No. 2 UW Men With Eight Races In Bay Area Regattas
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Washington's No. 2-ranked men's rowing team won eight out of eight races Saturday at a pair of regattas in the Bay Area. The Huskies first and second varsity eights beat Syracuse in the morning and Northeastern in the afternoon, while the third and fourth eights beat crews from Santa Clara, San Diego and UC San Diego across the Bay in Oakland, over two sessions.
In the morning at the Pac-12 Invitational at Redwood Shores, the Huskies won a pair of relatively close races over Syracuse in the first and second varsity eights. In the afternoon, they returned and beat Northeastern with those same two crews.
In the UW's first race of the morning, the varsity eight got a terrific challenge from the No. 7-ranked Orange, who led for the first 1,500 meters. In the final 500, the Huskies, coxed by Adam Gold and stroked by Gert-Jan van Doorn, moved in front and won with a time of 5:34.41, just 1.44 seconds head of Syracuse (5:35.85).
The Huskies' 2V8+ won its race more convincingly, leading from wire-to-wire to win with a time of 5:44.08, just over four second ahead of Syracuse (5:48.17).
After a break, the same two crews took on Northeastern in the afternoon. The second varsity eight was up first and that crew, coxed by Zach Casler and stroked by Blake Bradshaw earned the win in a relatively close race, finishing with a time 15.4 seconds ahead of Northeastern.
The varsity eight followed with a relatively close, but comfortable win over the No. 9-ranked Northeastern Huskies. The eastern challengers remained within striking distance for nearly the entire raced before the UW crew pulled ahead for a four-second win. The Huskies finished 3.9 seconds ahead of Northeastern (due to timing discrepencies, only final margins were given for the afternoon races).
Across the Bay at the Oakland Estuary, Washington's third and fourth varsity eight crews each won a pair of races and again in the afternoon.
In the morning, the Huskies third varsity crew, coxed by Max Schwartzkopff and stroked by Colin Kwiecinski, beat the first varsity crews from UC San Diego and Santa Clara. Washington finished in 5:56.94, with UCSD (6:02.38) and Santa Clara (6:07.03) second and third.
A bit later, the UW fourth varsity eight, an all-freshman crew coxed by Casey Neumann and stroked by Quinn Cooney, beat the second varsity eights from those same two schools. The Huskies finished in 5:57.68.
In the afternoon, those same two UW crews faced crews from the University of San Diego and Santa Clara and earned convincing wins in each.
The Huskies' 3V8+ won its race in a time of 6:20.0, 19 seconds ahead of the Santa Clara varsity crew and 23 seconds in front of San Diego's. In the final UW race in Oakland, Washington's fourth varsity eight reached the finish line in 6:27.97, well ahead of UC San Diego's second varsity crew (7:01.17).
The Husky men return to action at the same to events Sunday morning. However, this time, the UW's first, second and third eights will all row at Redwood Shores, while just the fourth varsity eight will compete at the Estuary, vs. San Diego and UCSD. At the Pac-12 Invitational, the Washington first and second varsity crews will compete vs. No. 11 Boston University, while the third varsity eight will row vs. Wisconsin.
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: Sebastian Ritter (Regensburg, Germany)
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: Max Mason (Redmond, Wash./Redmond)
6: Max Heid (Seattle, Wash./Seattle Prep)
5: Pablo Matan (San Jose, Calif./Bellarmine Prep)
4: Mattijs Holler (Vienna, Austria)
3: Adam Krol (Toronto, Ont., Canada)
2: Darcy McCluskey (Brisbane, Australia)
Bow: Robert Pluijmert (Dieren, The Netherlands)
Third Varsity Eight
Shell: Grand Challenger
Cox: Max Schwartzkopff (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Stroke: Colin Kwiecinski (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier)
7: 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: Giulio Acernese (Rome, Italy)
Bow: Jack Premzic (Davis, Calif./Davis Senior)
Fourth Varsity Eight
Shell: Carl Lovsted
Cox: Casey Neumann (Pacific Palisades, Calif./Palisades)
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)