SEATTLE – Saturday, April 5 at 8:00 a.m. PT the third-ranked Washington rowing men will kick off their campaign to win an eighth straight Ten Eyck trophy when they host the 2014 Husky Open. This year’s collegiate races will feature UW, Brown, Drexel, Oregon State and Western Washington.
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The reigning national champions closed their fall racing season at the Head of The Lake regatta where they dominated the field. They took home gold in the varsity 8+, JV 8+, 3V 8+ and the Championship 4+.
Last weekend marked the 113th annual Class Day Regatta where the men of the junior class took home top honors.
The youthful Husky varsity boats will look to show-off their hard work over the winter training season in the first competitive race of the spring season.
No. 6 Brown started off their season dropping two out of three races at No. 5 Yale on March 22, but picked up three top-finishes last weekend when they took on the No. 9 crews at Boston University.
The Drexel Dragons, currently ranked 19th, most recently took on the field at the Pennsylvania Invitational where they placed second in the varsity 8+ and the JV 8+.
Oregon State battled University of Victoria and Gonzaga last weekend and took home top honors in three-of-four races. Their varsity 8+ crew was the lone second place finisher with a time of 6:02.00.
The UW men have swept the Husky Open two years in a row and are determined to keep the streak alive.
The Huskies' home course is Montlake Cut, a 2,000-meter sprint that begins parallel to the 520 Bridge in Lake Washington and runs east to west through the Montlake Cut and to the finish line near the mouth of Portage Bay in Lake Union.