May 3, 2003
SEATTLE - Washington crews won nine of the 10 races in which they rowed Saturday, including a decisive victory by the fourth-ranked varsity eight men over No. 9 Northeastern University during the 17th-annual Windermere Cup regatta on the Montlake Cut.
As usual, tens of thousands of spectators on shore and in boats lined the entire 2,000-meter course for the Opening Day regatta. Another throng viewed the races from the unique lofty vantage point of the Montlake Bridge that hovers across the Cut, 300 meters from the finish line.
The crowd played a role in the day's featured event, a match race between the men's national teams from Canada and the United States. The partisan spectators cheered the Americans to a seven-seat triumph over the defending world champion Canadians. The U.S. eight clocked a time of 5-minutes, 48.83-seconds and Canada finished in 5:51.52.
"Either seven or eight out of the nine guys had actually raced here before so everybody knew what it was going to be like," said coxswain Peter Cipollone who directed the U.S. to a bronze medal at the 2002 World Championships. "The only thing we weren't prepared for was that this seemed like a pro-USA crowd. So when we came under that bridge, man it was loud. It was louder than I've ever heard, so it was fantastic.
"When you get an opportunity to race against the defending world champions you really just want to come with your best performance. They got the lead early and were sort of holding it on us. Somewhere just past halfway we broke a little bit on them and got a little bit of a lead. Then it stayed like that the rest of the way."
Belarus overcame an early deficit to capture the Windermere Cup trophy in the women's main event. The Belarusian eight, which included three rowers from the national team that placed fifth at the 2002 World Championships, finished in 6:46.45 to register a two-seat decision over the Washington varsity.
The Huskies, ranked No. 1 among U.S. collegiate crews, opened an early lead before Belarus took control with a strong middle portion of the race. Washington finished in 6:47.61, losing for only the second time in its last 12 Windermere Cup women's races. Notre Dame placed third with a time of 7:00.62.
Washington's varsity eight claimed top men's Windermere Cup honors for the 12th time in 13 years, defeating crews from Northeastern and Poland. The Huskies utilized a strong start to propel them to a wire-to-wire victory. The winning time was 5:54.87, giving UW a near two-boat length margin over the "other" Huskies from Boston. Northeastern finished in 6:00.97 followed by Poland in third place at 6:05.47.
Washington won both junior varsity races to receive the Erickson Memorial Cascade Cup trophies. The UW men finished in 5:49.76, recording an impressive 2 1/2-boat length decision over Oregon State (5:58.99), Long Beach State (6:10.47) and Washington State (6:16.02). That marked the 11th Cascade Cup win in the last 12 years for the Huskies.
The UW women's junior varsity avenged a loss at Washington State on April 12. The Huskies were seven-seat victors over the Cougars with a winning time of 6:55.18. WSU had a time of 6:57.38 followed by Oregon State (7:05.73) and Notre Dame (7:10.12). The Huskies won their 12th consecutive women's Cascade Cup trophy.
Six other Washington crews were victorious, the men's freshman eight, open eight and varsity four boats along with the women's novice eight, open eight and varsity fours.
The Huskies remain home next weekend to host Oregon State in a dual regatta, Saturday, May 10 at 9 a.m.
Windermere Cup Regatta Results
Saturday, May 3, 2003
Montlake Cut; Seattle, Wash.
(all races were 2,000 meters)
Men's Windermere Cup (Varsity Eight)
1, Washington 5:54.87. 2, Northeastern 6:00.97. 3, Poland 6:05.47.
UW lineup -- cox: Ryan Marks, Ante Kusurin, John Lorton, Giuseppe Lanzone, Andy Derrick, Marko Petrovic, Brett Newlin, Sam Burns, Kyle Larson.
Northeastern lineup -- cox: Rachele Sherblom, Brad Burns, Petar Lovric, Marko Vukovic, Chris Jarvis, Mike Tripician, Bojan Mandaric, Mark Shamp, Dustin Carle.
Poland lineup -- cox: Kamil Jablonski, Sebastian Kosiorek, Michal Stawowski, Piotr Bjedrzycki, Dawid Paczes, Luakasz Kardas, Przemyslaw Kaminski, Robert Rydlewski, Mariusz Kolodziej.
Women's Windermere Cup (Varsity Eight)
1, Belarus 6:46.45. 2, Washington 6:47.61. 3, University of Notre Dame 7:00.62.
UW lineup -- cox: Anne Hessburg, Lauren Estevenin, Carrie Stasiak, Adrienne Hunter, Heidi Hurn, Jessica Harm, Erin Curry, Mary Reeves, Yvonneke Stenken.
Belarus lineup -- cox: Maryna Bunevich, Maryia Brel, Tatsiana Narelik, Volha Maroz, Nadezeya Snapkouskaya, Hanna Nakhayeva, Volha Zhylskaya, Nina Bondarava, Katsiaryna Zhuk.
Notre Dame lineup -- cox: Cassie Markstahler, Natalie Ladine, Ashlee Warren, Casey Buckstaff, Rachel Polinski, Alice Bartek, Meghan Boyle, Katie Chenoweth, Danielle Protasewich.
Windermere Challenge Cup (Men's National Teams)
1, United States 5:48.83. 2, Canada "A" 5:51.52. 3, Canada "B" 6:01.52.
USA lineup -- cox: Peter Cipollone, Jon Watling, Bryan Volpenhein, Luke McGee, Mike Wherley, Wolf Moser, Joseph Hansen, Jason Read, Ryan Torgerson.
Canada lineup -- cox: Brian Price, Kevin Light, Adam Kreek, Jeff Powell, Joe Stankevicius, Andrew Hoskins, David Calder, Barney Williams, Cam Baerg.
Men's Erickson Memorial Cascade Cup (Junior Varsity Eight)
1, Washington 5:49.76. 2, Oregon State 5:58.99. 3, Long Beach State 6:10.47. 4, Washington State 6:16.02.
UW lineup -- cox: Chris O'Brien, Ian Sawyer, Dusan Nikolic, Charles Minett, Gints Salaks, Scott Gault, John Taylor, Jeff Jorgensen, Mathew Kopicky.
Women's Erickson Memorial Cascade Cup (Junior Varsity Eight)
1, Washington 6:55.18. 2, Washington State 6:57.38. 3, Oregon State 7:05.73. 4, Notre Dame 7:10.12.
UW lineup -- cox: Megan Mach, Sanda Hangan, Courtney Matson, Alina Tabacaru, Amanda Jensen, Margaret Henry, Gemma Edward-Aron, Signe Johannes, Michael Kohan.
Men's Freshman Eight
1, Washington 6:15.80. 2, Oregon State 6:20.69. 3, Northeastern 6:25.36.
UW lineup -- cox: Adrian Andrews, Colin Phillips, Daniel Harm, Cooper Rooks, Brodie Buckland, Scott Schmidt, Adam Van Winkle, Craig Tyler, Tyler Smith.
Women's Novice Eight
1, Washington "A" 7:06.82. 2, Oregon State 7:16.49. 3, Washington State 7:21.87. 4, Western Washington University 7:41.32. DQ, Washington "B" (7:15.01).
UW "A" lineup -- cox: Eva Anderson, Courtney Mitchell, Marah Connole, Katie Ball, Allison DePalma, Kim Matz, Megan Kalmoe, Jessica Ahlering, Olivia Morrow.
UW "B" lineup - cox: Queena Cheung, Jen Dowrie, Analena Shepherd, Laura Baker, Simcha Weed, Sarah Chisholm, Kara Lowe, Caitlin Davis, Erin Lee.
Men's Varsity Four
1, Washington "A" 6:48.20. 2, Washington "B" 6:56.61. 3, Washington 7:46.26.
UW "A" lineup -- cox: Melissa Wengard, Seth Berling, John Kenfield, Ben Fletcher, Evan Galloway.
UW "B" lineup -- cox: Stephen Hertzfeld, Gavin Grant, John Heylin, Nick Hudson, Casey Clingan.
UW "C" lineup - cox: Maura Little, Shanti Sommers, Nic Wolfe, Dominic Parker, Danile Hahm.
Women's Varsity Four
1, Washington 7:55.82. 2, Washington State 8:00.81. 3, Notre Dame 8:10.37. 4, Washington 8:13.50. 5, Oregon State 8:19.98.
UW "A" lineup -- cox: Dana Ryan, Lindsay Schwarz, Nicole Mazikowski, Katherine Ramos, Lisa Krikava.
UW "B" lineup -- cox: Katie Peyer, Karen Etsell, Ilia Ash, Eva Hershaw, Alaina Garrie.
Men's Open Eight
1, Washington "A" 6:14.43. 2, Washington "B" 6:17.40. 3, Long Beach State 6:38.76. 4, Washington State 6:58.10.
Women's Open Eight
1, Washington "A" 7:20.45. 2, Oregon 7:23.42. 3, Washington "B" 7:42.81. 4, Western Washington 8:05.98.
Men's Junior Eight
1, Greenlake Crew 6:11.57. 2, Brentwood College 6:13.66. 3, Victoria College 6:20.52. 4, Oregon Rowing Unlimited 6:22.88.
Women's Junior Eight
1, Victoria College 7:26.43. 2, Sammamish Rowing Association 7:26.93. 3, Everett Juniors 7:27.58. 4, Greenlake Crew 7:28.30.
Masters Mixed Coxed Four (over 40)
1, Pocock Rowing Center 7:43.02. 2, Lake Washington Rowing Club 7:53.02. 3, Greenlake Crew 8:05.54. 4, The Gorge Rowing Club 8:36.41.
Masters Mixed Eight (over 40)
1, Willamette Rowing Club 7:04.13. 2, Lake Union Crew 7:12.48. 3, Sammamish Rowing Association 7:25.77. 4, Mount Baker Adult Crew 7:45.93.
Masters Women's Eight (over 40)
1, Lake Union Crew 7:18.80. 2, Cascade Rowing 7:21.43. 3, Lake Washington Rowing Club 7:46.76. 4, Conibear Rowing Club 7:50.77.
Masters Men's Eight (over 50)
1, Ancient Mariners Rowing Club 6:47.27. 2, Pocock Rowing Center 6:57.38. 3, Lake Washington Rowing Club 7:05.12. 4, Vashon Island Rowing Club 7:36.98.
Masters Women's Eight (over 50)
1, Martha's Moms 8:09.11. 2, Seattle Yacht Club 8:12.18. 3, Greenlake Crew 8:32.78. 4, Interlochen Rowing Club 8:51.18.