UW Wins All Eight Races In OSU-Stanford Double Dual
SEATTLE – Washington's men's rowing team won all eight of its races Saturday morning on Montlake Cut, competing against either Oregon State and Stanford in six of those eight.
The Huskies had five crews compete in two races each, with a short break in between, and with nearly all of the same athletes rowing in both events.
"It was a strong effort from the whole squad today," said UW men's head coach Michael Callahan. "As for the race I thought we showed some first race nerves in the varsity 8. Stanford had a strong middle 1,000 against us. The second race we were able to get into a more relaxed base rhythm."
In the opening session, the Huskies' varsity eight, second varsity eight and varsity four each won their races, with the third varsity eight beating the Husky freshmen as well. The top two Husky boats each rowed against Stanford, and won. The closest finish of the opening session was the varsity eight, where the Huskies won by a sliver of open water.
After rowing back through the Cut, those same five boats rowed against the Beavers. The UW 3V8+ once again beat the freshmen, though the margin was closer, and the narrowest finish of the day came in the varsity fours, where the Huskies only caught the UC Irvine in the final 500 meters.
The UW varsity eight, coxed by senior Adam Gold and with the stern pair of Dutchmen Gert-Jan van Doorn and Simon van Dorp, led both of their races the entire racecourse. The Huskies finished their first 2,000-meter race in 5:48.967, less than four seconds ahead of the Cardinal (5:52.229). In the later race, the UW varsity crossed the finish in 5:47.295, well ahead of the Beavers (6:01.518).
The Huskies' second varsity eight, coxed by Zach Casler and stroked by Blake Bradshaw, had two very similar results, rowing head to head vs. Stanford and then Oregon State. The UW 2V8+ finished the first race in 5:53.948, just over 12 seconds in front of the Cardinal. In their second trip down the race course, the second varsity finished in 5:54.313 (less than four-tenths of a second shy of their earlier time), about 16 seconds clear of the Beavers.
Washington's varsity four had two relatively close races. In the first, the UW crew, coxed by Athena Baches and stroked by Abe Eligator, passes Puget Sound in the second 500 and won with a time of 6:55.549, about six seconds ahead of the Loggers. In the second race, with Nick Dunlop now in the coxswain seat, the Huskies didn't catch UC Irvine until the final 500, crossing the line in 6:51.256, four seconds faster than the previous time, and less than two seconds ahead of the Anteaters (6:52.989).
The UW third varsity eight and freshman eight rowed in the same two races. In the first, the freshmen, coxed by Casey Neumann and stroked by Quinn Cooney, led at 500 and 1,000, but the 3V, coxed by Max Schwartzkopff and stroked by Colin Kwiecinski, won with a time of 5:57.807, ahead of the freshmen (6:03.013), as well as crews from UC Irvine and the University of British Columbia.
In the second attempt, the freshmen led through the first 500, but the third varsity went ahead before the 1,000-meter mark and won in 6:02.599. The freshmen were a length back in 6:06.066, ahead of Oregon State and Western Washington.
"It was fun to see all our support on the banks of the Montlake Cut cheering on the Huskies," Callahan said. "We appreciate the effort from our staff and volunteers to run the Husky Open today. It was a big effort after not running it for a few years. We're looking forward to racing some east coast teams next weekend in the Bay Area."
Next weekend, the Husky men will travel to the Bay Area to compete at two separate venues on both Saturday and Sunday. The Huskies will race against Syracuse and Northeastern on Saturday, and Boston University and Wisconsin on Sunday at the Pac-12 Invitational at Redwood Shores, while other crews will compete vs. Santa Clara, UC San Diego, and the University of San Diego on the Oakland Estuary at the Ebright Invitational, also Saturday and Sunday.
Shell: Brett "Big Red" Reisinger
Cox: Adam Gold (Seattle, Wash./Seattle Academy)
Stroke: Gert-Jan van Doorn (Leiden, The Netherlands)
7: Simon van Dorp (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
6: Jack Walkey (Victoria, B.C., Canada)
5: Mattijs Holler (Vienna, Austria)
4: Steve Rosts (Jordon, Ont., Canada)
3: Logan Ullrich (Auckland, New Zealand)
2: Harry Fitzpatrick (Auckland, New Zealand)
Bow: Nils Vorberg (Hamburg, Germany)
Second Varsity Eight
Shell: Chuck Holtz III
Cox: Zach Casler (Newport Beach, Calif./Newport Harbor)
Stroke: Blake Bradshaw (Auckland, New Zealand)
7: Sebastian Ritter (Regensburg, Germany)
6: Max Heid (Seattle, Wash./Seattle Prep)
5: Pablo Matan (San Jose, Calif./Bellarmine Prep)
4: Robert Pluijmert (Dieren, The Netherlands)
3: Darcy McCluskey (Brisbane, Australia)
2: Giulio Acernese (Rome, Italy)
Bow vs. STAN: Chase Barrows (Snohomish, Wash./Archbishop Murphy)
Bow vs. OSU: Max Mason (Redmond, Wash./Redmond)
Third Varsity Eight
Shell: Grand Challenger
Cox: Max Schwartzkopff (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Stroke: Colin Kwiecinski (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier)
7 vs. STAN: Max Mason (Redmond, Wash./Redmond)
7 vs. OSU: Chase Barrows (Snohomish, Wash./Archbishop Murphy)
6: Ethan Blight (Auckland, New Zealand)
5: Gus Altucher (Portland, Ore./Cleveland)
4: Archie Drummond (Twickenham, London, U.K.)
3: Michael Thiers (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt)
2: Caleb Cowles (Newport Beach, Calif./Newport Harbor)
Bow: Jack Premzic (Davis, Calif./Davis Senior)
Shell: Carl Lovsted
Cox in 8:12 a.m. race: Casey Neumann (Pacific Palisades, Calif./Palisades)
Cox in 9:10 a.m. race: Thomas Wenk (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier)
Stroke: Quinn Cooney (Kirkland, Wash./Tesla STEM)
7: Blake Vogel (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic)
6: Quinn Hall (Chester Springs, Pa./Malvern Prep)
5: Marlon Bayer (Sarasota, Fla./Cardinal Mooney)
4: Marius Ahlsand (Oslo, Norway)
3: Luke Henry (Bellevue, Wash./Singapore American)
2: Parker Raines (Sammamish, Wash./Skyline)
Bow: Jack Patzer (Menlo Park, Calif./Menlo-Atherton)
Shell: Little Husky
Stroke: Abe Eligator (Larchmont, N.Y./Mamaroneck)
3: Matt Peters (Reading, England, U.K.)
2: Chandler Kovacevich (Snohomish, Wash./Monroe)
Bow: Louis Gallia IV (Sacramento, Calif./Jesuit)
Cox in 8:02 a.m. race: Athena Baches (Bellevue, Wash./Newport)
Cox in 9:04 a.m. race: Nick Dunlop (Sydney, Australia)