April 7, 2011
Setting the Scene: Huskies Travel To Oregon State & Washington State
The Washington men's crew program makes a rare appearance in Oregon on April 9 as the No. 1 Huskies open the intercollegiate portion of their schedule. UW will be taking four boats (varsity 8+, second varsity 8+, varsity 4+ and freshmen 8+) to Dexter Lake in the Willamete Valley to race No. 16 Oregon State at 12:30 p.m.
The event is held in conjunction with the Covered Bridge Regatta, which features masters and juniors competitors from all across the Pacific Northwest.
A few select men's boats will travel to the Palouse to face Washington State's men's club program on the Snake River in Lewiston, Idaho.
The official Twitter page of the Husky Crew will also have live in-race updates: http://Twitter.com/UWHuskyCrew. Results from the Covered Bridge Regatta can be found the event's personal Twitter feed: http://Twitter.com/OAR_CBR. Post-race recap will be available on GoHuskies.com, the official Web site of Husky athletics.
Huskies Coaching Staff
Now in his fourth year as head coach of the men's program, Michael Callahan is coming off a 2010 season where the Huskies captured their fourth straight Ten Eyck trophy. In 2009, Washington swept all three races at the IRA Regatta, becoming the first team to accomplish the feat since the Huskies also did so in 1997. Prior to taking over the men's coaching position, Callahan served for three seasons as the Huskies freshmen coach. A 1996 graduate of the University of Washington, Callahan has also been an active member on the international level, where he's competed and coached. Luke McGee handles the coaching duties for the freshmen, who are coming off back-to-back undefeated seasons, including a Temple Cup victory in the Henley Royal Regatta in 2010.
Last Time Out
This marks the first intercollegiate event for the men's crew program this spring. Unofficially, the Huskies began the spring racing season on the Montlake Cut with the 110th Class Day Regatta on March 26. The junior men took advantage of an inadvertant air horn to walk past the seniors in the George M. Varnell eight race.
Each year after the Class Day Regatta, the Huskies select two captains to lead their program into the brunt of the spring season. Senior Maxwell Weaver will sport the star on Washington's traditional white oars for the men's crew program.
About Oregon State University
Oregon State Beavers is ranked No. 15 in the nation according to the USRowing Collegiate poll. The Beavers are coached by Steve Todd, who is in his fourth year coaching in Corvallis. Todd is a 2000 graduate of Washington and is a Seattle-area native.
The Beavers competed last week at the San Diego Crew Classic, finishing fourth in the Grand Final battle for the Copley Cup. OSU crossed the finish line with a time of 6:11.10, behind Cal's winning time of 5:54.90.
The 2,000-meter, seven-lane course on Dexter Lake is located on Lowell State Park, which is 22 miles southeast of Eugene, Ore. To reach the course from I-5, take Hwy. 58 eastbound (exit 188A), 13 miles to Dexter Lake.
Scouting The Huskies
The Huskies, the four-time defending Ten Eyck champions, are ranked No. 1 in the nation to start the season. Washington has eight of nine student-athletes from the varsity 8+ that finished just behind Cal for the National Championship last June at the IRAs.
On the Horizon
The Huskies are back on the Montlake Cut on April 23 for the 100th Cal Dual. Washington swept all four races against the Golden Bears last year down in Redwood Shores, Calif.
Saturday OSU Schedule
12:30 p.m. Men's Freshmen 8+
12:40 p.m. Men's Second Varsity 8+
12:50 p.m. Men's Varsity 8+
1:00 p.m. Championship 4+
Saturday WSU Schedule
9:15 a.m. Men's Varsity 8+ (featuring UW 3V8)
9:45 a.m. Men's Second Varsity 8+ (featuring UW 4V8)
10:30 a.m. Men's Freshmen 8+ (featuring UW 2F8)
11:00 a.m. Men's Second Freshmen 8+ (featuring UW 3F8)
11:15 a.m. Men's Varsity 4+
Probable Oregon State Lineups
cox - Sam Ojserkis (Linwood, N.J. / Mainland Regional)
stroke - Nenad Bulicic (Belgrade, Serbia)
7 - Anthony Jacob (Vancouver, B.C. / Vancouver College)
6 - Hans Struzyna (Kirkland, Wash. / Bellevue Christian)
5 - Robert Munn (Redmond, Wash. / Redmond)
4 - Conlin McCabe (Brockville, Ontario / BCI)
3 - Ambrose Puttmann (Cincinnati, Ohio / St. Xavier)
2 - Mathis Jessen (Hamburg, Germany / Rudolf-Steiner-Bergstedt)
bow - Alex Bunkers (Maitland, Fla. / Winter Park)
Second Varsity 8+
cox - Michelle Darby (North Andover, Mass. / Phillips Academy)
stroke - Dusan Milovanovic (Novi Sad, Serbia / Gymnasium Svetozar Markovic)
7 - Tom Lehmann (Rovershagen, Germany / Gymnasium an der Rostocker)
6 - Hannes Heppner (Berlin, Germany / Fachgymnasium Molln)
5 - Ty Otto (Seattle, Wash. / Thomas Jefferson)
4 - Maxwell Weaver (Snohomish, Wash. / Snohomish)
3 - Mijo Rudelj (Kastel Ctafilic, Croatia / Braca Radic)
2 - A.J. Brooks (Costa Mesa, Calif. / Newport Harbor)
bow - Jay Thompson (Boulder, Colo. / Fairview)
cox - Dennis Ferrer (Redmond, Wash. / Redmond)
stroke - Sebastian Peter (Kassel, Germany / Lg Ratzeburg)
7 - Myles Neary (London, England / Tiffin School)
6 - Julian Svoboda (North Canterbury, New Zealand / Rangiora)
5 - Charles Herbert (Bedford, England / Pangbourne)
4 - Michael Thornton (Millbay, B.C. / Frances Kelsey)
3 - Will Lytle (Seattle, Wash. / Ballard)
2 - Andy Altig (Kirkland, Wash. / Bellevue Christian)
bow - Jacob Grossman (Redmond, Wash. / Interlake)
cox - Laura Denman (Winchester, Mass. / Winsor)
stroke - Niles Garratt (Lake Forest Park, Wash. / Shorecrest)
3 - Garrett Rinden (Yorba Linda, Calif. / Newport Harbor)
2 - Beddome Allen (Spokane, Wash. / Lewis & Clark)
bow - CJ Miller (Woodbridge, Va. / Gar-Field)