UW Crews Win All Four Featured Events

Oct. 30, 2004

PORTLAND, Ore. - All four Washington crews won their races Saturday as the Huskies opened their 2004-05 rowing season at the 16th-annual Portland Loop Regatta on the Willamette River.

The head races were contested on a 7,000-meter stretch of the river from Lake Oswego Pointe to Oaks Park. Teams started from a single-file line at set intervals in a time-trail format.

Both UW women's crews completed the course over one minute ahead of the opposition. The varsity eight captured the women's Championship Eight title with a time of 22:13.95. Host Oregon State placed second in 23:25.17.

The Huskies' junior varsity boat registered a winning time of 22:17.90 in the women's Collegiate Eight event. Oregon State finished 1-minute, 22-seconds back in 23:29.63. Portland placed third and Portland State fourth.

The UW men's varsity won its Championship Eight competition, outracing second place Oregon State. Last year the Huskies' top men's crew did not compete as their shell was broken during a practice row the day before the regatta. The junior varsity crew was promoted into the Championship Eight field and won the title while UW did not have an entry in the 2003 Collegiate Eight race.

The Husky men's JV was back in the Collegiate Eight race this year and defeated two Oregon State crews and one from Portland to claim the title.

The entire Husky fleet is in action Sunday, Nov. 14 at the Head of the Lake Regatta that runs from Lake Union eastbound into Lake Washington. That is the final competition of the fall racing season.

Portland Loop Regatta Results
Saturday, October 30, 2004
Willamette River; Portland, Ore.
(all races were 7,000 meters, times not available for men's races)

Women's Championship Eight -- 1, Washington 22:13.95. 2, Oregon State 23:25.17.
UW Lineup: cox-Dana Ryan, stroke-Amanda Jensen, 7-Alina Tabacaru, 6-Allison DePalma, 5-Sarah Hubbard, 4-Janelle Dubbins, 3-Michael Kohan, 2-Katie Gardner, bow-Olivia Morrow.

Men's Championship Eight --1, Washington. 2, Oregon State.
UW Lineup: cox-Stephen Hertzfeld, stroke-Ante Kusurin, 7-Scott Schmidt, 6-Giuseppe Lanzone, 5-Lyle Larson, 4-Scott Gault, 3-Dusan Nikolic, 2-Aljosa Corovic, bow-Dustin Kraus.

Women's Collegiate Eight --1, Washington 22:17.90. 2, Oregon State 23:29.63. 3, Portland 30:03.64. 4, Portland State 31:16.16.
UW Lineup: cox-Eva Anderson, stroke-Courtney Plitt, 7-Marah Connole, 6-Megan Kalmoe, 5-Gemma Edward-Aron, 4-Cara Troelstra, 3-Karen Magnuson, 2-Andrea Sooter, bow-Liz Simenstad.

Men's Collegiate Eight --1, Washington. 2, Oregon State 'A'. 3, Oregon State 'B'. 4, Portland.
UW Lineup: cox-Greg King, stroke-David Holden, 7-Matt Kopicky, 6-Cooper Lange, 5-Brett Newlin, 4-Adam Van Winkle, 3-Alan Oriard, 2-Tyler Smith, bow-Craig Tyler.