UW Rowers Compete at Washington State

April 11, 2003

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This Week

Washington Crew at Washington State, 1:00 p.m.
Wawawai Landing; Pullman, Wash.

A fleet of Washington rowers, including eight eight-oared crews and five four-oared units travel across the state this weekend for their annual dual regatta with Washington State. Racing begins on Saturday, April 12 at 1 p.m. on the Snake River. The venue is Wawawai Landing which is located 15 miles west of Pullman, Wash. The Huskies are bringing their top two women's varsity crews, including their defending NCAA champion varsity eight and junior varsity eight boats. The UW women's varsity eight is ranked No. 2 nationally while their Cougar counterpart is No. 12. Washington has eight women's entries with three varsity eight crews, two novice eights, two varsity fours and one novice four. The three Husky men's crews that competed last weekend in San Diego will not compete this week as they prepare for a trip next weekend to Wisconsin. The UW men are sending two varsity eights to Pullman along with a freshman eight, a varsity four and a freshman four.

Directions to Wawawai Landing
From Highway 195 (north or south), turn west on Wawawai Road ... Travel on Wawawai Road for 10 miles until the road ends with a stop sign ... Turn right and drive down six miles into the canyon ... At the bottom of the canyon, go past the county park on the right and over the railroad tracks ... The boathouse is a cinderblock building on the right ... Park on the side of the road or in the parking lot south of the boathouse.

2002 WSU-UW Dual Recap
The Washington women's varsity eight pulled through an unexpected wake from a police boat in the second half of its race but wasn't deterred as it went on to win the annual dual regatta with Wisconsin and Washington State Saturday morning on the Montlake Cut. The victory over the Badgers gives Washington the 'W' trophy and a perfect 10-0 record since the schools began the varsity eight dual in 1993. The Huskies won six of eight races on the day, nearly all of which were held under strong winds and a steady rain. All three crews in the women's varsity eight were nearing the Montlake Cut, heading west approximately halfway through the race, when a Harbor Patrol police boat sped past the crews and into the Cut, creating a wake and rocking the racing shells. All three crews maintained racing and Washington went on to post an open water victory, covering the 2,000-meter course in a time of 6 minutes, 55.7 seconds. Washington State was second at 7:02.8 and Wisconsin was third at 7:15.5. Washington State's novice women won the first race of the day, in 7:26.9, defeating the Husky novice crew, which finished in 7:35.7, for the second time in as many weeks. The Cougars snapped a four-year Husky win streak in their grand final at the San Diego Crew Classic last weekend. The Huskies' junior varsity eight led from start to finish in its race, winning in 7:14.7, well ahead WSU at 7:32.9. The UW second junior varsity was third in 7:50.5. Washington's second varsity four, comprised of women who had raced earlier in the second jayvee race, won its race in 7:59.8. The Huskies' first varsity four had held an open water lead in the race when one of its rowers caught a 'crab' and came to a complete stop for 10 seconds while trying to get the oar back in position. The crew went on to finish second, in 8:03.3, ahead of the Cougars at 8:15.4. The Cougars added to their novice victory with another in the second novice eights race, posting an open water victory, at 7:34.1, over two Huskies crews that finished at 7:45.4 and 8:05.1, respectively. On the men's side, Washington's freshman and varsity mixed crews posted decisive victories in each of its three races against the Washington State men's club program.

Centennial Celebration
Washington has several special events scheduled this spring to honor 100 years of Husky Crew, including an Anniversary Banquet May 1. The Huskies hosted California on June 3, 1903 in the school's inaugural collegiate race. UW defeated Cal by three boat lengths in a four-oared event over a 1 1/2-mile Lake Washington Course.

The Staff
Bob Ernst begins his 29th season of coaching at Washington and his 16th year as head coach of the men's team. Ernst is the only coach in the country to lead both a men's and women's crew to national titles. He is joined by freshman coach Fred Honebein, who directed his crews to back-to-back IRA Championships in 2001 and 2002. Jan Harville enters her 23rd year with the program and her 16th as the women's head coach. She was named the 2001 Seattle Post-Intelligencer Sports Star of the Year after leading the Huskies to their third NCAA team title. Harville is assisted by novice coach Eleanor McElvaine and assistant varsity coach Erin O'Connell.

Crew Classic Recap
The Washington women won the junior varsity championship while the Husky men's and women's varsity eight boats were runners-up Sunday (April 6) during the Grand Final races at the San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay. Both varsity races were claimed by narrow California victories, including a photo finish in the women's Whittier Cup competition in which .08 seconds separated the first-place Bears from second-place Washington. The two crews remained within one second of each other throughout the 2,000-meter course. The top-ranked Huskies overcame an early deficit and led over the final 100 meters before No. 4 Cal surged at the finish line to capture the win with a time of 6-minutes, 42.5-seconds. Washington placed second by the length of a bow ball, clocking in at 6:42.58. The race was a replica of Saturday's heat during which the Bears nudged UW by .25 seconds to earn the favored first lane for the Grand Final race. Harville's varsity, which featured five rowers from last year's NCAA championship crew that went undefeated, lost a regatta championship for the first time in nearly two years. The last setback by the top women's crew was at the 2001 Crew Classic when UW finished second to USC in the Grand Final. UW has won 10 of the last 12 Whittier Cup trophies. The men's varsity race was nearly as close as the women's with a similar result. Top-ranked California won its fifth consecutive Copley Cup with a time of 5:56.79. Second-ranked Washington placed second in 5:57.98, over 11 seconds faster than third-place Oregon State. The Bears streaked out to a quick boat-length lead and sustained that margin until the final stretch when Washington's youthful varsity, which has only one senior in the boat, closed to within three seats at the finish. The Huskies claimed the gold medal in the women's junior varsity event for the third straight season and the 11th time in the last 12 years. UW trailed the entire race before overtaking California with 300 meters remaining. The Huskies posted a two-seat victory with a time of 6:48.8 followed by Washington State in 6:50.08 and California in 6:50.15. Washington was impressive in the heats, recording a nine-second win on Saturday. The men's junior varsity race featured another California-Washington battle with the Bears going wire-to-wire en route to a three-second victory. The Bears took command during the final 500 meters, opening a half boat length margin that would increase to a full length at the finish. Cal clocked a time of 5:59.97 followed by UW in 6:03.34 and Oregon State in 6:06.03. The Husky freshman eight men, with three rowers battling the flu, led early before finishing third behind California and Oregon State. The Bears winning time of 6:04.08 bettered OSU's 6:05.93 and UW's 6:07.86. The Huskies had won the previous four Crew Classic freshman championships. Washington's novice eight women finished fourth in an event won by Washington State. The Cougars had a time of 7:01.7 followed by Oregon State in 7:02.76, UCLA in 7:03.82 and UW in 7:04.58.

2002 Recap
No other rowing program in the country had as outstanding a year as the Washington men's and women's crews combined. The women won the NCAA varsity and junior varsity eight titles en route to a second-place team finish. The Husky men won gold medals in the freshman eight and open four events at the IRA Championships and earned bronze in both the varsity and junior varsity eights.

Team Captains
Washington announced its 2003 team captains during Class Day festivities last weekend. Senior Carrie Stasiak (St. Catharines, Ontario), a fourth-year rower who is currently in the varsity No. 7 seat, is the women's captain. Senior Charles Minett (Stratford, Ontario), a fourth-year rower who is currently the No 6 seat in the junior eight, was named captain of the men's team.

Next Week

Washington Crew at Wisconsin (men only), 8:00 a.m. PDT
Lake Mendota; Madison, Wisc.


Women's Varsity Eight
cox: Anne Hessburg (Sr. / Wenatchee, Wash. / Wenatchee HS)
stroke - Lauren Estevenin (Sr. / Fublaines, France / Bothell, Wash. / Inglemoor HS)
7 - Carrie Stasiak (Sr. / St. Catharines, Ontario / Holy Cross HS)
6 - Adrienne Hunter (Sr. / Toronto, Ontario / Havergal College HS)
5 - Heidi Hurn (Sr. / Redmond, Wash. / Eastlake HS)
4 - Jessica Harm (Sr. / Seattle, Wash. / Lakeside HS)
3 - Erin Curry (Sr. / Encinitas, Calif. / La Costa Canyon HS)
2 - Mary Reeves (Jr. / Dayton, Wash. / Dayton HS)
bow - Yvonneke Stenken (Jr. / Sacramento, Calif. / Rio Americano HS)

Women's Second Varsity Eight
cox: Megan Mach (Jr. / Seattle, Wash. / Ballard HS)
stroke - Sanda Hangan (Soph. / Dorohoi, Romania / Traian Lalescu HS)
7 - Courtney Matson (Soph. / Seattle, Wash. / Roosevelt HS)
6 - Alina Tabacaru (Fr. / Bacau, Romania / Sport HS)
5 - Amanda Jensen (Soph. / Tacoma, Wash. / Wilson HS)
4 - Gemma Edward-Aron (Soph. / San Anselmo, Calif. / Sir Francis Drake HS)
3 - Margaret Henry (Soph. / Spanaway, Wash. / Bethel HS)
2 - Michael Kohan (Soph. / Juneau, Ak. / Douglas HS)
bow - Signe Johannes (Jr. / Hoquiam, Wash. / Hoquiam HS)

Women's Third Varsity Eight
cox: Katie Peyer (Soph. / Kent, Wash. / Kennedy HS)
stroke - Karen Etsell (Sr. / Seattle, Wash. / Summit HS)
7 - Mieka Kalinoski (Sr. / Syracuse, N.Y. / Henninger HS)
6 - Katie Anderson (Soph. / Vancouver, Wash. / Prairie HS)
5 - Natalie Ritchie (Sr. / San Diego, Calif. / Kent School)
4 - Katie Gardner (Soph. / Chico, Calif. / Chico HS)
3 - Katie Hodapp (Soph. / Spokane, Wash. / Mt. Spokane HS)
2 - Emily Crandall (Sr. / Springfield, Va. / West Springfield HS)
bow - Helen Cicero (Soph. / Seattle, Wash. / Holy Names HS)

Women's Novice Eight
cox: Eva Anderson (Lake Forest Park, Wash. / Shorecrest HS)
stroke - Courtney Mitchell (Seattle, Wash. / Holy Names Academy HS)
7 - Marah Connole (Helena, Mont. / Helena HS)
6 - Katie Ball (Los Gatos, Calif. / Los Gatos HS)
5 - Allison DePalma (Campbell, Calif. / Notre Dame HS)
4 - Kim Matz (Puyallup, Wash. / Puyallup HS)
3 - Megan Kalmoe (St. Croix Falls, Wisc. / St. Croix Falls HS)
2 - Jen Dowrie (San Jose, Calif. / Archbishop Mitty HS)
bow - Olivia Morrow (San Diego, Calif. / Scripps Ranch HS)

Women's Second Novice Eight
cox: Queena Cheung (Renton, Wash. / Tahoma HS)
vstroke - Jessica Ahlering Laguna Niguel, Calif. (Santa Margarita HS)
7 - Analena Shepherd (Kenmore, Wash. / Juanita HS)
6 - Laura Baker (Bellingham, Wash. / Sehome HS)
5 - Simcha Weed (Bellevue, Wash. / Newport HS)
4 - Sarah Chisholm (Coeur d'Alena, Idaho / Lake City)
3 - Kara Lowe (Yelm, Wash. / Yelm HS)
2 - Caitlin Davis (Longview, Wash. / Mark Morris HS)
bow - Erin Lee (Kenmore, Wash. / Inglemoor HS)

Women's Varsity Four
cox: Dana Ryan (Soph. / La Jolla, Calif. / The Bishop's School)
stroke - Ilia Ash (Sr. / Arlington, Wash. / Lakewood HS)
3 - Nicole Mazikowski (Jr. / Olympia, Wash. / River Ridge HS)
2 - Katherine Ramos (Soph. / McLean, Va. / McLean HS)
bow - Lindsay Schwarz(Sr. / Centralia, Wash. / Centralia HS)

Women's Second Varsity Four
cox: Katie Peyer (Soph. / Kent, Wash. / Kentwood HS)
stroke - Janelle Dubbins (Soph. / Anchorage, Ak. / Service HS)
3 - Lisa Krikava (Sr. / Issaquah, Wash. (Issaquah HS)
2 - Eva Hershaw (Soph. / Palouse, Wash. / Garfield-Palouse HS)
bow - Alaina Garrie (Soph. / Bellevue, Wash. / Forest Ridge HS)

Women's Novice Four
cox: Eva Anderson (Lake Forest Park, Wash. / Shorecrest HS)
stroke - Allison DePalma (Campbell, Calif. / Notre Dame HS)
3 - Katie Ball (Los Gatos, Calif. / Los Gatos HS)
2 - Kim Matz (Puyallup, Wash. / Puyallup HS)
bow - Olivia Morrow (San Diego, Calif. / Scripps Ranch HS)

Men's Varsity Eight
cox: Stephen Hertzfeld (Soph. / Bethesda, Md. / Chevy Chase HS)
stroke - Seth Berling (Jr. / Belvedere, Calif. / St. Ignatius HS)
7 - John Kenfield (Jr. / Visalia, Calif. / Redwood HS)
6 - Ben Fletcher (Jr. / Moraga, Calif. / Miramounte HS)

5 - Gintz Salaks (Jr. / Riga, Latvia / Orange Coast College)
4 - Gavin Grant (Sr. / Canton, Mass. / Noble & Greenough HS))
3 - John Heylin (Soph. / Canyon, Calif. / De La Salle HS)
2 - Nick Hudson (Soph. / Ross, Calif. / Redwood HS)
bow - Evan Galloway (Soph. / Bainbridge Island, Wash. / Bainbridge Island HS)

Men's Junior Varsity Eight
cox: Shaina Grose (Fr. / Eugene, Ore. / South Eugene HS)
stroke - Matt Semritc (Jr. / Stanwood, Wash. / Stanwood HS)
7 - Trevor Connell (Soph. / Wilsonville, Ore. / Wilsonville HS)
6 - Eric Robinson (Soph. / Mercer Island, Wash. / Mercer Island HS)
5 - Dan McKeegan (Soph. / Chehalis, Wash. / W.F. West HS)
4 - Michael Quann Jr. / Puyallup, Wash. / Rogers HS)
3 - Ryan Semritc (Sr. / Stanwood, Wash. / Stanwood HS)
2 - Richard Tarbill (Jr. / Bainbridge Island, Wash. / Bainbridge Island HS)
bow - Will Osborn (Jr. / Portland, Ore. / Lakeridge HS)

Men's Freshman Eight
cox: Chris Morrison (Belmont, Calif. / Serra Notre Dame HS)
stroke - Tyler Smith (Issaquah, Wash. / Issaquah HS)
7 - Craig Tyler (Camas, Wash. (Camas HS)
6 - Nic Wolfe (Rainier, Wash. / Rainier HS)
5 - Stephen Rhyne (Bothell, Wash. / Seattle Baptist Christian)
4 - Thomas Schlenker (Selah, Wash. / Selah)
3 - Dominic Parker (Yakima, Wash. / Eisenhower HS)
2 - Daniel Harm (Seattle, Wash. / Lakeside HS)
bow - Brad Lentz (Seattle, Wash. / Mt. Rainier HS)

Men's Varsity Four
cox: Melissa Wengard (Sr. / Seattle, Wash. / Holy Names Academy)
stroke - Gavin Grant (Sr. / Canton, Mass. / Noble & Greenough HS))
3 - Gintz Salaks (Jr. / Riga, Latvia / Orange Coast College)
2 - Ben Fletcher (Jr. / Moraga, Calif. / Miramounte HS)
bow - Casey Clingan (Jr. / Seattle, Wash. / Roosevelt HS)

Men's Freshman Four
cox: Maura Little (Maple Valley, Wash. / Tahoma HS)
stroke - Tyler Smith (Issaquah, Wash. / Issaquah HS)
3 - Shay Colson (Viola, Idaho / Moscow HS)
2 - Kiel Petersen (Silverdale, Wash. / Shannigan Lake HS, B.C.)
bow - Rhyne Dangenis (Redmond, Wash. / Bear Creek HS)

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