UW Rowing Teams Head South For Annual Cal Dual
The Washington men's and women's rowing teams travel to the Bay Area this Saturday morning for the annual UW-Cal Dual, at Redwood Shores.
The UW-Cal Dual, first contested by the men in 1903 and by the women in 1977, is the oldest and most significant collegiate rowing rivalry in the western United States.
Cal will carry live video coverage of the races. See the link at the top right of the page. Fans can also follow the action and get all the latest updates on results and times, etc., at the @UW_Rowing Twitter account.
Here's a schedule of the races:
10:00 a.m. – Women's Fourth Varsity 8+
10:10 a.m. – Men's Varsity 4+
10:20 a.m. – Women's Third Varsity 8+
10:30 a.m. – Men's Novice 8+
10:40 a.m. – Women's Varsity 4+
10:50 a.m. – Men's Third Varsity 8+
11:00 a.m. – Women's Second Varsity 8+
11:10 a.m. – Men's Second Varsity 8+
11:22 a.m. – Women's Varsity 8+
11:34 a.m. – Men's Varsity 8+
The Washington-California men's varsity eight dual series dates back to 1903, with 109 meetings between the two schools. At stake is the Schoch Cup, named after Delos Schoch of Washington's class of 1936. Washington holds a 76-32-1 record in the dual meeting, having won the last three in a row prior.
Washington's second varsity eight series with Cal dates back to 1939, with the UW winning 52 of 75 races. The UW's freshman eight race began in 1939, with Washington wining 59 of 78 races.
After the 2020 season was canceled, the teams met as a part of the Windermere Cup/Opening Day Regatta in 2021, when the UW men won four out of five races, taking the victory in the first, second and fourth varsity eights and the varsity four, while Cal won the third varsity eight race.
Washington and California have a women's varsity eight rivalry that dates back to 1977. The Huskies will race for a chance to claim the Simpson Cup, which was donated by longtime Washington supporters Hunter and Dottie Simpson, whose daughter Anne rowed at Cal. Washington leads the series 24-20, and at one point won 22 of 23 races from 1981-2003. The Huskies' broke the Bears' six-year stream in the varsity eight win a win in 2021. California had won 15 of the previous 16 varsity eight dual races.
The second varsity eight series against California began in 1975, with Washington winning 30 of 41 races. The Golden Bears won in 2004, snapping an 11-race UW win streak that was the Huskies' longest in the series.
Last year, as a part of the Opening Day Regatta, Washington's women won four out of five races vs. the Golden Bears. Washington won the first, second and third varsity eights, as well as the varsity four, while Cal won the novice eight race.
Following the Cal Dual, the Huskies will have two weeks to prepare for the 2022 Windermere Cup/Opening Day Regatta, including Twilight Sprints on Friday, May 6, and the full regatta on May 7. This year, the UW welcomes a women's crew from Great Britain and a men's crew from the Netherlands.