April 25, 2003
SATURDAY, APRIL 26 --
#2 Washington vs. #1 California
9:00 a.m. PDT
Lake Washington (Montlake Cut) / Seattle, Wash.
A rowing rivalry that dates back 100 years has its 93rd renewal Saturday, April 26 when the top-ranked California men's and women's crews visit Seattle to take on Washington which is No. 2 in both polls. The dual regatta starts at 9 a.m. on Lake Washington with each of the eight 2,000-meter races finishing at the west end of the Montlake Cut. The Huskies hosted California on June 3, 1903 in the school's inaugural collegiate race. UW defeated Cal by three boat lengths in a four-oared event that was contested over a 1 1/2-mile Lake Washington course. Now, 100 years later, the two Pacific-10 Conference schools are collegiate rowing powerhouses. The Golden Bears won the last four men's national championships. Washington, which won gold in 1997, placed third last season. The Huskies are the only crew to defeat the Cal men's varsity eight during the last five years, having beaten the Bears by nearly two seconds on April 27, 2002 at Redwood Shores. The UW women won the last two NCAA varsity eight titles. Cal, the 2002 NCAA bronze medalist, won the 2003 San Diego Crew Classic by less than one second over the Huskies.
* Washington's first collegiate race was June 3, 1903 against California. UW won a four-oared event by three lengths on Seattle's Lake Washington.
* The Huskies won last year at Cal, dealing the Bears' their only men's varsity eight loss since 1998.
* The UW women's varsity eight won the last 12 dual races vs. Cal, but lost by .08 April 6 in San Diego.
Quest for the Cups
The men's varsity eight winner takes home the Schoch Cup, named after Delos Schoch of Washington's class of 1936. Schoch lettered three years (1934-36) as a Husky oarsman. Washington currently leads the varsity series 65-26-1. The women's varsity eight victor receives the inaugural Simpson Cup. The trophy was donated by longtime Husky Crew supporters Hunter and Dottie Simpson whose daughter, Anne, rowed at Cal. The Simpson Cup replaces the Big Oar trophy that is being retired after 22 years.
UW-CAL DUAL REGATTA SCHEDULE
9:00 a.m. Women's Varsity Four
9:05 a.m. Men's Varsity Four
9:30 a.m. Women's Junior Varsity Eight
9:40 a.m. Men's Freshman Eight
9:50 a.m. Women's Varsity Eight
10:10 a.m. Men's Junior Varsity Eight
10:20 a.m. Women's Novice Eight
10:30 a.m. Men's Varsity Eight
We Meet Again
Saturday marks the second confrontation this season for Washington and California which met April 5-6 at the San Diego Crew Classic. The Golden Bears won the men's varsity eight title with a one-second win over UW. Cal claimed the women's varsity eight crown, edging Washington by .08 (6:42.5 to 6:42.58) in a race determined by a photo finish. The Huskies won the women's junior varsity eight event in San Diego while California was the fastest boat in the men's freshman eight competition.
Quoting the Coaches
Washington men's coach Bob Ernst: "It's the oldest thing in the history of Washington rowing -- racing against California. They're the four-time defending national champions, they're the No. 1 team in the country and they're coming to our house. We're all excited about it. They are a good program and they have a lot of good athletes, but we're looking forward to racing them. We beat them down there at Redwood Shores on their home course in the dual last year. I guess when you are coaching, you use any trick you can so Steve's (Gladstone) probably talking about revenge."
Washington women's coach Jan Harville: "We've been working at trying to get faster since Cal beat us in San Diego. It's one of those situations that it's pretty easy to be motivated to improve. We've been working really hard to get faster knowing that we can't make any mistakes. We're going to go out and try to be as aggressive as we can and Cal is too so it ought to be a great race. "
Washington-California Dual History
* Men's Varsity Eight
UW leads 65-26-1 in series than began in 1903. Huskies won last year, snapping three-year Cal streak.
* Women's Varsity Eight
UW leads 21-5 and won the last 12 races in the dual series that dates to 1977. Cal's last win was 1990 in Oakland.
* Men's Junior Varsity Eight
UW leads 37-22. Cal won in 2002.
* Women's Junior Varsity Eight
UW won last 10 and leads series 23-3. Cal's last win was 1990.
* Men's Freshman Eight
UW won the last two races and leads 50-9 all-time.
* Women's Novice Eight
UW leads 19-6. Cal's 2002 win snapped 11-race UW streak.
WASHINGTON LINEUPS FOR CAL DUAL
Men's Varsity Eight
cox: Ryan Marks (Sr. / Dartmouth, Mass. / Tabor Academy)
stroke - Dusan Nikolic (Soph. / Belgrade, Serbia / 11th Belgrade)
7 - Marko Petrovic (Jr. / Joplin, Mo. / Belgrade, Serbia / 14th Belgrade)
6 - John Lorton (Sr. / Seattle, Wash. / University Prep)
5 - Ante Kusurin (Soph. / Zagreb, Croatia / Titus Brezovacki)
4 - Brett Newlin (Soph. / Riverton, Wyo. / Michgan State)
3 - Giuseppe Lanzone (Soph. / McLean, Va. / McLean)
2 - Andy Derrick (Jr. / Cincinnati, Ohio / St. Xavier)
bow - Sam Burns (Jr. / Seattle, Wash. / O'Dea)
Men's Junior Varsity Eight
cox: Chris O'Brien (Jr. / Cincinnati, Ohio / St. Xavier)
stroke - Ian Sawyer (Jr. / Auckland, NZ / Takapana / Tamalpias, San Francisco)
7 - Kyle Larson (Soph. / Mount Vernon, Wash. / Mount Vernon)
6 - Charles Minett (Sr. / Stratford, Ontario / Rockaway Collegiate)
5 - Gints Salaks (Jr. / Riga, Latvia / Orange Coast College)
4 - Scott Gault (Soph. / Piedmont, Calif. / Piedmont)
3 - John Taylor (Jr. / Tacoma, Wash. / Charles Wright)
2 - Jeff Jorgensen (Sr. / Roswell, Ga. / Roswell)
bow - Mathew Kopicky (Soph. / Seattle, Wash. / Ballard)
Men's Freshman Eight
cox: Adrian Andrews (Tiburon, Calif. / Redwood)
stroke - Colin Phillips (San Diego, Calif. / The Bishop's School)
7 - Daniel Harm (Seattle, Wash. / Lakeside)
6 - Cooper Rooks (Bainbridge Island, Wash. / Bainbridge)
5 - Brodie Buckland (Olympia, Wash. / Capitol)
4 - Scott Schmidt (Grosse Isle, Mich. / Grosse Isle)
3 - Adam Van Winkle (Mukilteo, Wash. / Kamiak)
2 - Craig Tyler (Camas, Wash. / Camas)
bow - Tyler Smith (Issaquah, Wash. / Issaquah)
Men's Varsity Four "A"
cox: Melissa Wengard (Sr. / Seattle, Wash. / Holy Names Academy)
stroke - Seth Berling (Belvedere, Calif. / St. Ignatius)
3 - John Kenfield (Visalia, Calif. / Redwood)
2 - Ben Fletcher (Jr. / Moraga, Calif. / Miramounte)
bow - Evan Galloway (Bainbridge Island, Wash. / Bainbridge Island)
Men's Varsity Four "B"
cox: Stephen Hertzfeld (Bethseda, Md. / Chevy Chase)
stroke - Gavin Grant (Sr. / Canton, Mass. / Noble & Greenough)
3 - John Heylin (Soph. / Canyon, Calif. / De La Salle)
2 - Nick Hudson (Soph. / Ross, Calif. / Redwood)
bow - Casey Clingan (Jr. / Seattle, Wash. / Roosevelt)
Women's Varsity Eight
cox: Anne Hessburg (Sr. / Wenatchee, Wash. / Wenatchee)
stroke - Lauren Estevenin (Sr. / Fublaines, France / Bothell, Wash. / Inglemoor)
7 - Carrie Stasiak (Sr. / St. Catharines, Ontario / Holy Cross)
6 - Adrienne Hunter (Sr. / Toronto, Ontario / Havergal College)
5 - Heidi Hurn (Sr. / Redmond, Wash. / Eastlake)
4 - Jessica Harm (Sr. / Seattle, Wash. / Lakeside)
3 - Erin Curry (Sr. / Encinitas, Calif. / La Costa Canyon)
2 - Mary Reeves (Jr. / Dayton, Wash. / Dayton)
bow - Yvonneke Stenken (Jr. / Sacramento, Calif. / Rio Americano)
Women's Junior Varsity Eight
cox: Megan Mach (Jr. / Seattle, Wash. / Ballard)
stroke - Sanda Hangan (Soph. / Dorohoi, Romania / Traian Lalescu)
7 - Courtney Matson (Soph. / Seattle, Wash. / Roosevelt)
6 - Alina Tabacaru (Fr. / Bacau, Romania / Sport)
5 - Amanda Jensen (Soph. / Tacoma, Wash. / Wilson)
4 - Margaret Henry (Soph. / Spanaway, Wash. / Bethel)
3 - Gemma Edward-Aron (Soph. / San Anselmo, Calif. / Sir Francis Drake)
2 - Signe Johannes (Jr. / Hoquiam, Wash. / Hoquiam)
bow - Michael Kohan (Soph. / Juneau, Ak. / Douglas)
Women's Novice Eight
cox: Eva Anderson (Lake Forest Park, Wash. / Shorecrest)
stroke - Courtney Mitchell (Seattle, Wash. / Holy Names Academy)
7 - Kim Matz (Puyallup, Wash. / Puyallup)
6 - Katie Ball (Los Gatos, Calif. / Los Gatos)
5 - Allison DePalma (Campbell, Calif. / Notre Dame)
4 - Marah Connole (Helena, Mont. / Helena)
3 - Megan Kalmoe (St. Croix Falls, Wisc. / St. Croix Falls)
2 - Jessica Ahlering (Laguna Niguel, Calif. / Santa Margarita)
bow - Olivia Morrow (San Diego, Calif. / Scripps Ranch)
Women's Varsity Four
cox: Dana Ryan (Soph. / La Jolla, Calif. / The Bishop's School)
stroke - Lindsay Schwarz (Sr. / Centralia, Wash. / Centralia)
3 - Nicole Mazikowski (Jr. / Olympia, Wash. / River Ridge)
2 - Katherine Ramos (Soph. / McLean, Va. / McLean)
bow - Lisa Krikava (Sr. / Issaquah, Wash. (Issaquah)
Women's Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Jan Harville (Washington '74), 23rd year
Novice Coach: Eleanor McElvaine (Washington '85) 13th year
Assistant Varsity Coach: Erin O'Connell (Washington '96) 6th year
UW Men's Varsity Eight
Four rowers return from Washington's men's varsity eight crew that posted a third-place national showing in 2002. The returning rowers are Dusan Nikolic, Marko Petrovic, John Lorton and Sam Burns. Also returning to the Huskies' top boat is coxswain Ryan Marks. Marks and Lorton and the only seniors in the youthful UW varsity eight that is comprised of four sophomores and three juniors.
UW Women's Varsity Eight
Five rowers return from last year's undefeated women's varsity eight that won its second straight NCAA championship. The returning rowers are Lauren Estevenin, Heidi Hurn, Adrienne Hunter, Carrie Stasiak and Yvonneke Stenken. Senior coxswain Anne Hessburg, who directed UW to the 2002 junior varsity title, is one of seven seniors in the veteran boat that also features two juniors.
Bob Ernst begins his 29th season of coaching at Washington and his 16th year as head coach of the men's team. Ernst is the only coach in the country to lead both a men's and women's crew to national titles. He is joined by freshman coach Fred Honebein, who directed his crews to back-to-back IRA Championships in 2001 and 2002. Jan Harville enters her 23rd year with the program and her 16th as the women's head coach. She was named the 2001 Seattle Post-Intelligencer Sports Star of the Year after leading the Huskies to their third NCAA team title. Harville is assisted by novice coach Eleanor McElvaine and assistant varsity coach Erin O'Connell.
MEN--The third-ranked Wisconsin men's varsity eight led for most of the race and held off a late challenge by No. 2 Washington to win by nearly a boat length April 19 on Lake Mendota and capture the W Cup for the first time in the 11-year history of the dual regatta. Wisconsin completed the 2,000-meter course in 6:09.1 while the Huskies finished in 9:12.0. Washington led early before the Badgers gradually drew even at the 400-meter mark and steadily pulled ahead to eventually finish with their coxswain alongside the Huskies' bow at the finish line. "Washington has the elements and tools this year and in the future to be one of the greatest collegiate crews ever," said Wisconsin coach Chris Clark. "We were lucky to win today."
WOMEN--Washington crews won five of seven races April 12 during the annual dual regatta with Washington State on the Snake River. The Huskies won the days' featured event as the second-ranked UW women's varsity eight raced to a convincing six-second victory over No. 12 WSU. The Washington women also registered victories in the third varsity eight, the novice eight, the second novice eight and the novice four events.
Windermere Real Estate and the University of Washington have assembled a spectacular field for the 2003 Windermere Cup regatta, including a match race between the world champion men's eight from Canada and the United States' National Team. The 17th-annual Windermere Cup takes place Saturday, May 3 at 10:20 a.m. on the Montlake Cut to start the Seattle Yacht Club Opening Day festivities. Rowing against host Washington in the men's eight-oared race are Poland's national team and Northeastern University from Boston, Mass. Joining the NCAA champion UW women's eight are a national team from Belarus along with the University of Notre Dame. This is the inaugural Windermere Cup appearance for all of those visiting crews. The Polish National Team placed fifth in the "B" final at the 2003 World Championships. Northeastern placed second in the petite final at the 2002 IRA Championships, finishing eighth overall in men's eights. The Windermere Cup women's field is also loaded with quality competition. Belarus finished fifth among women's eight competitors at the 2003 World Championships. Notre Dame finished 13th in the final 2002 rankings after qualifying a boat in the varsity eight event at the NCAA Championships. The Windermere Challenge Cup features a match race between the men's national teams from Canada and the USA. Canada claimed its first world title in the men's eight event last year. The U.S. placed third at the 2002 world championships after winning three straight gold medals between 1997-99. The Windermere Cup races are the headline event of the 34th-annual Opening Day Regatta on Lake Washington's Montlake Cut and are held in conjunction with the Seattle Yacht Club's annual celebration of the opening of yachting season. The Opening Day Regatta has been a traditional part of the ceremonies surrounding the opening of yachting season since 1970, and the women's intercollegiate races were added to the schedule in 1976. The regatta is the preliminary event to the yacht club parade, sponsored annually by the Seattle Yacht Club. Thousands of spectators, in boats and on shore, annually line the unique 2,000-meter Lake Washington course through the Montlake Cut.
Washington has several special events scheduled this spring to honor 100 years of Husky Crew, including an Anniversary Banquet May 1. The Huskies hosted California on June 3, 1903 in the school's inaugural collegiate race. UW defeated Cal by three boat lengths in a four-oared event over a 1 1/2-mile Lake Washington Course.
No other rowing program in the country had as outstanding a year as the Washington men's and women's crews combined. The women won the NCAA varsity and junior varsity eight titles en route to a second-place team finish. The Husky men won gold medals in the freshman eight and open four events at the IRA Championships and earned bronze in both the varsity and junior varsity eights.
Washington announced its 2003 team captains during Class Day festivities last weekend. Senior Carrie Stasiak (St. Catharines, Ontario), a fourth-year rower who is currently in the varsity No. 7 seat, is the women's captain. Senior Charles Minett (Stratford, Ontario), a fourth-year rower who is currently the No 6 seat in the junior eight, was named captain of the men's team.
SATURDAY, MAY 3 --
Windermere Cup Regatta
10:20 a.m. PDT
(delayed Fox Sports Northwest TV)
Lake Washington (Montlake Cut) / Seattle, Wash.