UW Men's Eight Wins Opening Race At Henley Royal Regatta
Washington's men's eight won its opening race at the 2022 Henley Royal Regatta, beating a crew from Cambridge University in the opening round of The Temple Challenge Cup, a student men's eight event.
The Husky crew, comprised of oarsmen who rowed in the UW's first, second and third varsity eights at this season's IRA Championships, took the lead from the start and led the entire 2,112 meters. Washington won by two lengths over the Cambridge lightweights.
Those Huskies will next face a crew from Yale, which won its race vs. Santa Clara, in the round of 16. That race is scheduled to begin at 4:20 a.m. PT on Wednesday
Also on Wednesday, two UW men's fours will begin their competition at Henley.
Washington men's coxed four will race vs. University College, Dublin (Ireland) in The Prince Albert Challenge Cup, at 3:20 a.m. PT, while a straight four will compete vs. a crew from the Netherlands in The Visitors' Challenge Cup, beginning at 10:00 a.m. PT. Both of those fours events include 16 entries.
Additionally, one UW women's eight will row for the first time Wednesday, as the Huskies will face a crew from Scotland's Edinburgh University in the Island Challenge (student 8+s), at 5:05 a.m. PT. That race the first of five rounds in that event, the field of which includes 22 teams, 10 of which were placed directly into the second round.
The other UW women's eight begins competition in the top women's event, The Remenham Challenge Cup, on Friday, while UW entries in the men's Double Sculls Challenge Cup, women's Hambleden Pairs Challenge Cup, and the Prince Royal Challenge Cup (women's singles) begin on Thursday.
UW's Temple Challenge Cup Lineup:
Cox: Zach Casler (Newport Beach, Calif./Newport Harbor)
Stroke: Quinn Cooney (Kirkland, Wash./Tesla STEM)
7: Blake Bradshaw (Auckland, New Zealand)
6: Nils Vorberg (Hamburg, Germany)
5: Robert Pluijmert (Dieren, The Netherlands)
4: Pablo Matan (San Jose, Calif./Bellarmine Prep)
3: Harry Fitzpatrick (Auckland, New Zealand)
2: Quinn Hall (Chester Springs, Pa./Malvern Prep)
Bow: Max Heid (Seattle, Wash./Seattle Prep)