UW Women Headed To 2022 San Diego Crew Classic
The No. 5-ranked Washington women's rowing team heads south to the San Diego Crew Classic this Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27.
Washington will send its "Pac-12 lineup" of crews, meaning the same five boat categories that will compete at Pac-12 Championships later this season: the first, second and third varsity eights, the varsity four and a novice eight. Those five crews will row in each of these five events:
Varsity 8+: Jessop-Whittier Cup
Prelim: Sat., 10:47 a.m. PT
Final: Sun., 9:19 a.m. PT
Second Varsity 8+: Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy
Heats: Sat., 11:59 a.m. and 12:07 p.m. PT
A Final: Sun., 10:47 a.m. PT
Varsity 4+: Karen Plumleigh Cortney Cup
Heats: Sat., 11:43 and 11:51 a.m. PT
A Final: Sun., 10:23 a.m. PT
Third Varsity 8+: Carley Copley Cup
Prelim: Sat., 2:32 p.m. PT
Final: Sun., 12:31 p.m. PT
Novice 8+: Laurel Korholz Perpetual Trophy
Prelim: Sat., 12:31 p.m. PT
Final: Sun., 11:11 a.m. PT
Fans can follow all of the action at the San Diego Crew Classic's YouTube page, and view live results online.
The 2020 Crew Classic was canceled due to the pandemic, and the 2021 event was virtual only, so this weekend marks the full-scale return of the 49-year old event.
In 2019, the Huskies won the Karen Plumleigh Cortney Cup (women's four) and the Carley Copley Cup (open/third varsity eight), while finishing second in the three other women's collegiate finals (V8+, 2V8+ and N8+). That trip to Mission Bay was the Huskies' first since 2014, when the Huskies finished second in the grand finals of the Jessop-Whitter Cup and the Jackie Anne Stitt Hungness Trophy.
Following the San Diego Crew Classic, the UW women return home to host the Husky Open, April 2 on Montlake Cut. The following weekend, the Huskies travel to another two-day regatta, the Las Vegas Invitational, at Lake Las Vegas, April 9-10.