Husky Crew Caps Fall Season in Seattle

Nov. 8, 2002

SEATTLE - The University of Washington concludes its fall rowing season this weekend as host for two events on Lake Washington. The Huskies entertain crews from cross-state rival Washington State on Saturday in the annual Pair Head races. The Head of the Lake Regatta, co-hosted by the Lake Washington Rowing Club, takes place Sunday with a busy 53-race schedule.

Racing begins both days at 8 a.m. on the same 4,800-meter course. The races start at the north end of Lake Union, continue through Portage Bay and the Montlake Cut into Union Bay, where a wide 180 degree turn points boats toward the finish line, near the Huskies' Conibear Shellhouse.

The 'head' races are a break from the straight, 2,000-meter courses customarily contested by collegians. Teams begin from a single-file line with boats starting at approximately 15-second intervals apart. There will be brief breaks between events of approximately one minute.

Joining the Huskies a the Head of the Lake competition will be collegiate crews from Washington State, Oregon State, Stanford, UC San Diego, Texas, Michigan State, Gonzaga, and Western Washington. This event showcases collegiate rowers, as well as junior and masters rowers. The 53 races scheduled range from single sculls, doubles and fours to eight-oared crews. The featured events are the men's and women's open eight's and the men's and women's open single. They will be the concluding events of the regatta.

The Husky rowers have competed in two other head races this fall, including the Portland Loop competition last weekend (Nov. 2). Washington swept all four featured events on the Willamette River, claiming varsity and junior varsity eight championships in both the men's and women's divisions.

The Washington women competed Oct. 20 at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. They were the top NCAA finishers, placing fourth overall.

The Pair Head event is essentially an intrasquad affair with five boats from WSU expected to join the competition. Husky teammates are grouped in numerous pairs with no four- or eight-oared events included on the racing card.

This weekend's races complete Washington's brief fall racing season. The Huskies, who are celebrating their 100th season of competition, begin winter training next week in preparation for the upcoming spring season. The 2003 season gets underway March 29 with the annual Class Day Regatta.

Lake Washington; Seattle, Wash.
Nov. 10, 2002

Washington Lineups

Women's Varsity Eight (Open Eight Event)
cox: Anne Hessburg
stroke: Adrienne Hunter
7: Carrie Stasiak
6: Lauren Estevenin
5: Sanda Hangan
4: Jessica Harm
3: Erin Curry
2: Courtney Matson
bow: Gemma Edward-Aron

Women's Junior Varsity Eight
cox: Megan Mach
stroke: Nicole Mazikowski
7: Ilia Ash
6: Katherine Ramos
5: Lisa Krikava
4: Mary Reeves
3: Lindsay Schwarz
2: Signe Johannes
bow: Michael Kohan

Women's Third Varsity Eight
cox: Katie Peyer
stroke: Helen Cicero
7: Katie Gardner
6: Mieka Kalinoski
5: Adrienne Daigle
4: Katie Ball
3: Katie Hodapp
2: Annie Anderson
bow: Emily Crandall

Women's Open 4 'A'
cox: Dana Ryan
stroke: Heidi Hurn
3: Eva Hershaw
2: Margaret Henry
bow: Amanda Jensen

Women's Open 4 'B'
cox: Mollie Schweigert
stroke: Karen Etsell
3: Alaina Garrie
2: Janelle Dubbins
bow: Natalie Ritchie

Men's Varsity Eight (Open Eight Event)
cox: Melissa Wengard
stroke: Dusan Nikolic
7: Marko Petrovic
6: John Lorton
5: Sam Burns
4: Kyle Larson
3: Giuseppe Lanzone
2: Kevin Smythe
bow: Ante Kusurin

Men's Junior Varsity Eight
cox: Ryan Marks
stroke: Ian Sawyer
7: Martin Rogulia
6: Charles Minett
5: Andy Derrick
4: Gavin Grant
3: Bill Liston
2: Matt Kopicky
bow: Evan Galloway

Men's Third Varsity Eight
stroke: Seth Berling
7: Eric Robinson
6: Nick Hudson
5: John Heylin
4: Ben Fletcher
3: Mike Quann
2: Dan McKeegan
bow: Trevor Connell

Men's Open 4 'A'
cox: Chris O'Brien
stroke: Jeff Jorgenson
3: Gints Salaks
2: Morgan West
bow: John Taylor

Men's Open 4 'B'
cox: Stephen Hertzfeld
stroke: Matt Semritc
3: Scott Gault
2: John Kenfield
bow: Casey Klingan

Men's Open 4 'C'
stroke: Ryan Semritc
3: Chris Morrison
2: Rick Tarbill
bow: Ryan Wells

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