“I was excited with how we rowed today. We have a younger team this year than we have over the past couple of years. There’s quite a bit left for them to learn, so it was great to have Stanford here this afternoon because they have some really top-notch oarsmen,” head coach Michael Callahan said.
The men’s races kicked off with the varsity 8+s , a dual between UW and Stanford, and though it looked like it would be close at the beginning, the Huskies never lost the lead they began with and would finish in an impressive 5:38.19, more than ten seconds ahead of the Cardinal.
“They are coached really well and they perform really well,” Callahan said of Stanford. “They are known to start really fast and to challenge you right away and they definitely did that today. They ran with us for a while, but all our guys stayed confident and showed maturity and just kept going and set their rhythm, which is a really good sign for our boat going forward.”
Next up was the V4+ race where the top Husky boat would battle it out with three Cougar boats. This would be an easy victory for UW’s 4+ (6:42.99), over 25 seconds ahead of the WSU A boat.
The talented “gruntie” 8+ boat then took on Stanford’s 3V8+ in another blowout victory for the Huskies (5:50.41) with just under 20 seconds ahead of the Cardinal (6:10.33). The 2V8+ (5:53.28) would also take down the Cardinal (6:15.39) with over 20 seconds between the two crews.
The second and third freshman boats would have their chance out on the Cut against the top WSU freshmen crew to impressive results. The UW A crew (6:04.59) would finish nearly 43 seconds in front of the Cougars (6:47.00) while the UW B boat was ahead of them by 30 seconds (6:16.95).
In the last race of the day, the men’s Open 8+ would have the closest finish of the men’s slate. At the 500m-mark they would step it up to cross in 6:03.51 ahead of WSU’s 6:10.83.
The team will have next weekend off from competitive racing but will use the time to get ready for the California Dual on April 26 at Redwood Shores, Calif. with races scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. PT.
MEN’S VARSITY 8+:
1. Lane 1, Washington, 5:38.19 cox - Stuart Sim stroke - Grega Domanjko 7 - Sam Dommer 6 - Finn Schroeder 5 - Henry Meek 4 - Myles Neary 3 - Jacob Dawson 2 - Marcus Bowyer bow - Matthew Milner
2. Lane 2, Stanford, 5:48.26
MEN’S VARSITY 4+:
1. Lane 1, Washington, 6:42.99 cox - Joshua Klein stroke - Same Lapage 3 - David Miller 2 - Jack Shepard bow - Sebastian Peter
2. Lane 2, Washington State A, 7:08.48
3. Lane 3, Washington State B, 7:26.18
4. Lane 4, Washington State C, 7:40.17
MEN’S 1 NOVICE 8+/3V8+:
1. Lane 2, Washington N8+, 5:50.41 cox - Lia Roberds stroke - Jemej Markovc 7 - John Gangi 6- Guglielmo Carcano 5 - Ivan Piton 4 - Jake Zier 3 - Pietro Zileri 2 - Kieran O’Sullivan bow - Vuk Matovic
2. Lane 1, Stanford 3V8+, 6:10.33
MEN’S 2 VARSITY 8+:
1. Lane 1, Washington 5:53.28 cox - Lisa Caldwell stroke - Jacob Morton 7 - Eric Ledbetter 6- Michael Evans 5 - Aleksander Malowany 4 - Edward Nainby-Luxmoore 3 - Julian Svoboda 2- Alexander Perkins bow - Michael Trebilcock
2. Lane 2, Stanford, 6:15.39
MEN’S 2 NOVICE 8+:
1. Lane 2, Washington A, 6:04.59 cox - Kevin Shoop stroke - Evan Hargreaves 7 - Harrison King 6 - Charlie Gardner 5 - Matt Medalia 4 - Tanner Malone 3 - Corban Nemeth 2 - Graham Henry bow - Oscar Golberg
2. Lane 3, Washington B, 6:16.95 cox - Andre Mattus stroke - Gus Magnusun 7 - Kevin O’Connor 6 - Eric Benca 5 - Kyle Helgerson 4 - Tom Wettersten 3 - Jay Michael 2 - Sean McMahon bow - Matt Essig
3. Lane 1, Washington State, 6:47.00
MEN’S OPEN 8+:
1. Lane 2, Washington, 6:03.51 cox - Parker Ksidakis stroke - Will Lytle 7 - Michael Thornton 6 - James Erving 5 - Sam Helms 4 - Nicolas Cypro 3 - Zachary Hershberger 2 - Jackson Parma bow - Sean Raffetto
2. Lane 1, Washington State, 6:10.83