UW Returns To Action Against Stanford & Santa Clara
The Washington men's rowing team returns to action this Saturday morning, April 17, when the Huskies travel to the Bay Area for a pair of concurrent regattas.
It will be an unusual day as the Huskies will be competing at two different venues against two different teams, and will also race in straight (coxless) fours, a rarity in collegiate rowing.
Washington's first and second varsity eights will compete against Stanford at Redwood Shores. After the two eights races, those same athletes will move to fours – two with coxswains and two without – for four more races.
A bit later in a separate event with a different group of rowers, the Huskies' third varsity eight, freshman eight and varsity four will row against Santa Clara at the Oakland Estuary.
The UW-Stanford races will have a live video stream of all six races, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Here is the schedule for Redwood Shores:
Washington-Stanford Dual (updated Thu., Apr. 15)
9:00 a.m. – Varsity Eight
9:10 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight
9:50 a.m. – Coxless Four "A"
10:00 a.m. – Coxless Four "B"
10:10 a.m. – Coxed Four "A"
10:20 a.m. – Coxed Four "B"
And the schedule for the Oakland Estuary:
Washington-Santa Clara Dual (updated times)
11:20 a.m. – UW Third Varsity Eight vs. Santa Clara V8+
11:40 a.m. – UW Freshman Eight vs. Santa Clara 2V8+
12:00 p.m. – Varsity Four
The regattas will be the first of the year both Stanford and Santa Clara, while Washington has rowed twice – Class Day (intrasquad) on March 27, and at Oregon State on April 3.
Washington and Stanford will be competing for the Andrea and Everett Peter Paup Cup, named in honor of former UW and Stanford coxswain Pete Paup, a U.S. Marine veteran who finished second in the coxed pair at the 1956 U.S. Olympic Trials and went on to become chairman and president of Manson Construction Company. The Cup was first awarded in 2017.
After the trip to the Bay Area, the Huskies will have two weeks to prepare for the 2021 Windermere Cup Regatta. This year's Windermere Cup will pit the Washington men and women against California.