Men's Crew Off To Seattle For Head Of The Lake Regatta

Nov. 8, 2001


SCHEDULE: The Oregon State men's crew heads to Seattle for the annual Head of the Lake Regatta this Saturday, Nov. 10. Racing begins at approximately 8:00 a.m., with both men's and women's crews competing throughout the morning.

OSU AT IRAs: The Beavers finished 10th at the IRA Championships on June 2 in Cherry Hill, N.J. OSU's varsity eight captured 10th in 5:46.0, while the JV was ninth in 5:56.22. OSU's freshman eight turned in an eighth-place finish with a time of 5:59.73. The 10th-place effort was the third-best in the history of the program at OSU.

NATIONAL SCENE: For the second year in a row, senior Joey Hansen was invited to the United States National Team Camp over the summer. Last year, Hansen recorded the fastest ergometer time in the country over 6,000 meters. OSU coach Dave Reischman was among the coaches assisting at the camp last summer.

SPRING FORWARD: A look at OSU's best times last spring: VARSITY EIGHT - 5:46.0 (at IRAs, Cooper River course, 6/2+-), JV EIGHT - 5:55.17 (at Opening Day Regatta/Windemere Cascade Cup, Montlake Cut, 5/6), VARSITY FOUR - 6:46.17 (at Opening Day Regatta, Montlake Cut, 5/6), NOVICE EIGHT - 5:59.73 (at IRAs, Cooper River course, 6/2). Note: Lowest times are not necessarily representative of best performances, as course conditions are a considerable factor in how the times turn out.

COACHING STAFF: Dave Reischman is in his eighth season as head coach of the men's crew program at Oregon State.

In his first seven years at OSU, the Beavers have finished third in the Pac-10 Championships each year and have been invited to the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships in Camden, New Jersey every year. The Beavers have finished in the top 10 three times, including last season, and the program has continually improved its talent and depth under Reischman.

Reischman came to Oregon State from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., where he spent five years as the Director of Rowing and Head Men's Crew Coach. During his tenure at Gonzaga, Reischman guided the program into varsity sport status and had two varsity crews make the Grand Finals at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships. His 1991 varsity squad finished fourth and qualified for the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships in Syracuse, New York.

In the summers of '93 and '94, Reischman was a coach for the United States National Sculling Team. In '93 he was in charge of the Men's Single Sculler that competed at the World Championships in the Czech Republic. In '94 he was an assistant coach for both the men's and women's squads that competed at the World Championships in Indianapolis.

A native of Silvana, Wash., Reischman attended Arlington High School and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Gonzaga in 1987 with a degree in computer science. Upon graduation he served a one-year coaching internship at Harvard University under legendary Crimson coach Harry Parker. Just prior to his position at Gonzaga, Reischman was the freshmen coach at the Florida Institute of Technology. His crews at Florida Institute finished second and third at the Dad Vail National Championship Regatta.

Kjell Oswald is in his second season as an assistant coach with the Oregon State men's crew program.

Oswald joined the Beaver staff after serving as a coaching intern for Princeton University last season. While at Princeton, Oswald was involved with both the varsity and freshmen programs.

Prior to his internship at Princeton, Oswald coached the Lakeside High School (Seattle, Wash.) women's varsity crew to a fourth-place finish nationally in 1999. Oswald guided Lakeside from fourth in the Northwest Region when he took the helm in 1995 to first in 1999.

Oswald rowed collegiately at perennial powerhouse Washington from 1993-94, but his career was cut short by a back injury midway through his sophomore year. He began coaching the following season.

Oswald also spent time interning with the U.S. National Team, and he brings a wealth of recruiting savvy to the program in addition to his coaching ability.

He graduated from Washington with a bachelor's degree in history with an emphasis in the history of science.

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