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April 2, 2003

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This Week's Schedule
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, APRIL 5-6 --

at San Diego Crew Classic / 7:00 a.m. / Mission Bay / San Diego, Calif.

SATURDAY, APRIL 5 --
Husky Invitational / 7:30 a.m. / Montlake Cut / Seattle, Wash.

Six crews of Washington rowers travel south this weekend for the 31st-annual San Diego Crew Classic. The prestigious two-day regatta takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6 on Mission Bay. Representing Washington are men's and women's varsity and junior varsity eights along with a men's freshman eight and a women's novice eight. Competition begins at 7 a.m. each day with the grand finals set for 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. The 2,000-meter races begin at Sea World Park in Fiesta Bay and finish at Crown Point Shores.

Husky Invitational
While the top boats are in San Diego, the remainder of the Washington fleet remains in Seattle to host the annual Husky Invitational. Racing begins Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 a.m. on the Montlake Cut. Numerous crews from Northwest colleges, clubs and universities are scheduled to compete in the Invitational that concludes at 9:30 a.m.

Crew Classic Data
The San Diego Crew Classic is the first major regatta of the collegiate rowing season. Over 3,000 athletes from more than 100 clubs, universities and colleges from across the United States, Canada and Europe are entered in more than 90 races over two days. For two heat events, the top three finishers will progress to the Grand Final and the next three will progress to the Petite Final. For three event heats, the top two finishers will advance to the Grand Final and the next two will go to the Petite Final.

Classic Field
A usual, the Crew Classic field boasts many of the country's finest collegiate crews. The men's varsity eight competition includes five teams ranked in the top 20 and features a confrontation between No. 1 California and No. 2 Washington. The Golden Bears won last year's Copley Cup en route to the national title while UW was the runner-up in San Diego and finished third at the IRAs. Other ranked teams in the men's race include No. 13 Oregon State, No. 14 Stanford and No. 16 Temple. The women's field has seven top-20 teams, including three of the top four teams in the USRowing coaches poll. Top-ranked Washington, the defending NCAA champion varsity eight crew, won last year's Jessop-Whitter Cup trophy. The Huskies are joined by No. 3 Stanford, No. 4 California, No. 7 USC, No. 14 Washington State, No. 17 Texas and No. 19 Oregon State.

Defending Champions
Four of the six Husky crews traveling to San Diego enter the regatta as defending champions in their events. MEN-On the men's side, the junior varsity eight has a three-year streak going, winning its grand final from 2000-02 while the freshman eight enters as four-time defending champions. The Huskies' varsity eight will be looking for their first title since 1998, as California enters the regatta as four-time defending champions in the Copley Cup. WOMEN- Defending varsity eight winner Washington won 10 of the last 11 Jessop-Whittier Cup titles and 16 gold medals overall since competition began in 1978. USC won the 2001 Crew Classic crown. The UW junior varsity eight won the last two Crew Classic competitions. The Huskies' had a four-year winning streak snapped in the novice eight event as Washington State won the 2002 race.

UW at the Crew Classic
The Huskies have been a dominant force at the Crew Classic since its inception in 1973. MEN-Washington won 13 varsity eight crowns and 16 junior varsity titles. The freshmen men posted 15 wins, and enter as four-time defending titlists, having won every race from 1999-2002. WOMEN- Washington's varsity eight owns a commanding hold on the Whittier Cup, having won 10 of the last 11 and 16 overall, since women's racing began in 1978. The junior varsity also won 10 of the last 11 and 17 total. The novice women are 10-time winners since racing began in 1989.

Centennial Celebration
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.

2003 CREW CLASSIC SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY, APRIL 5 - Preliminary rounds

Copley Cup (men's varsity eight)
8:00 a.m. o Heat 1 - Washington, Stanford, UC Davis, Santa Clara, Washington State

8:10 a.m. o Heat 2 - California, Oregon State, Temple, Purdue, Sacramento State

Jessop-Whittier Cup (women's varsity eight)
8:20 a.m. o Heat 1 - Washington, California, Washington State, Texas, Duke, Kansas State, San Diego State

8:30 a.m. o Heat 2 - Stanford, USC, Oregon State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Tennessee, Clemson

Men's Freshman Eight
9:30 a.m. o Heat 1 - Oregon State, Washington, Orange Coast JC, Notre Dame, UC Davis (A), USC, St. Mary's

9:45 a.m. o Heat 2 - UC San Diego, Santa Clara, California (A), San Diego State, UCLA, Arizona State, Colorado

10:00 a.m. o Heat 3 - UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, Stanford, San Diego, California (B), Loyola, Sacramento State

Women's Junior Varsity Eight
10:10 a.m. o Heat 1 - Stanford, Washington, San Diego, Massachusetts, UCLA, Clemson, Humboldt State

10:20 a.m. o Heat 2 - Minnesota, USC, Kansas State, Santa Clara, SMU, Loyola, Sacramento State

10:30 a.m. o Heat 3 - Washington State, San Diego State, Texas, California, Oregon State, Duke, UC Irvine

Men's Junior Varsity Eight
10:40 a.m. o Heat 1 - Santa Clara, Minnesota, Washington, UC Irvine, Oregon State, St. Mary's, Long Beach

10:50 a.m. o Heat 2 - Sacramento State, UC Davis, Stanford, California (A), UCLA, California (B)

Women's Novice Eight
11:00 a.m. o Heat 1 - Texas, Washington State, Stanford, Clemson, San Diego State, Chapman, St. Joseph's

11:15 a.m. o Heat 2 - UC Davis, San Diego, Washington, Oregon State, UCLA, Long Beach, UC Santa Barbara

11:30 a.m. o Heat 3 - California, Orange Coast JC, UC San Diego, Sacramento State, USC, SMU, UC Irvine

SUNDAY, APRIL 6 - Grand Finals
11:00 a.m. o Women's Novice Eight
11:10 a.m. o Men's Freshman Eight
1:10 p.m. o Women's Junior Varsity Eight
1:20 p.m. o Men's Junior Varsity Eight
2:40 p.m. o Jessop-Whittier Cup (women's varsity eight)
3:00 p.m. o Copley Cup (men's varsity eight)

Results
A recap of the Huskies' results will be available at the end of each day's competition at: www.gohuskies.com Results will be updated throughout the day at: www.crewclassic.com

2002 Recap
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.

Team Captains
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.

The Staff
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.

Next Week's Schedule
SATURDAY, APRIL 12 --

at Washington State / 1:00 p.m. / Wawawai Landing / Pullman, Wash.

WASHINGTON'S CREW CLASSIC LINEUPS

Women's Varsity Eight
cox: Anne Hessburg (Sr. / Wenatchee, Wash. / Wenatchee HS)
stroke - Lauren Estevenin (Sr. / Fublaines, France / Bothell, Wash. / Inglemoor HS)
7 - Carrie Stasiak (Sr. / St. Catharines, Ontario / Holy Cross HS)
6 - Adrienne Hunter (Sr. / Toronto, Ontario / Havergal College HS)
5 - Heidi Hurn (Sr. / Redmond, Wash. / Eastlake HS)
4 - Jessica Harm (Sr. / Seattle, Wash. / Lakeside HS)
3 - Erin Curry (Sr. / Encinitas, Calif. / La Costa Canyon HS)
2 - Mary Reeves (Jr. / Dayton, Wash. / Dayton HS)
bow - Yvonneke Stenken (Jr. / Sacramento, Calif. / Rio Americano HS)

Women's Junior Varsity Eight
cox: Megan Mach (Jr. / Seattle, Wash. / Ballard HS)
stroke - Sanda Hangan (Soph. / Dorohoi, Romania / Traian Lalescu HS)
7 - Courtney Matson (Soph. / Seattle, Wash. / Roosevelt HS)
6 - Alina Tabacaru (Fr. / Bacau, Romania / Sport HS)
5 - Amanda Jensen (Soph. / Tacoma, Wash. / Wilson HS)
4 - Gemma Edward-Aron (Soph. / San Anselmo, Calif. / Sir Francis Drake HS)
3 - Margaret Henry (Soph. / Spanaway, Wash. / Bethel HS)
2 - Michael Kohan (Soph. / Juneau, Ak. / Douglas HS)
bow - Signe Johannes (Jr. / Hoquiam, Wash. / Hoquiam HS)

Women's Novice Eight
cox: Eva Anderson (Lake Forest Park, Wash. / Shorecrest HS)
stroke - Courtney Mitchell (Seattle, Wash. / Holy Names Academy HS)
7 - Kim Matz (Puyallup, Wash. / Puyallup HS)
6 - Katie Ball (Los Gatos, Calif. / Los Gatos HS)
5 - Allison DePalma (Campbell, Calif. / Notre Dame HS)
4 - Marah Connole (Helena, Mont. / Helena HS)
3 - Megan Kalmoe (St. Croix Falls, Wisc. / St. Croix Falls HS)
2 - Jen Dowrie (San Jose, Calif. / Archbiship Mitty HS)
bow - Olivia Morrow (San Diego, Calif. / Scripps Ranch HS)

Women's Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Jan Harville (Washington '74), 23rd year
Novice Women's Coach: Eleanor McElvaine (Washington '85) 13th year
Assistant Varsity Coach: Erin O'Connell (Washington '96) 6th year

Men's Varsity Eight
cox: Ryan Marks (Sr. / Dartmouth, Mass. / Tabor Academy HS)
stroke - Dusan Nikolic (Soph. / Belgrade, Serbia / 11th Belgrade HS)
7 - Marko Petrovic (Jr. / Joplin, Mo. / Belgrade, Serbia / 14th Belgrade HS)
6 - John Lorton (Sr. / Seattle, Wash. / University Prep HS)
5 - Sam Burns (Jr. / Seattle, Wash. / O'Dea HS)
4 - Brett Newlin (Soph. / Riverton, Wyo. / Michgan State)
3 - Giuseppe Lanzone (Soph. / McLean, Va. / McLean HS)
2 - Andy Derrick (Jr. / Cincinnati, Ohio / St. Xavier HS)
bow - Ante Kusurin (Soph. / Zagreb, Croatia / Titus Brezovacki HS)

Men's Junior Varsity Eight
cox: Chris O'Brien (Jr. / Cincinnati, Ohio / St. Xavier HS)
stroke - Ian Sawyer (Jr. / Auckland, NZ / Takapana HS / Tamalpias HS, San Francisco)
7 - Martin Rogulia (Soph. / Zagreb, Croatia)
6 - Charles Minett (Sr. / Stratford, Ontario / Rockaway Collegiate HS)
5 - Kyle Larson (Soph. / Mount Vernon, Wash. / Mount Vernon HS)
4 - Scott Gault (Soph. / Piedmont, Calif. / Piedmont HS)
3 - John Taylor (Jr. / Tacoma, Wash. / Charles Wright HS)
2 - Jeff Jorgensen (Sr. / Roswell, Ga. / Roswell HS)
bow - Mathew Kopicky (Soph. / Seattle, Wash. / Ballard HS)

Men's Freshman Eight
cox: Adrian Andrews (Tiburon, Calif. / Redwood HS)
stroke - Colin Phillips (San Diego, Calif. / The Bishop's School)
7 - Adam Van Winkle (Mukilteo, Wash. / Kamiak HS)
6 - Brodie Buckland (Olympia, Wash. / Capitol HS)
5 - Cooper Rooks (Bainbridge Island, Wash. / Bainbridge HS)
4 - Daniel Harm (Seattle, Wash. / Lakeside HS)
3 - Scott Schmidt (Grosse Isle, Mich. / Grosse Isle)
2 - Dimitri Lebid (Cleveland, Ohio / St. Ignatius HS)
bow - Brent Peterson (Pleasant Valley, Iowa / St. Mark's HS)

Men's Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Bob Ernst (UC Irvine '67, Washington '79), 29th year
Men's Freshman Coach: Fred Honebein (California '91), 5th year

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