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Eleven Huskies Go for Gold Sunday at World Regatta
Release: 08/26/2006
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Aug. 26, 2006

ETON, England - Eleven current and former University of Washington athletes will row for medals in four events when the World Rowing Championships on Dorney Lake conclude Sunday in Great Britain.

Four boats containing Huskies competed Saturday and two came within one place of medaling.

Former Husky Anna Mickelson and teammate Megan Cooke finished fourth, respresenting the United States in the final of the women's pair.

Canada took the lead in the first 250 meters of the race and continued to build on its advantage through the 1,500-meter mark. Meanwhile, Germany, New Zealand, and the United States battled each other for second place the entire way down the course. The Germans held the second position through 1,750 meters, but the defending world champions from New Zealand rowed through Germany in the final few strokes. The U.S. continued to press forward but could not quite catch Germany to win the bronze medal, finishing about a half-length back of third place.

Canada won the race with a time of 6:54.68. New Zealand won the silver in a 6:56.72, followed by Germany in a 6:57.11. The Americans finished fourth in a 6:58.23.

Mickelson will have another opportunity to win a medal on Sunday as she is a member of the U.S. women's eight that is coxed by former UW athlete Mary Whipple.

The U.S. men's four just missed winning a medal, finishing fourth in Saturday's final. The crew, including former UW rower Brett Newlin, sat in second position, just behind the defending world champions from Great Britain, through the 1,000-meter mark. While Great Britain pulled away during the third quarter of the race, the U.S. and the Netherlands entered the final 500 meters in a virtual tie for second place. However, a hard-charging German crew used a blistering final sprint to pass both crews and finish in silver-medal position. The Dutch finished third to win the bronze medal.

Great Britain finished with a time of 5:43.75, followed by Germany in a 5:44.64. The Netherlands clocked a 5:45.54, while the U.S. finished in a 5:47.09.

Ante Kusurin, the captain of the 2006 Washington crew, represented his native Croatia at the World Regatta in the men's double sculls. His crew finished second in the B final with a time of 6:15.27. Germany won that race in 6:13.55.

One other former Husky was in action Saturday, Sam Burns in the B final of the men's pair. His U.S. crew was unable to finish after Dan Beery suffered back spasms in the first 250 meters of the race, forcing him to stop rowing. South Africa went on to win the race in a 6:27.41, with Italy finishing second.

In Sunday's finals, former UW rowers Matt Deakin and Giuseppe Lanzone will row for the American men's eight. The B final features Peter Dembicki in Canada's eight.

The greatest opportunity for a large medal haul by Husky rowers comes Sunday in the men's fours with coxswain championship final. The United States' crew includes former UW rowers Brodie Buckland, Kyle Larson and Scott Gault.

They will row in the six-boat final against a crew from Canada that includes former UW rower Chris Aylard along with current Huskies Max Lang, Rob Gibson and Will Crothers. They teamed up earlier this summer in Belgium to lead Canada's eight to a gold medal at the under-23 world championships.

This year's group of 15 Huskies in nine crews highlights what is believed to be the largest UW contingent at the World Championships.


2006 FISA WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Results and Starts Lists

MEN'S EIGHTS
Monday, Aug. 21 -- Heat 1

1. United States 5:29.57
2. Poland 5:31.55
3. Canada 5:32.04
4. Switzerland 5:33.94
5. Russia 5:38.44
6. Netherlands 5:38.89

Thursday, Aug. 24 -- Repechage 1
1. Canada 5:33.84
2. Romania 5:36.22
3. France 5:36.48
4. Netherlands 5:39.38
5. Croatia 5:42.46

Friday, Aug. 25 -- Semifinal A
1. United States 5:41.14
2. Germany 5:41.15
3. Italy 5:42.83
4. Russia 5:43.52
5. Switzerland 5:46.24
6. Romania 6:20.16
U.S. crew with Matt Deakin and Giuseppe Lanzone advances to Sunday's championship final

Friday, Aug. 25 -- Semifinal B
1. Australia 5:47.80
2. Great Britian 5:49.90
3. Poland 5:50.47
4. Canada 5:50.50
5. France 5:52.57
6. China 5:58.89
Canada crew with Peter Dembicki advances to Sunday's B Final


WOMEN'S EIGHTS
Monday, Aug. 21 -- Heat 2

1. United States 6:04.80
2. China 6:09.48
3. Russia 6:14.99
4. Ukraine 6:15.60
5. France 6:17.84
6. Belarus 6:18.75
U.S. crew with Anna Mickelson and Mary Whipple advances to Sunday's championship final


MEN'S COXED FOURS
Wednesday, Aug. 23 -- Race for lanes

1. Great Britain 6:19.87
2. Canada 6:20.27
3. Germany 6:22.49
4. United States 6:22.56
5. New Zealand 6:23.39
6. Italy 6:29.48
U.S. crew with Brodie Buckland, Scott Gault and Kyle Larson advances to Sunday's championship final
Canada crew with Max Lang, Chris Aylard, Rob Gibson and Will Crothers advances to Sunday's championship final


MEN'S FOURS
U.S. crew with Brett Newlin finished fourth in A Final

Sunday, Aug. 20 -- Heat 2
1. Great Britain 5:53.45
2. United States 5:55.46
3. France 5:58.58
4. Russia 6:11.03
5. Portugal 6:16.54
6. Indonesia 6:30.85

Thursday, Aug. 24 -- Semifinal A
1. France 5:50.55
2. Netherlands 5:50.85
3(tie). United States & New Zealand 5:51.24
5. Czech Republic 6:02.14
6. Spain 6:10.51

Thursday, Aug. 24 -- Semifinal Re-Row
1. United States 5:54.41
2. New Zealand 5:55.98

Saturday, Aug. 26 -- A Final
1. Great Britain 5:43.75
2. Germany 5:44.64
3. Netherlands 5:45.54
4. United States 5:47.09
5. Slovenia 5:49.44
6. France 5:50.01


MEN'S PAIRS
U.S. crew with Sam Burns advances B Final, but does not finish due to a mid-race injury to Dan Beery

Sunday, Aug. 20 -- Heat 1
1. New Zealand 6:22.79
2. Canada 6:24.94
3. Germany 6:30.34
4. United States 6:37.52
5. Greece 6:39.92
6. Georgia 6:59.15

Tuesday, Aug. 22 -- Repechage 2
1. Great Britain 6:31.96
2. United States 6:33.86
3. Czech Republic 6:34.04
4. Netherlands 6:34.14
5. Greece 7:01.11

Thursday, Aug. 24 -- Semifinal A
1. New Zealand 6:19.62
2. China 6:22.46
3. Germany 6:25.03
4. United States 6:34.01
5. Slovakia 6:44.62
6. South Africa 7:07.10

Saturday, Aug. 26 -- B Final
1. South Africa 6:27.41
2. Italy 6:29.35
3. Czech Republic 6:35.86
4. Slovenia 6:39.72
5. SCG 7:33.57
Did not finish - United States


WOMEN'S PAIRS
U.S. crew with Anna Mickelson finishes fourth in A Final

Sunday, Aug. 20 -- Heat 1
1. Germany 7:00.93
2. New Zealand 7:03.15
3. United States 7:03.76
4. Romania 7:11.83
5. Belarus 7:20.46
6. Great Britain 7:21.94

Tuesday, Aug. 22 -- Repechage 2
1. United States 7:04.95
2. Netherlands 7:05.83
3. Australia 7:11.02
4. Belarus 7:13.39

Saturday, Aug. 26 -- A Final
1. Canada 6:54.68
2. New Zealand 6:56.72
3. Germany 6:;57.11
4. United States 6:58.23
5. Netherlands 7:05.96
6. Denmark 7:07.58


MEN'S DOUBLE SCULLS
Croatia crew with Ante Kusurin finishes second in B Final

Sunday, Aug. 20 -- Heat 2
1. Slovenia 6:13.77
2. Croatia 6:15.71
3. Poland 6:18.31
4. United States 6:21.73
5. Australia 6:21.84
6. China 6:23.88

Tuesday, Aug. 22 -- Repechage 3
1. Belarus 6:16.23
2. Croatia 6:16.92
3. Hungary 6:20.10
4. Italy 6:23.83
5. China 6:24.43

Thursday, Aug. 24 -- Semifinal A
1. France 6:11.57
2. Bulgaria 6:12.89
3. Belgium 6:14.42
4(tie), Croatia & Germany 6:21.21
6. Ukraine 6:23.30

Saturday, Aug. 26 -- B Final
1. Germany 6:13.55
2. Croatia 6:15.27
3. Belarus 6:15.90
4. Norway 6:17.22
5. Ukraine 6:19.84
6. Lithuania 6:19.95


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