Windermere Real Estate And Stanford University Host 2004 Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic

March 17, 2004

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28, 2004
Times: Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Redwood Shores Lagoon, Redwood City, CA
Directions: Visit Or see below.
Results: Day 1 Results | Day 2 Results
Schedule: Click Here
Live Scoring: Click Here
February Announcement: Click Here
Poll: Click Here

About the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic:
The Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic will feature collegiate crews from fifteen schools across the nation in Henley-style lightweight women's, open women's and men's rowing events. More than 80 individual races will take place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 on Sunday (see schedule below for details). In addition to the collegiate events on the slate, local high school and junior rowing clubs will also compete. All race events are free and open to the public, who are welcome to view racing from the shoreline and surrounding areas.

Regatta Director and Stanford University Director of Rowing Craig Amerkhanian:
'The Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic will showcase some of the best men's and women's rowing in the country,' said Craig Amerkhanian, Stanford director of rowing and men's head coach. 'This event offers the rare opportunity to see competition between many of the nation's top East and West coast crew teams as well as some of the sport's most accomplished athletes. With the spectator friendly venue at Redwood Shores it's perfect opportunity to see the racing up close. It goes without saying that that this event would not be possible without the generous support of Windermere Real Estate.'

About the Competitors:
The men's and women's collegiate fields for the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic is arguably the best collection of national collegiate rowing teams in any single regatta outside of conference and national championship events. In the men's varsity event, all six competitors finished within the top 17 places including No. 3 California and No. 16 Princeton who figures to move into contention for the 2004 National Championship with the addition of its 2003 undefeated frosh eight to the varsity squad. On the women's side, the regatta boasts preseason No. 6 Stanford, No. 7 Virginia, No. 8 Michigan State, and No. 11 California. In the lightweight competition, 2003 No. 1 Princeton, No. 2 Harvard, No. 4 Georgetown and No. 5 Stanford will do battle.

What is Henley-Style Racing?
Henley-Style is a one-on-one or a two-boat race. Also referred to as a dual race, this format for competition is used at the Henley Royal Regatta in Henley-on-Thames, England.

About Rowing Leagues and Championships:
The Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta (IRA) is the oldest collegiate rowing championship in the country and remains the premier event for national rowing honors for collegiate men. The Cincinnati Regatta, raced on Harsha Lake, was recognized as the sport's heavyweight national championship from 1982 until 1996, but the winner of the Varsity Challenge Cup at IRA has since regained the recognition of national champion.

The first women's collegiate championship was held in Oak Ridge, Tennessee in 1980, but it was not until 1997 that women's rowing became an NCAA sport. Since then, the team title along with first varsity eights, second varsity eights and varsity fours titles have been contested at the NCAA Women's Rowing Championships.

Women's lightweight rowing is not an NCAA sport and its national championship is contested at the IRA.

Windermere Real Estate and Rowing:
Windermere's heritage of supporting collegiate crew racing began 18 years ago when the company sponsored the first annual Windermere Cup regatta in Seattle. Held in partnership with the University of Washington, the Windermere Cup has become one of the largest community events in Seattle, welcoming national and international crew teams for exciting competition while commencing the official opening day of boating season for the waters of the Puget Sound. In 2003, Windermere elected to expand it's involvement with the sport and launched, in conjunction with Stanford University, the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic at Redwood Shores.

Men's Varsity Team Notes:
Stanford-MHead Coach Craig Amerkhanian and the Stanford Cardinal return senior Matt Altman, juniors Eric Feeny, David Banks and Zach Cooper along with sophomore Jake Cornelius from last year's varsity eight. In 2003, the Cardinal finished fourth at the Pac-10 Championships and at No. 14 at the IRA National Championships. The Cardinal will be without powerhouse Jamie Schroeder who is currently away from the team in a bid to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic squad.

California-M:After dominating collegiate rowing for much of the last five seasons, including four IRA National Championships and a third place finish in 2003, Cal and Head Coach Steve Gladstone find themselves in uncharted waters this season. The Bears return only oarsman, Robert Austerman, from last year's varsity eight. For Cal it will be up to a combination of savvy reserves from last year's JV IRA National Champion and sophomores looking for redemption following a second-place finish behind Princeton frosh at the 2003 IRA.

Penn-MQuakers Head Coach Stan Bergman, who enters his 20th season at the helm of Penn Crew, returns Andrew Kelly, Ryan Broderick and James Lederman from the 2003 varsity. Kelly, a senior, returns to the squad after taking Gold in the coxed pair at the 2003 World Championships in Milan, Italy last summer. Last season, Penn finished ranked at No. 17 in the nation.

Princeton-M:Head Coach Curtis Jordan returns Tyson White, Jamie Faris, Brandon Paige, Jeff Baumgardner, Aaron Kroeker, Spencer Washburn and Tim Dittman from the 2003 varsity eight that finished 16th at the IRA National Championships last year. Look for the sophomore class to make a big impact in this years varsity lineup, however, as Princeton Frosh were untouchable last year finishing off a undefeated IRA National Championship season with a victory in the Temple Cup at Henley.

Navy-MHead coach Rick Clothier and his Navy varsity eight made strides in 2003 finishing fourth at the Eastern Sprints and No. 8 at the IRA National Championships. The Midshipmen return a nucleus of Albert Arnold, Doug Brayton, Andrew Melander, Sean MacDougall, Paul Marcy, Tim Rigler from last year's varsity. 'We hope to be a bit faster in 2004!' said Clothier.

Yale-MHead Coach John Pescatore and the Yale Bulldogs return all of the varsity oarsmen from a 2003 crew that finished 11th at the Eastern Sprints and 15th at the IRA National Championships. Senior and Captain Andrew Brennan, won a Gold Medal at the Pan American Games last summer rowing in the U.S. Eight oared shell. Other returnees include Greg Sherman, Scott Bender, Chris Heller, Jeff Mascia, Tom Kalvik and Carl Dietz.

Women's Varsity Team Notes:
Stanford-WHead Coach Aimee Baker and the No. 6 Stanford women's varsity eight return, Wendy Hoeveler, Missy Fiesler, Melissa Haury, Marlo Dreissigacker and Ashley Maloney from their 2003 campaign. Stanford is the defending Pac-10 Champion and was the bronze medalist in the varsity eight at the NCAA National Championships. Coxswain Hoeveler earned second team All-American and All-Pac-10 honors last season, while Fiesler and Haury were all conference selections.

California-WThe No. 11 ranked Golden Bears return 15 letterwinners with experience racing at NCAAs. Sixth year head coach Dave O'Neill has been impressed with the leadership this core has shown. The combination of experienced seniors and rapidly improving sophomores has provided O'Neill with any number of fast varsity combinations. 'We have a solid group who know what it takes to win at this level,' said O'Neill. 'They have learned from past experiences and raised standards and expectations.'

Cornell-WHead Coach Melanie Onufrieff's squad is comprised of nine seniors, nine juniors, twelve sophomores, and 20 freshmen. There's a strong veteran, upperclass leadership with talented, exuberant youth to push them. In addition to Siobhan Steyn, Sarah Greer, Amelia Siani, Kelly Neuman, and coxswain Vicki Liang who return from the EAWRC seventh place varsity eight. In addition, seven of nine from last year's 2V that finished 4th at EAWRC Championships are back.

Michigan State-WHead Coach Bebe Bryans and the No. 8 ranked Spartans will be bolstered by Michelle Fix, Stacey Hicks, Christen Brown, Katie Isaacs, who all return from the 2003 varsity. Last season Michigan State finished third in the Big-10 and 13th at the NCAA Championships. 'We're really looking forward to returning to the Windermere Classic,' said Bryans. 'The racing will be fantastic and the Windermere and Stanford University people put on a great event.'

Virginia-WThe No. 7 ranked Cavilers Head Coach Kevin Sauer returns Genevieve Cauchon-Voyer, Bethany Clark, Carolyn McMillan, Jennifer Reck, Lindsay Shoop and Betty Shumaker from the 2003 varsity eight that finished fifth at the NCAA National Championships. Since the inaugural NCAA National Championship in 1997, Virginia has finished the Team Competition fourth, third, second, third, seventh, fourth and sixth respectively.

Washington State-WCoach: Jane LaRiviere2003 Pac-10 Finish: Fifteenth2003 NCAA Finish: Third

Women's Varsity Lightweight Team Notes:
Stanford-WLHead Coach Al Acosta and the Stanford lightweight varsity eight return Kerin Lanyi, Cady Kintner, Kristina Peterson, Michelle Ramirez and Erica Bromley. Along with this core from the 2003 varsity eight that finished fifth at the IRA, Stanford adds one of the nations top recruits, Meredith Coleman and many stalwarts from the '03 novice eight who are developing into solid varsity rowers.

Georgetown-WLCoach: Jimmy King2003 EARWC Finish: Fourth2003 IRA Finish: Fourth

Harvard-WLHead Coach Cecile Tucker and the Harvard women's lightweight varsity eight are coming off a strong 2003 campaign. However the Crimson will look to turn the table in Princeton in 2004. Last season, Harvard finished runner to the Tigers at both the EAWRC Championships and IRA Championships. Harvard will compete in Black & White colors representing Radcliffe.

Princeton-WLHead coach Heather Smith and the Tigers women's lightweight varsity eight hope to equal their 2003 season results in 2004. The task at hand is to match its EAWRC and IRA Championship performances. Athletes returning to the varsity in 2004 include, Alison Barnes, Uta Oberdoerster, Amelia Robertson, Sarah Skinner and Julia Straus.

Other Varsity Squad Notes:
North Carolina-MA club rowing program coached by Cal alumni Steve Condrin, the Tar Heels are coming off a bronze medal performance in the varsity coxed four at the IRA Championships. North Carolina will test its speed against strong JV crews from Cal, Stanford and Navy.

Sacramento State-MAlways looking for good competition and racing experience, coach Sam Sweitzer and the CSUS varsity crew comes to Windermere to complete the field in the Freshman event. The CSUS oarsmen, who finished sixth at the WIRA Championships in 2003, will be taking on some of the top frosh programs in the country including Cal, Stanford and Penn.

Arizona State-WCoaches Jeff Wilkinson and Kelly Vanek along with a first year club program will join the slate to take on the Stanford's first-year rowers in the novice eight event.

About Windermere (
Since 2001, Windermere Real Estate has been serving the neighborhoods of California, with offices in Carmel, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Saratoga, San Jose/Silver Creek, and San Jose/Willow Glen, as well as Pleasanton and Santa Rosa. In addition, there are offices in Orange County and North San Diego County, as well as the Palm Springs area. Each independently owned office is part of Windermere Real Estate, the leading residential real estate network in the West with 6,000 agents and more than 225 offices. Windermere has redefined the way real estate is practiced through its industry-leading agent benefits, cutting edge tools and technologies and its commitment to the communities it serves. The Windermere Real Estate network includes offices in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, California, Arizona and British Columbia. While residential real estate is the mainstay of Windermere's business, the company also has offices and associates specializing in new construction, commercial real estate, relocation, and property management.

Directions to Redwood Shores:

Directions from Stanford, Calif. via 101
-Take the 101 North ramp towards San Francisco-Take the Marine World Parkway Exit. Exit toward the bay.-Follow Marine World Parkway.

To the launch site:-At the second light turn right on Twin Dolphin Drive.-Turn left on: Lagoon Drive.-Turn Right into the first parking lot.

To the viewing bridge:Follow Marine World Parkway.Turn right on Bridge Parkway.Turn right into the parking lot just before the bridge.Walk up to the top.

2004 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association/USRowing Preseason Poll
Released March 11, 2004

Women's NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points
1. Brown University (2) 324
2. University of Michigan (2) 315
3t. Princeton University (2) 314
3t. Yale University (8) 314
5. Harvard University (4) 294
6. Stanford University (1) 289
7. University of Virginia 266
8. Michigan State University 257
9. The Ohio State University 235
10. University of Washington 233
11. University of California at Berkeley 209
12. University of Southern California 204
13. University of Tennessee 127
14. University of Texas 117
15. Washington State University 98
16. Boston University 80
17. Syracuse University 76
18. Duke University 54
19. University of Wisconsin 46
20. University of Iowa 40

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Cornell University 32, Oregon State University 27, University of Notre Dame 12, University of Massachusetts 7, University of Minnesota 7, Columbia University 4, University of Pennsylvania 4, Northeastern University 2, Clemson University 1, University of California at Los Angeles 1, and University of Miami 1.

Racing Schedule: (Subject to change based on racecourse conditions):

Saturday, March 27, 2004
1 9:00 MV8 Stanford Pennsylvania
2 9:10 MV8 California Yale
3 9:20 MV8 Princeton Navy
4 9:30 WV8 Stanford Virginia
5 9:40 WV8 Michigan State California
6 9:50 WV8 Cornell Washington State
7 10:00 WL8 Georgetown Stanford
8 10:10 WL8 Harvard Princeton
9 10:20 M2V8 Stanford North Carolina
10 10:30 M2V8 Yale California
11 10:40 M2V8 Navy Princeton
12 10:50 W2V8 Stanford Virginia
13 11:00 W2V8 Michigan State California
14 11:10 W2V8 Washington State Cornell
15 11:20 MF8 Sacramento State Pennsylvania
16 11:30 MF8 Stanford California
17 11:40 WL8 Stanford Arizona State
18 11:50 Jr MV8 Los Gatos RC St. Ignatius HS
19 12:00 Jr MV8 Pacific RC Stanford RC
20 12:10 Jr WV8 Los Gatos RC St. Ignatius HS
21 12:20 Jr WV8 Pacific RC Berkeley HS
22 12:30 Jr M2V8 Los Gatos RC a Pacific RC
23 12:40 Jr M2V8 Los Gatos RC b St. Ignatius HS
24 12:50 Jr W2V8 Berkeley HS Stanford RC
25 1:00 Jr W2V8 Los Gatos RC a St. Ignatius HS
26 1:10 Jr W2V8 Pacific RC Los Gatos RC b
27 1:20 Outriggers Kona, Hawaii Kilohana, California
28 1:30 Kayak
29 1:40 Kayak
1:50 Break
2:00 Break
30 2:10 Jr MV8 Los Gatos RC Stanford RC
31 2:20 Jr MV8 Pacific RC St. Ignatius HS
32 2:30 Jr WV8 Peninsula AC Berkeley HS
33 2:40 Jr WV8 Pacific RC St. Ignatius HS
34 2:50 MV8 Stanford Navy
35 3:00 MV8 California Pennsylvania
36 3:10 MV8 Princeton Yale
37 3:20 WV8 Stanford Michigan State
38 3:30 WV8 California Cornell
39 3:40 WV8 Washington State Virginia
40 3:50 WL8 Stanford Harvard
41 4:00 WL8 Georgetown Princeton
42 4:10 M2V8 Navy Stanford
43 4:20 M2V8 California North Carolina
44 4:30 M2V8 Princeton Yale
45 4:40 M2V8 Michigan State Cornell
46 4:50 W2V8 California Stanford
47 5:00 W2V8 Virginia Washington State
48 5:10 MF8 Sacramento State Stanford
49 5:20 MF8 Pennsylvania California
50 5:30 WN8 Arizona State Stanford
Sunday, March 28, 2004
51 9:00 M2V8 North Carolina Navy
52 9:10 WL8 St. Mary's Arizona State
53 9:15 WL8 Stanford California
54 9:20 W2V8 Virginia California
55 9:30 W2V8 Michigan State Washington State
56 9:40 M2V8 Stanford Yale
57 9:50 M2V8 Princeton California
58 10:00 MV8 Navy Pennsylvania
59 10:10 WV8 Washington State Michigan State
60 10:20 W2V8 Cornell Stanford
61 10:30 WV8 Virginia California
62 10:40 WV8 Cornell Stanford
63 10:50 MV8 California Princeton
64 11:00 MV8 Stanford Yale
65 11:10 WL8 Stanford Princeton
66 11:20 WL8 Georgetown Harvard
67 11:30 MF8 Sacramento State California
68 11:40 MF8 Stanford Pennsylvania
69 11:50 WL8 Stanford St. Mary's
12:10 Break
12:20 Break
70 12:30 Outriggers Kona, Hawaii Kilohana, California
12:40 Break
71 12:50 Masters 4x Marin RA Los Gatos RC
72 1:00 Jr W2V8 Los Gatos RC a Pacific RC
73 1:10 Jr W2V8 Los Gatos RC b Stanford RC
74 1:20 Jr W2V8 Berkeley HS St. Ignatius HS
75 1:30 Jr M2V8 Los Gatos RC a St. Ignatius HS
76 1:40 Jr M2V8 Los Gatos RC b Pacific RC
77 1:50 Jr WV8 Peninsula AC St. Ignatius HS
78 2:00 Jr WV8 Los Gatos RC Pacific RC
79 2:10 Jr MV8 Los Gatos RC Pacific RC
80 2:20 Jr MV8 St. Ignatius HS Stanford RC
81 2:30 Jr W2V8 Pacific RC St. Ignatius HS
82 2:40 Jr W2V8 Los Gatos RC a Berkeley HS
83 2:50 Jr M2V8 St. Ignatius HS Pacific RC
84 3:00 Jr M2V8 Los Gatos RC a Los Gatos RC b
85 3:10 Jr WV8 Peninsula AC Osnabruck
86 3:20 Jr WV8 Los Gatos Berkeley HS
87 3:30 Jr MV8 Los Gatos Osnabruck
3:40 Break