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Lucas Ahlstrand
Lucas Ahlstrand

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oakland, Calif.

High School:
Castro Valley

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180

Major:
Pre-major

High School Sports: Rowed for Oakland Strokes

Major at Washington: Pre-major

Husky Rowing Experience: 2000 (Sophomore): Rowed bow seat for the junior varsity eight and helped crew to bronze medal at IRA Championships ... finished second at Pac-10 Championships and won gold medal at San Diego Crew Classic ... also captured second straight JV Cascade Cup on Opening Day ... 2001 (Junior): Stroked the varsity eight that won a bronze medal at the IRA Championships ... stroked JV eight at Pac-10 Championships as crew took second ... helped JV win gold medals at Windermere Cup and San Diego Crew Classic.

National Team Experience: Competed on the U.S. lightweight national team in the straight four ... rowed bow seat and helped crew to a ninth place finish at 2001 World Championships in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Personal: Son of Christina and Richard Ahlstrand ... has one sister, Jessica, who is a senior at Michigan State ... competed with the US Junior National team in 1998.

I chose Washington because: I wanted to be a part of the great rowing tradition.

The best thing about Seattle is: The weather.

The best thing about UW is: The location.

My best race was: San Diego, 2000 when we beat up on Cal.

After I graduate, I plan to: Continue to row or travel.

If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Try and have fun.

Ahlstrand says: "Washington Rowing is the only way to go."

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