Men's Rowing To Take on University of Washington

April 9, 2010

CORVALLIS, ORE. - After three weeks off from competition, the No. 18 ranked Oregon State men's rowing team is set to take on the top-ranked Washington at the Montlake Cut in Seattle on Saturday.

The Beavers haven't raced since their regatta against Gonzaga on March 20, where they took three of the four races, including a six-second victory during the varsity 8+ race. Head Coach Steve Todd has taken this time off to prepare his team for the important race.

'Racing the Huskies is always exciting. They've been the top team in the country over the past year, they're a conference rival and a Northwest rival,' Todd said.

The University of Washington, which is Todd's alma mater, is currently ranked No. 1 in the CRCA/USRowing poll.

In their last meeting on the water during the Pac-10 Championships last year, the Oregon State varsity 8+ boat finished fourth while the University of Washington varsity 8+ boat finished third.

The Beavers are bringing four crews to the race this weekend. The varsity 8+ will be led by coxswain Stefan Evano and co-captains senior Bronson Shafer and junior Rob Hannah. In addition to the varsity 8+, Oregon State will race a junior varsity 8+, and two freshman 8+ crews.

The races are scheduled to begin at 8:40 a.m. at The Montlake Cut in Seattle. Weather conditions are expected to be mostly sunny with temperatures in the 50s.

Check back with for results from the weekend's races.


Coxswain: Stefan Evano

8: Robby Ewing
7: Bronson Shafer
6: Rob Hannah
5: Mike Buckiewicz
4: Wyatt Worrel
3: Evan Peterson
2: Sam Schwartz
1: Joe Wainwright


Coxswain: Dan Thompson
8: John Gallion
7: Spencer Robertson
6: Chad Swenson
5: Kruse
4: Pat Kohan
3: Andrew read
2: Kenneth Walker
1: Ty Louis

Freshman 8:
Coxswain: Reed Bonenfant

8: Pryce Waites
7: John O'Leary
6: Damas Gakwasi
5: Anderson
4: Jake Nelson
3: Chris Gannon
2: Cole Williams
1: Matt Lenhart

Second Freshman 8:

Coxswain: Sam Callen
8: Bryce Fransen
7: Griffin Chard
6: Chris Nofziger
5: Chris Gannon
4: Clint Sergi
3: Brett Kerr
2: Scott Mersereau
1: Forrest Allen

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