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The 1996 U.S. Olympic team with members form the 1936 UW gold medal Olympic crew.

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HISTORY

The University of Washington has participated in a regatta as part of the Seattle Yacht Club's opening day of boating season since 1970. In 1987, John Jacobi, founder of Windermere Real Estate, was inspired by a Seattle Timesarticle written by Blaine Newnham, that called out a need to increase the level of competition for the event. Jacobi called a meeting with UW coaches Dick Erickson (men's crew), and Bob Ernst (women's crew), and asked the questions "who are the best rowers in the world?" and "what will it take to get them here for this event?"

Bob Ernst, who was also the national team coach at the time, suggested the Soviet Union, whose men and women's teams were the defending world champions. Jacobi and Windermere, agreed to sponsor the cost of bringing the teams to the US for occasion. Ernst worked his connections to make it happen, and the Windermere Cup, which has since become a Pacific Northwest tradition, was born.

Men's Windermere Cup Results

Year First Second Third Fourth
2013 WASHINGTON Cornell Dartmouth  
2012 WASHINGTON Argentina Virginia Oregon State
2011 WASHINGTON Stanford Cambridge  
2010 WASHINGTON Syracuse Oxford  
2009 WASHINGTON Oregon State Brazil  
2008 WASHINGTON Poland Naval Academy  
2007 WASHINGTON Purdue Waikato University-New Zealand  
2006 Russian National Team WASHINGTON Michigan  
2005 WASHINGTON Czech Republic Cornell  
2004 WASHINGTON Navy Italy  
2003 WASHINGTON Northeastern Poland  
2002 WASHINGTON Stanford China  
2001 Croatia Olympic Team University of Victoria WASHINGTON  
2000 WASHINGTON Navy Egyptian National Team  
1999 WASHINGTON New Zealand National Team    
1998 WASHINGTON Nottinghamshire County Rowing    
1997 WASHINGTON Australian National Team    
1996 WASHINGTON Yale Russian National Team  
1995 WASHINGTON South Africa    
1994 WASHINGTON Dutch National Team Stanford  
1993 WASHINGTON Dartmouth Humboldt (Germany)  
1992 WASHINGTON Lithuania Cambridge University  
1991 WASHINGTON Cornell Czechoslovakia  
1990 People's Republic of China Navy WASHINGTON  
1989 Italy WASHINGTON New Zealand  
1988 Australia WASHINGTON Princeton  
1987 Soviet Union WASHINGTON    

Women's Windermere Cup Results

Year First Second Third
2013 WASHINGTON Cornell Dartmouth
2012 WASHINGTON Gonzaga Argentina
2011 WASHINGTON Oklahoma Cambridge
2010 WASHINGTON Syracuse Oxford
2009 WASHINGTON Miami Brazil
2008 WASHINGTON Naval Academy Melbourne University (Australia)
2007 WASHINGTON Waikato University - New Zealand Purdue
2006 Russian National Team WASHINGTON University of Central Florida
2005 Czech Republic WASHINGTON Cornell
2004 WASHINGTON Italy UCLA
2003 Belarus WASHINGTON Notre Dame
2002 WASHINGTON Stanford Great Britain
2001 WASHINGTON Romania University of Victoria
2000 WASHINGTON Navy Egyptian National Team
1999 WASHINGTON Brown New Zealand National Team
1998 British National Team WASHINGTON Virginia
1997 WASHINGTON Northeastern Australian National Team
1996 WASHINGTON Russia Yale
1995 WASHINGTON Princeton South Africa
1994 WASHINGTON Dutch National Team Stanford
1993 WASHINGTON Boston Humboldt (Germany)
1992 WASHINGTON Lithuania Cambridge
1991 Czechoslovakia Cornell WASHINGTON
1990 People's Republic of China Cambridge WASHINGTON
1989 New Zealand WASHINGTON California
1988 WASHINGTON Australia  
1987 Soviet Union WASHINGTON California
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