UW Wraps Up Fall Rowing Season This Weekend
Nov. 7, 2003
SEATTLE - The University of Washington concludes its fall rowing season this weekend during two local 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, hosted by the Lake Washington Rowing Club, takes place Sunday with a busy 50-race schedule.
Racing begins both days at 8 a.m. on the same 4,800-meter course. The events 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.
Numerous collegiate crews join the Huskies at Sunday's Head of the Lake competition, including Michigan State, Syracuse, Stanford, Washington State and Oregon State.
The Head of the Lake Regatta showcases collegiate rowers, as well as junior and masters competitors. The 50 races range from single sculls, doubles and fours to eight-oared crews. The featured events are the men's and women's open competition for eight-oared crews. They will be among the opening races of the regatta.
The Husky rowers have competed in one other head race this fall. All three UW crews that competed won their events Oct. 25 at the Portland Loop Regatta on the Willamette River.
The Pair Head event is an intra-squad affair with few 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 schedule.
This weekend's races complete Washington's brief fall racing season. The 2004 season gets underway March 27 with the annual Class Day Regatta.
HEAD OF THE LAKE REGATTA
Lake Washington; Seattle, Wash.
Nov. 9, 2003
Women's Open 4 'A'
cox: Eva Anderson
stroke: Megan Kalmoe
3: Keegan Ryan
2: Analena Shepherd
bow: Caitlin Davis
Men's Open 4 'B'
cox: Will Miller
stroke: Michael Quann
3: Nic Wolfe
2: Rhyne Dangenis
bow: Tom Schlenker
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