Huskies win seventh straight over Badgers; next face Cal.
April 17, 1999
MADISON, Wisc. - The Washington men's and women's varsity crews extended their winning streak over Wisconsin with victories in a dual regatta in Madison Saturday morning. It is the seventh straight victory for the Huskies in the annual home-and-home series.
The Husky men covered the 1,850-meter course in a time of 5 minutes, 29 seconds, ahead of the Badgers at 5:37. The Washington women crossed the line at 6:08.3, with the Wisconsin varsity close behind at 6:11.5. Wisconsin's junior varsity was third at 6:31.5.
The race was moved from the home course on Lake Mendota to a more-sheltered Lake Wingra due to high winds. The rowers still battled a 15 mph cross wind through both races.
"We had a great race," said Husky men's coach Bob Ernst. "We had a new face in the crowd on our varsity boat. It was nice to get Jesse Huey in there racing with the varsity guys. Now we are anxious to get back to Seattle and get ready for Cal next weekend."
Huey replaced Ivan Douttchek in the three seat on the mens varsity boat.
The women's race had the two varsity crews even through the first 1,000 meters before the Huskies pulled away for the victory.
"We have a lot of respect for Washington," said Wisconsin women's coach Mary Browning. They consistently perform at a high level. Washington is just a phenomenal crew. They have a lot of great athletes, and they are great sportswomen as well. They were very complimentary at the end."
The Huskies return home to host a dual regatta with California at 9 a.m., Sat., April 24 on the Montlake Cut. The UW-Cal men's series dates back to 1903, with 88 meetings between the schools. The Huskies lead the varsity series, 64-23-1, and have won the last six meetings. The women's varsity dual dates back to 1977, with the Huskies also leading, 16-5, and winning the last eight in a row.
Washington at Wisconsin
Lake Wingra (1,850 meters), Madison, Wisc.
Women's Varsity Eight
1. Washington 6:08.3
(cox: Missy Collins, stroke: Sabina Telenska, 7 - Katy Dunnet,
6 - Rika Geyser, 5 - Tiffani Sumner, 4 - Rachel Dunnet, 3 - Vanessa Tavalero,
2 - Nicole Borges, bow - Nicole Rogers).
2. Wisconsin 6:11.5
3. Wisconsin junior varsity 6:31.5
Men's Varsity Eight
1. Washington 5:29
(cox: Sean Mulligan, stroke: Dave Calder, 7 - Eric Funk, 6 -
Alex Wahnseidler, 5 - Mike Chait, 4 - John Clark, 3 - Jesse Huey, 2 -
Steve Todd, bow - Aaron Beck).
2. Wisconsin 5:37
Women's Varsity Eight 1. Washington 6:08.3 (cox: Missy Collins, stroke: Sabina Telenska, 7 - Katy Dunnet, 6 - Rika Geyser, 5 - Tiffani Sumner, 4 - Rachel Dunnet, 3 - Vanessa Tavalero, 2 - Nicole Borges, bow - Nicole Rogers). 2. Wisconsin 6:11.5 3. Wisconsin junior varsity 6:31.5