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Why Washington? An In-Focus Look At Rowing For The Huskies
Release: 10/14/2010
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Oct. 14, 2010

SEATTLE - Recently, men's crew coach Michael Callahan and his assistant, Luke McGee, sat down with GoHuskies.com to discuss the memorable experiences that come with rowing at Washington.

The result was this video, which talks about the benefits that come with rowing at the UW, with shots of Lake Washington (where Husky oarsmen train) and Conibear Shellhouse (the team's home base). Callahan, a 1996 graduate of Washington, noted that the meritocracy that has been historically associated with the program is what brought him here from Virginia, a decree he continues to instill as the head coach today.

McGee expands upon the experience of rowing at Windermere Cup with 50,000 fans crammed around the Montlake Cut, an event he calls the closet an oarsman will ever be to "rowing in a stadium." McGee had the opportunity to compete at Windermere Cup with the USA 8+ against Canada, and he feels it's one of the more special arenas the sport has to offer, and something that is distinctly Washington.

The video is available on the Comcast All-Access player as well as Washington's official YouTube page.

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