Henley Experience Benefits More Than Just Class Of 2015
July 2, 2012
By Janice Lee - GoHuskies.com Correspondent
In addition to Washington's Temple Cup victory at the Henley Royal Regatta this past weekend, three additional current and former Huskies won in their respective races.
From Washington's Class of 2014, rising juniors Jack Shepherd and Myles Neary helped the Molesey Boat Club (U.K.) to victory in the Thames Challenge Cup (M8+) on Sunday. In an exciting finish, they beat Thames RC by two lengths and finished in a time of 6.54. This was Molesey BC's second victory in four years.
Shepherd, who hails from Weybridge, United Kingdom, competed in the Men's Eight at the Class Day Regatta last season as a sophomore. He was also a part of the winning boat that won the Open Eight race at the Windermere Cup Regatta, where he pulled the No. 7 oar for the men's boat. He had rowed for Molesey BC during high school.
Neary, a London native, also rowed for the Molesey BC in high school. He was an instrumental part of the second varsity 8+ that won gold at the IRA National Championships, rowing in the six seat. He also competed in the George M. Varnell Men's Eight at the Class Day Regatta with Shepherd and rowed the winning boat at the 2012 Erickson Cascade Cup.
Former Husky Rosie DeBoef (Victoria, B.C.) won the Remeham Challenge Cup with the Western Rowing Club of Canada on Sunday. They won over Germany's top women's eight, which recently qualified for the Olympic Games, by two boat lengths in a time of 7.27. DeBoef raced with the UW second varsity in 2009 and was selected to Canada's U23 Women's 8+ shortly after that.