Huskies Head To Dexter Lake To Defend Pac-12 Titles
The Washington men's and women's rowing teams travel to Dexter Lake in Lowell, Ore., this Sunday for the 2022 Pac-12 Championships.
The two UW teams are each in search of a fifth straight Pac-12 crown, having both won the title in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021. The 2020 Pac-12 Championship Regatta was canceled.
This year, the Pac-12 Championships will air live on Pac-12 Network, starting at 9:00 a.m. PT Sunday morning. Additionally, fans can follow the live timing & results, at the regatta's website: Pac-12.com/RowChamps
Here is the schedule for the races (see above website for heat sheets with lane designations, when available):
9:00 a.m. – Men's Novice Eight
9:10 a.m. – Women's Novice Eight
9:20 a.m. – Men's Third Varsity Eight
9:30 a.m. – Women's Third Varsity Eight
9:40 a.m. – Men's Varsity Four
9:50 a.m. – Women's Varsity Four
10:00 a.m. – Men's Second Varsity Eight
10:10 a.m. – Women's Second Varsity Eight
10:20 a.m. – Men's Varsity Eight
10:30 a.m. – Women's Varsity Eight
PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS SCORING
Crews are awarded points for where they place in each race (the men's V4+ and the women's N8+ are not scored and do not factor into the team championship scoring). The team with the most total points is crowed Pac-12 champion. The points system differs for the men and women. Here is the breakdown:
MEN'S POINT SYSTEM
Place V8 2V8 F8/3V8
1 32 24 16
2 28 21 14
3 24 18 12
4 20 15 10
5 16 12 8
6 12 9 6
7 8 6 4
8 4 3 2
9 0 0 0
WOMEN'S POINT SYSTEM
Place V8 2V8 V4 3V8
1 21 14 7 3.5
2 18 12 6 3
3 15 10 5 2.5
4 12 8 4 2
5 9 6 3 1.5
6 6 4 2 1
7 3 2 1 0.5
For the men's scoring, each program receives points based on the better of its two finishes in the freshman and third varsity eight races (e.g., if a team finishes first in the 3V8+ and third in the F8+, it gets 16 points, while the team that finishes first in the F8+ in that scenario also receives 16).
In both the men's and women's competitions, the finish in the varsity eight would be utilized as a tie-breaker. So, in the case of a tie in the number of total points, the institution with the better finish in the varsity eight race would be awarded the team championship.
The conference first held a championship regatta for men in 1960. Washington has won the men's team title 40 times heading in 2022 (until 1994; the varsity eight winner was the conference champion). The Husky men have also earned at total of 142 men's boat championships: 41 varsity 8+; 37 second varsity 8+; 33 freshman 8+; 25 varsity 4+; and six third varsity 8+.
Washington's women won the first Pac-10 Rowing Championship in 1987 and have earned 48 team titles in total (from 1994-96, the Pac-10 rowing championship was combined for men's and women's; UW won it in '95 and '96). Through 1994, the winner of the women's varsity eight race was the Pac-12 Champion, while since then, it's been determined by a points total over more than one race. The UW women have won a total of 76 conference boat titles: 17 varsity 8+; 17 second varsity 8+; 20 novice 8+; 16 varsity 4+; and six third varsity 8+.
Following the Pac-12 Championships, the two teams will return to Seattle to prepare for their respective national championship regattas.
The women will compete at the NCAA Championships at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla., Friday through Sunday, May 27-29. The men will travel to Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J., for the IRA Championship Regatta, Friday and Saturday, June 3-5.