UW Freshmen Eight Wins Race At Cal Dual
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – No. 2 California won four out of five races vs. the No. 3-ranked UW men's rowing team Saturday at annual UW-Cal Dual at Redwood Shores.
Washington earned the win in the freshman eights, but Cal won the first, second and third varsity eights and varsity four races.
Cal won the Schoch Cup – awarded to the men's varsity eight winner each year – breaking a three-year win streak by the UW. The Huskies had won 11 of the last 14 vs. the Bears prior to today.
In that race, the Cal crew came out of the start extremely well and grabbed a four-seat lead within the first 250 yards. The Bears led the whole way and won with a time of 5:32.2. Washington finished in 5:41.0.
"Today was an honest reflection on how we are moving as a crew right now," said UW head coach Michael Callahan. "We will learn from this moment and move forward with purpose of action.
"We are moving a lot of water, but not the boat effectively," Callahan continued. "It's similar to having a race car with a large engine and spinning your wheels when you apply the power. I know our team is up for the challenge to solving it and finding unison and traction."
The second varsity eights race was a good deal closer. Cal led by one seat by 500 meters and by about three at 1,000. The Bears expanded the lead and then held off a late charge from the UW to win, 5:41.2 to 5:44.5
Washington grabbed the early lead in the third varsity eight race, but by 500 meters, the Bears had drawn even. Cal won that race by just over eight seconds, 5:46.2 to 5:54.5.
The Huskies, who have utilized a nearly identical lineup in the freshman boat all season, won a close race vs. the Bears in that event. Washington took the lead early on, but the Cal freshmen kept pace. However, the Huskies met every challenge and maintained a consistent lead throughout, winning a tight race by 1.7 seconds. Washington's time was 5:45.7, while the Bears' was 5:47.4.
Cal won the first men's race of the morning, the varsity fours, leading the entire way and winning with a time of 6:30.2. Washington's time was 6:57.27.
Next up, the Huskies host the Windemere Cup/Opening Day Regatta on Montlake Cut on Saturday, May 7. This year, the UW will host the Dutch men's national team and the Great Britain women's national team in the annual event.
"We are looking forward to the Opening Day Regatta and the Windermere Cup in two weeks," Callahan said. "We have a lot of seniors and fifth years, and a packed Montlake Cut and log boom would be a great way to send them off."
Cox: Max Schwartzkopff (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Stroke: Steve Rosts (Jordon, Ont., Canada)
7: Sebastian Ritter (Regensburg, Germany)
6: Jack Walkey (Victoria, B.C., Canada)
5: Pablo Matan (San Jose, Calif./Bellarmine Prep)
4: Gert-Jan van Doorn (Leiden, The Netherlands)
3: Simon van Dorp (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
2: Max Heid (Seattle, Wash./Seattle Prep)
Bow: Logan Ullrich (Auckland, New Zealand)
Second Varsity Eight
Shell: Chuck Holtz III
Cox: Zach Casler (Newport Beach, Calif./Newport Harbor)
Stroke: Blake Bradshaw (Auckland, New Zealand)
7: Darcy McCluskey (Brisbane, Australia)
6: Robert Pluijmert (Dieren, The Netherlands)
5: Mattijs Holler (Vienna, Austria)
4: Chase Barrows (Snohomish, Wash./Archbishop Murphy)
3: Adam Krol (Toronto, Ont., Canada)
2: Max Mason (Redmond, Wash./Redmond)
Bow: Harry Fitzpatrick (Auckland, New Zealand)
Third Varsity Eight
Shell: Grand Challenger
Cox: Adam Gold (Seattle, Wash./Seattle Academy)
Stroke: Colin Kwiecinski (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier)
7: Jack Premzic (Davis, Calif./Davis Senior)
6: Ethan Blight (Auckland, New Zealand)
5: Abe Eligator (Larchmont, N.Y./Mamaroneck)
4: Archie Drummond (Twickenham, London, U.K.)
3: Gus Altucher (Portland, Ore./Cleveland)
2: Giulio Acernese (Rome, Italy)
Bow: Michael Thiers (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt)
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)
Shell: Little Husky
Stroke: Louis Gallia IV (Sacramento, Calif./Jesuit)
3: Chandler Kovacevich (Snohomish, Wash./Monroe)
2: Matt Peters (Reading, England, U.K.)
Bow: Augustus Ashcraft (Seattle, Wash./O'Dea)
Cox: Thomas Wenk (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier)