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Eight Huskies Set To Compete At 2020 European Championships

Oct 8, 2020

World Rowing Coverage

The 2020 European Rowing Championships get underway Friday morning on Malta Lake in Poznan, Poland, with eight current and former Washington rowers ready to compete for their countries.
While the world rowing calendar – most notably the Olympic Games – for 2020 was mostly postponed cancelled due to the pandemic, the European Championships have been given the go ahead.
Washington will have four men and four women competing for five different nations. Four UW women, who all rowed in at least one NCAA champion crew, will see action in Poznan, led by three Italians: Carmela Pappalardo '20 in the pair, Chiara Ondoli '18 in the four and Valentina Iseppi '20 in the quad. They're joined by Tabea Schendekehl '20, who will stroke the German women's eight.
For the men, veterans Viktor Pivac '18 of Serbia and Ivan Piton '17 of Croatia will compete, in the pair and the four, respectively. Two Huskies are in the Netherlands men's eight: Simon van Dorp '20 and Bram Schwarz '20. 
All of the action starts early Friday. See below for the full schedule and follow along at
Women's Pair (W2-)
Carmela Pappalardo, ITA
Heat 1 Friday at 12:35 a.m. PT/ 9:45 a.m. CEST
Women's Four (W4-)
Chiara Ondoli, ITA
Heat 2 Friday at 2:10 a.m. PT/ 11:10 a.m. CEST
Women's Quad Sculls (W4x)
Valentina Iseppi, ITA
Heat 2 Friday at 3:40 a.m. PT/ 12:40 p.m. CEST
Women's Eight (W8+)
Tabea Schendekehl, GER
Exhibition Race (all boats to final), Friday at 3:55 a.m. PT/12:55 p.m. CEST
Men's Pair (M2-)
Viktor Pivac, SRB
Heat 1, Friday at 12:45 a.m. PT/9:45 a.m. CEST
Men's Four (M4-)
Ivan Piton, CRO
Heat 2, Friday at 2:20 a.m. PT/11:20 a.m. CEST
Men's Eight (M8+)
Simon van Dorp, NED
Bram Schwarz, NED
Exhibition Race (all boats to final), Friday at 4:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. CEST