Varsity Crews Travel to Wisconsin

April 18, 2001

This Week: Looking to keep Washington as the only name on the 'W' trophy, the Husky men's and women's varsity eight-oared crews travel east for their annual dual regatta with Wisconsin, Saturday, April 21.

Racing is set to begin at 10AM CST on Lake Mendota in Madison. However, because of lingering winter conditions and ice on the lake, the race may have to be held on a shortened course at nearby Lake Wingra, amongst 29 other teams who are racing in the Midwest Rowing Championships. The location will be determined based on race day conditions Saturday morning.

The Washington-Wisconsin series, a home-and-home challenge, began in 1993. Washington has won all eight of the men's and women's varsity races during that span. The Huskies will battle this weekend for their ninth consecutive dual win against the Badgers.

Washington sends only the men's and women's varsity crews to Madison, while the remainder of the squads continue to train in Seattle through the weekend.

Series Notes: The contest between the men should be heated as the Washington and Wisconsin men have already met once this season, at the San Diego Crew Classic. In the Copley Cup Grand Final, the Washington men placed second in a time of 6:10.02, ahead of the Badgers, who were fourth in a time of 6:16.85.

The Washington women did not see Wisconsin in San Diego. After a narrow loss to USC at the Crew Classic, the Huskies rebounded with a decisive win over cross-state rival Washington State last weekend in Pullman. The Badger women are coming off a loss to Boston University and a win over the University of Massachusetts last weekend in Cambridge.

Washington Men's varsity eight

Cox- Tim Lewis (Sr., Buffalo, NY) 	Transferred from Temple, Varsity cox 2000
Stroke- Matt Deakin (Jr., San Francisco, Calif.) Rowed six seat in varsity 2000
7- Dave Calder (Sr., Victoria, B.C.) Member of Canadian Olympic eight in Sydney
6- Charles Minett (So., Stratford, Ontario) First year varsity member
5- John Lorton (So., Seattle, Wash.) First year varsity member
4- Peter Dembicki (Jr., Mill Bay, B.C.) Rowed four seat in varsity 2000
3- Hans Hurn (Sr., Redmond, Wash.) Rowed bow seat in JV eight at 2000 IRA
2- Jon Burns (Jr., Vancouver, Wash.) Stroked varsity four last year
Bow- Brendan Patterson (Jr., St. Louis, Mont.) Rowed seven seat in JV eight 2000

Washington Women's varsity eight

Cox- Mary Whipple (Jr., Sacramento, Calif.) 	Varsity coxswain last year
Stroke- Lauren Estevenin (So., Fublaines, France) Stroked NCAA champion varsity four, 2000
7- Nicole Borges (Sr., Mississauga, Ontario) Third year varsity eight member
6- Anna Mickelson (Jr., Bellevue, Wash.) Won Nations Cup four for U.S., summer 2000
5- Rika Geyser (Sr., Pretoria, South Africa) World Indoor Rowing Champion, 2000
4- Adrienne Hunter (So., Toronto, Canada) Bow seat in champion varsity four, 2000
3- Carrie Stasiak (So., St. Catherines, Ont.) Three seat in champion varsity four, 20002- Nicole Rogers (Sr., Larkspur, Calif.) Third year varsity eight member
Bow- Annabel Ritchie (Jr., Blenhiem, New Zealand) Transferred to UW this winter, rowed with New Zealand national team'98-2000

Coming Soon - 15th Annual Windermere Cup Regatta - Saturday, May 5The Olympic bronze medal men's eight-oared crew from Croatia, the Romanian women's national team and the University of Victoria will join Washington in the 2001 Windermere Cup and Opening Day festivities May 5 on the Montlake Cut.

All nine members of the Croatian team that captured the bronze medal in 2000 Olympic Games in Syndey, Australia, will visit Seattle. The Romanian women's team will be an elite group comprised of Junior World, Nation's Cup and World University Games Champions. Romania, traditionally among the world's finest crew competitors, won the last two Olympic women's eight gold medals, in 1996 and 2000.

The University of Victoria women's crew provides rowing fans a rematch of the historical race at the 2000 Henley Royal Regatta last July. The Washington women's varsity eight made history last summer when it won the inaugural Henley Prize, defeating Victoria in the grand final to win the first women's eight trophy awarded at the historic regatta.

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