.

Men's Varsity Eight
1, UW 5:43.0. 2, OSU 5:46.0.

     UW Lineup: cox-Greg King, stroke-Dusan Nikolic, 7-Scott Gault,
6-Brett Newlin, 5-Giuseppe Lanzone, 4-Kyle Larson,
3-Ante Kusurin, 2-Marti Rogulja, bow-Cooper Lange.

OSU Lineup: cox-Dylan Moro, stroke-Matt Wisbeck, 7-Adam Wing, 6-Greg Everett, 5-Norman Wentworth, 4-Ben Moser, 3-Ben Sherrett, 2-Jay Schamber, bow-Adam Carlton.

Women's Junior Varsity Eight
1, UW 6:36.01. 2, OSU 6:37.14. 3, UW "B" 7:01.7.

     UW Lineup: cox-Eva Anderson, stroke-Michael Kohan, 7-Liz Simenstad,
6-Sanda Hangan, 5-Amanda Jensen, 4-Alina Tabacaru,
3-Gemma Edward-Aron, 2-Andrea Sooter, bow-Katie Gardner.

UW "B" Lineup: cox-Stephanie Brog, stroke-Julie Rossman, 7-Megan Blanton, 6-Anne Buher, 5-Stephanie Martin, 4-Victoria Gibson, 3-Karen Magnuson, 2-Annie Anderson, bow-Alaina Garrie.

Men's Junior Varsity Eight
1, UW 5:42.8. 2, OSU 5:52.5.

     UW Lineup: cox-Stephen Hertzfeld, stroke-Kiel Peterson, 7-Scott Schmidt,
6-Aljosa Corovic, 5-Colin Phillips, 4-Jacob Pettit,
3-Matt Kopicky, 2-Tyler Smith, bow-Evan Galloway.

Women's Varsity Four
1, UW 7:18.0. 2, OSU 7:36.3.

     UW Lineup: cox-Katie Peyer, stroke-Katie Anderson, 3-Asiha Grigsby,
2-Erin Lee, bow-Katherine Ramos.

Men's Varsity Four
1, UW "B" 6:34.7. 2, UW 6:36.8.

     UW Lineup: cox-Adrian Andrews, stroke-Joe Martinez, 3-Craig Tyler,
2-Adam Van Winkle, bow-Dustin Kraus.

UW "B" Lineup: cox-Mary Katherine Langlais, stroke-Thomas Schlenker, 3-David Edward-Aron, 2-Nic Wolfe, bow-Alan Oriard.

Women's Novice Eight
1, UW 6:42.3. 2, OSU 6:44.9

     UW Lineup: cox-Alysha Koorji, stroke-Jamie Unwin, 7-Ashley Jones,
6-Britany Jackson, 5-Charlene Franklin, 4-Noelle Broom,
3-Kristen Dwyer-O'Connor, 2-Kim Armstrong, bow-Taryn Langlois.

Men's Freshman Eight
1, UW 5:58.5. 2, OSU 6:07.8.

     UW Lineup: cox-Dean Pearson, stroke-Rob Gibson, 7-Toby Dankbaar,
6-Steve Full, 5-Andrew Beaton, 4-Drew Fowler,
3-Thomas McCrea, 2-Luke Carney, bow-Derek Devries.

Women's Second Novice Eight
1, UW 6:55.0. 2, OSU 7:15.9. 3, UW "B" 7:17.8.

     UW Lineup: cox-Laura Holcomb, stroke-Gillian White, 7-Brittney Pierce,
6-Erika Sweet, 5-Jessica Fernen, 4-Iva Dermendjieva,
3-Adrienne Branca, 2-Danielle Berz, bow-Sandra Vogel.

UW "B" Lineup: cox-Ciara Huntington, stroke-Nicole Madison, 7-Jamie Storm, 6-Betsy Page, 5-Leslie Hansen, 4-Tracy Turnure, 3-Kailey Harem, 2-Kelsey Whitcomb, bow-Kara Mulflur.

Men's Second Freshman Eight
1, UW 6:11.6. 2, OSU 6:17.7.

     UW Lineup: cox-Rianna Rowley, stroke-James Franck, 7-Kip Nordby,
6-Chase Stoudt, 5-Christopher Matel, 4-Aston Tennefoss,
3-Jason Airey, 2-David Marshall, bow-John Marquart.

Women's Novice Four
1, UW 8:02.3. 2, OSU 8:19.3.

     UW Lineup: cox-Ciara Huntington, stroke-Leslie Hansen, 3-Kristine Gauthier,
2-Sara Zwiefelhofer, bow-Sarah Hopkins.
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