Washington Rowing Set For 23rd Annual Windermere Cup Races Saturday

April 30, 2009

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Setting the Scene: Windermere Cup/Opening Day
Windermere Real Estate and the University of Washington team up for the 23rd Annual Windermere Cup/Opening Day festivities. Races are slated to begin at 10:20am with the featured races beginning at 11:05am. Joining the Huskies in the two Windermere Cup races are the Brazilian Rowing Federation, Oregon State (men) and the University of Miami (women). The races will be broadcast live on KJR radio (AM-950) and on DawgChannel at GoHuskies.com.

Live Results/Video On The Web
Live video will be available for the meet here. Providing commentary on the DawgChannel broadcast will be Husky crew alumnus Al Erickson (class of 1982) and two-time UW national champion Jenni Hogan (class of 2002). The official Twitter page of the Husky Crew will also have live in-race updates. Post-race recap will be available on GoHuskies.com, the official Web site of Husky athletics.

Radio Coverage
The Windermere Cup/Opening Day races will again be broadcast on KJR radio (AM-950) with Bob Rondeau calling the action.

Last Time Out
The Husky men swept then-No. 1 California on Montlake Cut last Saturday, April 25. The men's crew has struggled this season, falling at the San Diego Crew Classic on April 5 and losing to both Stanford and defending national champion Wisconsin on April 17 and 18, respectively. The Huskies stormed back and quieted nay-sayers last weekend, taking nearly a full boat-length victory over top-ranked Cal in the varsity event. The second varsity squad won by two lengths, preserving its perfect record on the season. The freshman boat won by open water, keeping its undefeated streak alive. The men's varsity four also took a convincing win, recording a one-length win over the Bears.

On the women's side, the varsity four and novice boats each pieced together dominating wins. The four downed Cal by about a length, while the novices cruised to an open water victory of more than 14 seconds. Both the varsity and second varsity boats fell to the Golden Bears. Washington's top boat was nearly two lengths behind Cal, while the second varsity fell by just half a length.

About the Windermere Cup
The Windermere Cup/Opening Day races are annually attended by thousands of spectators, both on land and in boats along Montlake Cut and Lake Washington. The featured races' sponsorship by Windermere Real Estate, Inc. began in 1987 and draws major national and international crews each year to the Windermere Cup races. The Opening Day Regatta has been a traditional part of the opening of yachting season since 1970 and women's intercollegiate races were added to the schedule in 1976. The regatta is the preliminary event to the annual yacht club parade, signaling the beginning of boating season in the Northwest. The Cup itself is European cut-crystal and is roughly 14' tall, weighing a little over seven pounds. The base of the Cup, engraved with the name of each winning crew since 1987, is granite and weighs around 25 pounds.

The Men's Field
The 23rd annual running of the Windermere Cup men's eight will feautre the No. 2 Huskies along with the Brazilian Rowing Federation and Oregon State University. The presence of the Brazilian U23 national team marks the first time a South American crew has ever participated in the Windermere Cup races. At the 2008 U23 World Championships in Brandenburg, Germany, the men's Brazilian U23 teams competed only in the single scull and pair, finishing 15th and 16th, respectively. Oregon State is a fixture on Washington's race schedule. The Beavers are currently ranked No. 16 in the nation and have faced off against Stanford, Wisconsin and California this season. The Beavs notched a win over Gonzaga back in March, but fell to Stanford, Wisco and Cal in mid-April. The 2009 edition of the races marks the first time OSU has raced in the Windermere Cup. Oregon State's men are coached by Steve Todd, Washington class of 1999.

The Women's Field
The women's Windermere Cup race will feature the No. 8 Huskies, the women's Brazilian U23 team and the University of Miami (Fla.). Neither the Brazilian team nor the Hurricanes have ever raced the Windermere Cup before. The Brazilian women's eight did not compete in last year's U23 World Championship in Brandenburg, Germany and is making its U.S. debut this weekend. The Hurricanes of the University of Miami are coming off a third-place team finish at the ACC Championship. The `Canes finished third in both the varsity and second varsity eight races, helping seal the bronze finish for Miami. Two Miami rowers were named to the All-ACC team for their efforts, three-seat Emily Wingrove and five-seat Laura Cordner.

The Montlake Cut
The Huskies' home course is Montlake Cut, a 2,000-meter course that begins parallel to the floating bridge at Evergreen Point in Lake Washington and runs east to west through the Montlake Cut and to the finish line near the mouth of Portage Bay in Lake Union.

Where to Watch
Spectators are encouraged to view the Windermere Cup races from the shores of the Montlake Cut on Saturday, May 2. This is a free community event with parking available at surrounding University of Washington lots. Parking will be available for $12 in the University lots around the football stadium (lots E-10,11,12). Parking in the large Montlake Lot (E-1) is $6. Please note that the Montlake Bridge will be closed to traffic from 9:40 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The races begin at 10:20 a.m. and are followed by the boat parade. The Montlake Bridge will be raised and remain open during the boat parade.

Home Course Advantage
The Huskies have had extraordinary success in past Windermere Cup races, taking advantage of the home course and vocal support from the large crowds. Washington was victorious in 16 of the last 18 Windermere Cup men's competitions while the UW women won 13 of the last 17 titles.

Let's Go Camping!
Four Husky women have been invited to participate in the USRowing U23 team selection camp this summer. Juniors Alison Browning, Adrienne Martelli and Jennifer Park, as well as freshman coxswain Ariana Tanimoto will each vie for a spot on the U23 women's eight or quad to compete at the 2009 FISA Under 23 World Championship in Racice, Czech Republic July 23-26. Only 29 rowers nationwide were invited to the selection camp.

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On The Horizon
The Huskies will have nearly two weeks to train before the Pac-10 Championship on May 16-17, held on Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Beyond that, the women will look for an invitation to the NCAA Championship in Camden, NJ on May 29-31, while the men will compete at the IRA Championship, which moves west for the first time in regatta history. The 2009 IRA Championship will be held June 4-6 on Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, Calif.

Probable Washington Lineups
Men's Varsity Four
Washington 'A'
cox - Leah Downey (Sr. / Seattle, Wash. / Seattle Prep)
stroke - Maxwell Weaver (Jr. / Snohomish, Wash. / Snohomish)
3 - Casey Dobrowolski (So. / Seattle, Wash. / University Prep)
2 - David VanBolt (Sr. / Ann Arbor, Mich. / Huron)
bow - Trevor Walchenbach (So. / Seattle, Wash. / Roosevelt)

Washington 'B'cox - Valaree Fowler (Jr. / Tallahasse, Fla. / Leon / Florida State University)
stroke - Niles Garratt (So. / Lake Forest Park, Wash. / Shorecrest)
3 - Noah O'Connell (So. / Victoria, B.C., Canada / Brentwood School)
2 - Ricky Bargreen (Sr. / Lake Stevens, Wash. / Lake Stevens)
bow - Peter Carlson (Sr. / Orangevale, Calif. / Bella Vista)

Washington 'C'cox - Elizabeth Mackeen (Fr. / Fonthill, Ontario, Canada / Ridley College)
stroke - Joseph Hamm (Fr. / Seattle, Wash. / Seattle Academy)
3 - Leland Quinn (Fr. / Kentfield, Calif. / St. Ignatius)
2 - Pavel Mantchev (Fr. / Metz, France / Georges de la Tour)
bow - Oliver Enquist (Fr. / Edmonds, Wash. / Edmonds-Woodway)

Men's Open EightWashington 'A'
cox - Bronson Kolde (Sr. / Mercer Island, Wash. / Lakeside School)
stroke - John Collins (So. / Portland, Ore. / Westview)
7 - Kit Culbert (Jr. / Kirkland, Wash. / International Community School)
6 - Andrew Perkins (Fr. / Bellevue, Wash. / Bellevue Christian)
5 - Christopher Plumer (So. / Ross, Calif. / Redwood)
4 - Alex Pekasky (So. / Kenmore, Wash. / Inglemoor)
3 - Jamie North (Jr. / Seattle, Wash. / O'Dea)
2 - Alexander Keats (Jr. / Ventura, Calif. / Ventura)
bow - Matthew Mackinnon (Jr. / Kent, Wash. / Kentridge)

Washington 'B'
cox - Samuel Ojserkis (Fr. / Linwood, NJ / Mainland Regional)
stroke - Alan Meininghaus (Fr. / Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny)
7 - Stephen Silverstein (Fr. / McLean, Va. / McLean)
6 - Robert Squires (Fr. / Jacksonville, Fla. / Episcopal)
5 - Thomas Kicinski (Fr. / Vashon Island, Wash. / Vashon)
4 - Jethro Van't Hul (Fr. / Fairport, NY / Fairport)
3 - Clarence Miller (Fr. / Woodbridge, Va. / Gar-Field)
2 - Reiner Hershaw (Fr. / Palouse, Wash. / Washougal)
bow - Ryan Byarlay (Fr. / Auburn, Wash. / Auburn Mountainview)

Men's Freshman Eightcox - Laura Denman (Fr. / Winchester, Mass. / Winsor)
stroke - Mathis Jessen (Fr. / Hamburg, Germany / Rudolf-Steiner-Hamburg-Bergstedt)
7 - Tom Lehmann (Fr. / Roveshagen, Germany / Gymnasium an der Rostocker Heide Roveshagen)
6 - Conlin McCabe (Fr. / Brockville, Ontario, Canada / BCI)
5 - Robert Munn (Fr. / Redmond, Wash. / Redmond)
4 - Justin Hopkins (Fr. / Davis, Calif. / DSIS)
3 - Jay Thompson (Fr. / Boulder, Colo. / Fairview)
2 - Ambrose Puttmann (Fr. / Cincinnati, Ohio / St. Xavier)
bow - Jeffrey Gibbs (Fr. / Cincinnati, Ohio / St. Xavier)

Men's Second Varsity Eight
cox - Michelle Darby (So. / North Andover, Mass. / Phillips Academy)
stroke - Nenad Bulicic (So. / Belgrade, Serbia / Milutin Milankovic)
7 - Lowell Neal (Sr. / Los Alamos, N.M. / Los Alamos)
6 - Matt Zapel (So. / Vashon, Wash. / Vashon Island)
5 - Ty Otto (So. / Burke, Va. / Thomas Jefferson)
4 - Blaise Didier (Jr. / San Francisco, Calif. / John O'Connell)
3 - Roko Svast (Jr. / Split, Croatia / 5th Gymnasium)
2 - Bede Clarke (So. / Wallabi Point, Australia / Newington College)
bow - Stephen Connolly (Sr. / Calgary, Alberta, Canada / Shawnigan Lake)

Men's Varsity Eight
cox - Katelin Snyder (Jr. / Winter Park, Fla. / Winter Park)
stroke - Will Crothers (Sr. / Kingston, Ontario, Canada / Kingston C.V.I.)
7 - Simon Taylor (Jr. / Hamilton, New Zealand / Hamilton Boy's)
6 - Bart-Jan Caron (Sr. / Millbay, B.C., Canada / Shawnigan Lake)
5 - Rob Gibson (Sr. / Kingston, Ontario, Canada / Regiopolis-Notre Dame)
4 - Hans Struzyna (So. / Kirkland, Wash. / Bellevue Christian)
3 - Anthony Jacob (So. / Vancouver, B.C., Canada / Vancouver College)
2 - Jessiah Johnson (Sr. / Mercer Island, Wash. / Mercer Island)
bow - Max Lang (Lumby, B.C., Canada / Shawnigan Lake)

Women's Varsity Four
Washington 'A'
cox - Michele Miyauchi (So. / Bellevue, Wash. / Newport)
stroke - Rachel Powers (Jr. / Honolulu, Hawaii / Iolani School)
3 - Sarah Ryan (So. / Vancouver, Wash. / Columbia River)
2 - Audrey Baker (Sr. / Lynwood, Wash. / Kings)
bow - Blakeley Holland (Jr. / Seattle, Wash. / Bishop Blanchet)

Washington 'B'
cox - Laura Dally (Jr. / Vancouver, Wash. / Hudson's Bay)
stroke - Laura Cooper (Sr. / Clackamas, Ore. / Clackamas)
3 - Ali Steiner (Sr. / Vancouver, Wash. / Mountain View)
2 - Kelly Myers (So. / Olympia, Wash. / Capital)
bow - Kaiini Macarro (So. / Temecula, Calif. / Great Oak)

Washington 'C'
cox - Lauren Wands (Fr. / Coto de Caza, Calif. / Tesoro)
stroke - Sydney Collins (Fr. / Seattle, Wash. / Seattle Prep)
3 - Adriene De Leuw (Fr. / Bothell, Wash. / Inglemoor)
2 - Erin Lauber (Fr. / Edmonds, Wash. / Edmonds Woodway)
bow - Haley Yeager (Fr. / Seattle, Wash. / Blachet)

Washington 'D'
cox - Kelsey Meyer (Fr. / Bellevue, Wash. / Holy Names Academy)
stroke - Gillian Pennington (Fr. / Bellevue, Wash. / Issaquah)
3 - Victoria Nenchev (Fr. / Vancouver, Wash. / Evergreen)
2 - Ailish O'Sullivan (Fr. / Seattle, Wash. / Holy Names Academy)
bow - Markee Murphy (Fr. / Edgewood, Wash. / Puyallup)

Women's Open Eight
Washington 'A'
cox - Aya Shimizu (Fr. / Bellevue, Wash. / Sammamish)
stroke - Annie Johns (Fr. / Bainbridge Island, Wash. / Bainbridge Island)
7 - Schuyler Pearman-Gillman (Fr. / Veradale, Wash. / University)
6 - Helen Tilghman (Fr. / Seattle, Wash. / Garfield)
5 - Birgitte Gingold (Fr. / Bainbridge Island, Wash. / Bainbridge Island)
4 - Jona Ensley (Fr. / Washougal, Wash. / Washougal)
3 - Alexis Pong (Fr. / Langley, Wash. / South Whidbey)
2 - Sarah Velling (Fr. / Seattle, Wash. / Lakeside School)
bow - Carina French (Fr. / Portland, Ore. / Central Catholic)

Washington 'B'
cox - Katherine Mahoney (So. / Seattle, Wash. / Roosevelt)
stroke - Lauren Bresnahan (Jr. / Spokane, Wash. / Lewis & Clark)
7 - Ana Stoudt (So. / Woodinville, Wash. / Woodinville)
6 - Leslie White (So. / Shawnee, Kan. / Shawnee Mission Northwest)
5 - Sarah Martin (Jr. / Clear Lake, Wash. / Sedro-Valley)
4 - Bridget Claycomb (So. / Allyn, Wash. / North Mason)
3 - Lauren Fritts (So. / Sammamish, Wash. / Eastside Catholic)
2 - Emily Koltuniak (Jr. / Grosse Point, Mich. / Grosse Point South)
bow - Jessica Thimmig (So. / Tiburon, Calif. / Redwood)

Washington 'C'
cox - Samantha Pang (Fr. / Issaquah, Wash. / Issaquah)
stroke - Janie Schwarz (Fr. / Pacific, Wash. / Auburn Riverside)
7 - Melanie Nelson (Fr. / Kalispell, Wash. / Flathead)
6 - Maggie Henley (Fr. / Kent, Wash. / Kentwood)
5 - Nina Gerber (Fr. / San Rafael, Calif. / San Rafael)
4 - Elizabeth Weidner (Fr. / Woodinville, Wash. / Woodinville)
3 - Ashley Ahlstrom (Fr. / Bay Center, Wash. / Naselle)
2 - Sarah Scwisow (Fr. / Mukilteo, Wash. / Holy Names Academy)
bow - Sydney Clark (Fr. / Vancouver, Wash. / Vancouver Sch. of Arts & Academics)

Washington 'D'
cox - Leah Tormey (Fr. / Seattle, Wash. / Holy Names Academy)
stroke - Gina Matteo (So. / Burien, Wash. / Holy Names Academy)
7 - Whitney Wood (So. / Langley, Wash. / South Whidbey)
6 - Amanda Hacking (Fr. / Bulverde, Texas / The Westbridge Academy)
5 - Ashley Daniels (Fr. / Tacoma, Wash. / Evergreen Lutheran)
4 - Jessica Jones (Fr. / Monroe, Wash. / Monroe)
3 - Erica Knutzen (Fr. / Port Orchard, Wash. / South Kitsap)
2 - Hannah Austin (So. / Eugene, Ore. / South Eugene)
bow - Joanne Li (Fr. / Richland, Wash. / Hanford)

Women's Second Varsity Eight
cox - Ariana Tanimoto (Fr. / Wayland, Mass. / Wayland)
stroke - Sarah Aylard (Fr. / Victoria, B.C., Canada / Parkland Secondary)
7 - Heather Young (Jr. / Arlington, Va. / Yorktown)
6 - Rosie DeBoef (Jr. / Victoria, B.C., Canada / Pacific Christian)
5 - Alison Browning (Jr. / Rolling Hills, Calif. / Palos Verdes Peninsula)
4 - Kerry Simmonds (So. / San Diego / Torrey Pines)
3 - Erin Knox (Jr. / Snohomish, Wash. / Snohomish)
2 - Helen Wall (Sr. / Spokane, Wash. / Lewis & Clark)
bow - Samantha Smith (Sr. / Naples, Italy / Neuchatel Junior College, Switzerland)

Women's Varsity Eight
cox - Isabelle Woodward (Jr. / Seattle, Wash. / Ballard)
stroke - Veronica Tamsitt (Fr. / Bungendore, Australia / Canberra Girls Grammar)
7 - Adrienne Martelli (Jr. / University Place, Wash. / Curtis)
6 - Hanne Trafnik (So. / Wuerzburg, Germany / Deutschland Gymnasium)
5 - Kim Kennedy (Sr. / Calgary, Alberta, Canada / Western Canada)
4 - Erika Shaw (Jr. / Victoria, B.C., Canada / Claremont Secondary)
3 - Jenny Park (Jr. / Woodinville, Wash. / Woodinville)
2 - Lia Prins (Sr. / Walla Walla, Wash. / Walla Wall)
bow - Kayleigh Mack (Jr. / Seattle, Wash. / Roosevelt)

Brazilian Rowing Federation Lineups

Women's Windermere Cup Eight
cox - Guerillen Rodrigues Fernandes (Age: 22 / Hometown: Rio de Janeiro)
stroke - Julliana Guimarães de Oliveira (Age: 20 / Hometown: Rio de Janeiro)
7 - Cassia Brito Dos Santos (Age: 18 / Hometown: Rio de Janeiro)
6 - Carolina Araujo Da Rocha (Age: 22 / Hometown: São Paulo)
5 - Natasha de Carvalho Rosa (Age: 18)
4 - Juliana Paiva Neto (Age: 20 / Hometown: Rio de Janeiro)
3 - Dayane Pacheco dos Santos (Age: 20 / Hometown: Rio de Janeiro)
2 - Tais Gonçalves Vieira Campos (Age: 18 / Hometown: Rio de Janeiro)
bow - Antonia Emanuelle Penha de Abreu (Age: 20 / Hometown: Rio de Janeiro)

Men's Windermere Cup Eight
cox - Luiz Fernando Pereira Filho (Age: 20 / Hometown: Rio de Janeiro)
stroke - Willian Karllos Giaretton (Age: 18 / Major: Secondary Education)
7 - Daniel Freitas Dalmau (Age: 19 / Major: Design)
6 - Bruno Foresti (Age: 20 / Hometown: São Paulo)
5 - Thiago Mesquita (Age: 21 / Hometown: Rio de Janeiro)
4 - Marco Moreira Martins (Age: 22 / Major: Physical Education)
3 - Daniel Amorim (Age: 21 / Hometown: Rio de Janeiro)
2 - Maciel Costa da Silva (Age: 20 / Major: Physical Education)
bow - Renato Cesar Cataldo CF de Azevedo (Age: 18 / Major: Secondary Education)

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