UW Rowers Win 14 of 16 Races at Windermere Crew Classic

March 26, 2006

BELMONT, Calif. - Washington's 10th-ranked women's varsity eight rowed to three victories and a trio of other Husky crews were also undefeated this weekend during the two-day Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic at Redwood Shores.

The Huskies' top women's boat registered a pair of impressive victories Saturday, defeating No. 16 Boston University in the morning before upsetting No. 4 Ohio State by three seconds in the afternoon. The varsity eight capped the event Sunday by clocking a time of 6-minutes, 37.48 seconds in a 26-second triumph over Syracuse.

The boat was directed for the first time by sophomore coxswain Alysha Koorji and included four new rowers who did not represent UW's varsity eight at last year's NCAA Championships.

Washington's varsity eight men won both races Saturday, defeating Penn by nearly three seconds and Northeastern by nearly four. The Huskies posted a time of 5:45.05 in a losing effort Sunday as Stanford covered the 2,000-meter course in 5:42.02.

Senior coxswain Adrian Andrews was one of five athletes who did not compete with UW's top men's crew at the 2005 IRA Championships.

The Henley-style, match-racing format was used for this weekend's regatta in the Bay Area. Rather than rowing the course alongside several other boats as is customary, each crew competed head-to-head with just one other boat. The Collegiate Classic was hosted for the fourth year by the same real estate company that has been a 20-year sponsor of the Windermere Cup, Washington's annual Opening Day regatta that takes place May 6 in Seattle.

Both of Washington's junior varsity eights posted perfect 3-0 records during the weekend. The women were not tested as their closest margin of victory was 10 seconds against Ohio State, Saturday afternoon. The Husky women's second varsity defeated Boston University by over 27 seconds to open the regatta and outraced Syracuse by 33 seconds on Sunday.

The men's jayvee boat beat UC-Davis by nine seconds before facing a strong challenge from Northeastern Saturday afternoon. The Northwest Huskies crossed the finish line 1.3-seconds ahead of the Huskies from Boston. On Sunday, UW overcame a two-second deficit after the opening 500 meters to register a five-second win over Stanford.

Washington's formidable freshman eight men's crew swept both of its races one week after winning the team's Class Day race for the first time since 1947. The Huskies cruised to a 12-second victory Sunday over Penn, one day after out-racing the junior varsity entry from UC-Davis by a 33-second margin.

The UW women's novice boat split two races against its Bay Area rivals. The Huskies rebounded from a loss to California on Saturday by finishing four seconds ahead of Stanford on Sunday.

Several Washington crews will be in action, Saturday, April 1 at the annual Husky Invitational on the Montlake Cut.


WINDERMERE COLLEGIATE CREW CLASSIC RESULTS
Redwood Shores/Belmont, Calif.
Saturday-Sunday, March 25-26, 2006
(all events were 2,000 meters)

Men's Varsity Eight
Saturday AM Race -- 1, Washington 6:36.01. 2, Pennsylvania 6:38.93.
Saturday PM Race -- 1, Washington 6:11.8. 2, Northeastern 6:15.5.
Sunday Race -- 1, Stanford 5:42.02. 2, Washington 5:45.05.

UW Lineup: cox-Adrian Andrews, stroke-Toby Dankbaar, 7-Scott Schmidt, 6-Ante Kusurin, 5-Rob Gibson, 4-Kiel Petersen, 3-Colin Phillips, 2-Aljosa Corovic, bow-Craig Tyler.


Women's Varsity Eight
Saturday AM Race -- 1, Washington 7:22.19. 2, Boston University 7:25.54.
Saturday PM Race -- 1, Washington 7:05.4. 2, Ohio State 7:02.4.
Sunday Race -- 1, Washington 6:37.48. 2, Syracuse 7:03.85.

UW Lineup: cox-Alysha Koorji, stroke-Liz Simenstad, 7- Kara Farquharson, 6-Megan Kalmoe, 5-Andrea Sooter, 4-Charlene Franklin, 3-Allison DePalma, 2-Cara Troelstra, bow-Marah Connole.


Men's Junior Varsity Eight
Saturday AM Race -- 1, Washington 7:07.88. 2, UC-Davis 7:16.94.
Saturday PM Race -- 1, Washington, no time. 2, Northeastern, no time (UW won by 1.3 seconds)
Sunday Race -- 1, Washington 5:54.43. 2, Stanford 6:00.14.

UW Lineup: cox-Micah Perrin, stroke-Adam Van Winkle, 7-Thomas McCrea, 6-Tyler Smith, 5-Steve Full, 4-Drew Fowler, 3-Dave Aron, 2-Andrew Beaton, bow-Derek DeVries.


Women's Junior Varsity Eight
Saturday AM Race -- 1, Washington 8:04.11. 2, Boston University 8:31.41.
Saturday PM Race -- 1, Washington 7:03.2. 2, Ohio State 7:13.7.
Sunday Race -- 1, Washington 6:36.90. 2, Syracuse 7:10.24.

UW Lineup: cox-Eva Anderson, stroke-Courtney Plitt, 7-Jamie Unwin, 6-Corianne Bowman, 5-Karen Magnuson, 4-Sarah Hubbard, 3-Kim Armstrong, 2-Olivia Morrow, bow-Iva Dermendjieva.


Men's Freshman Eight
Saturday Race -- 1, Washington 6:17.9. 2, UC Davis JV 6:52.0.
Sunday Race -- 1, Washington 5:50.87. 2, Pennsylvania 6:03.73.

UW Lineup: cox-Katelin Snyder, stroke-Bart-Jan Caron, 7-Max Lang, 6-Asa Bergdahl, 5-Trevor Mollenkopf, 4-Jesse Johnson, 3-Peter Carlson, 2-Will Crothers, bow-Michael Flight.


Women's Novice Eight
Saturday Race -- 1, California 7:43.84. 2, Washington 7:58.67.
Sunday Race -- 1, Washington 6:53.05. 2, Stanford 6:57.05

UW Lineup: cox-Sofia Goldberg-Benson, stroke-Ashley Brown, 7-Maria Hoisington, 6-Kim Kennedy, 5-Dana Brandt, 4-Laura Cooper, 3-Lia Prins, 2-Helen Wall, bow-Samantha Smith.

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