Aug. 24, 2007
SEATTLE, Wash. -- GoHuskies.com recently sat down with new Husky Men's Crew Coach Michael Callahan. The first-year coach will be handed the reins of the defending IRA national championship squad in 2007-08.
He and the Husky varsity eight has been invited to compete in a unique competition, Sept. 1 in Moscow, Russia. Termed the "Race of Champions," the undefeated Huskies will row alongside a field that includes Moscow University, Cambridge University and Oxford University. The 3,500-meter Moskva River course begins at Moscow State University and ends at the Temple of Christ the Savior, passing Red Square and the Kremlin along the way. The race is one of the featured events during the Day of Moscow festivities staged to mark the 860th anniversary of the foundation of the city of Moscow and the 140th anniversary of the creation of the First Imperial Rowing Club in Russia.