UW Women’s Crew To Compete At Head Of The American
SEATTLE – UW women’s crew is headed to Rancho Cordova, Calif., this weekend to take part in one of the largest collegiate competitions in the world at the Head of the American hosted by the Sacramento State Aquatic Center.
On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Huskies will take nine pairs to compete in the women’s collegiate pairs race that has 53 entries at 11 a.m. PT and then compete in the women’s collegiate eights at 2 p.m. PT, a race with 22 entries.
“This is a really special race as it’s the biggest women’s pairs race in North American and one of the biggest in the world,” UW head coach Bob Ernst said. “It’s just huge because the competition never had so many entries. Fifty-three in the pairs race is off the charts.”
Grace Spoors, Fiona Gammond
Sarah Dougherty, Phoebe Spoors
Rose Filer, Elizabeth Vogt
Margaret Phillips, Bella Chilczuk
Abigail Ernst, Danielle Olson
Kathryn Brown, Sophia Dalton
Kaitlyn Garlock, Valerie Vogt
Courtney Thompson, Allie Delarge
Natasha Gay, Giuliana Chilczuk
The collegiate field will include the likes of California, USC, Stanford and UCLA, who are all conference foes and finished in the top-10 at last year’s NCAA Championships. The five-kilometer course will also be the site of the Pac-12 Championships and NCAA Championships for the next two years
“We are going up against traditionally the best performers at the NCAAs,” Ernst said. “Racing against them on the course for the Pac-12s and NCAAs will be great for our team.”
Of the nine pairs the Huskies have entered in the pairs race, the top four will comprise the varsity squad for the women’s collegiate eight and the fifth through eighth place finishers will make up the second boat of eights.
Full entry lists and an event schedule can be found on Regatta Central. Fans can follow the action on Twitter at @UWHuskyCrew.