Day Four At Henley: Two UW Crew Through To Semis, Along With 5 Alumni
HENLEY-ON-THAMES, U.K. – Two UW men's crews won their races Friday to earn a spot in the semifinals, on the fourth day of the 2022 Henley Royal Regatta.
Washington's men's eight won its Temple Challenge Cup semifinal over a crew from the Netherlands, while the Husky men's coxless four beat another Dutch crew to advance to the Visitors' Challenge Cup semifinal.
Four other UW crews saw their regatta come to an end with losses in the quarterfinal rounds. The top UW women's eight at Henley lost to the Australian National Team in The Remenham Challenge Cup, the top even for women's eights, while another eight fell to a Yale crew in The Island Challenge Cup. The Huskies' women's pair and women's single were also eliminated.
Washington opened the day with a win over D.S.R. Laga, a Dutch club, in the quarterfinal round of The Temple Challenge Cup, an event the UW won on its last trip to Henley in 2018. The race was close the entire 2,112 meters, with the UW eight crossing the finish line just a half-length ahead.
Next, the Huskies will take on a crew from Durham University (England) in a semifinal on Saturday. That race is set to begin at 2:10 a.m. PT. The other semifinal pits Oxford Brookes University's "A" entry against an eight from U.S.R. Triton of the Netherlands.
Later in the day, a men's coxless four that includes four of the eight oarsmen from the 2022 UW varsity eight beat Okeanos & Gyas (NED) by a comfortable four and a half lengths. In the semifinals, that four will square off against a British crew representing Thames Rowing Club and Leander Club, at 9:50 a.m. PT.
Two UW women's crews that had advanced to the quarterfinals had their regatta come to an end Friday. The Husky pair of Shakira Mirfin and Madi Frampton, who had won their opening-round race Thursday, fell to the Australian pair of Jean Mitchell and Georgie Gleeson in The Hambleden Pairs Challenge Cup.
Washington's Island Challenge Cup women's eight had already recorded two victories this week at Henley, but fell to a crew from Yale in its semifinal.
UW alumni suffered defeats in the top men's and women's single sculls events. Tabea Schendekehl '20, rowing as a Husky in The Princess Royal Challenge Cup, fell to Briton Imogen Grant, who competed in the lightweight single at the 2020 Olympics. In the Diamond Challenge Cup, Husky alum Ben Davison '17, rowing for California Rowing Club, lost to Australian David Bartholot.
"We're so grateful to our Husky alums and supporters for helping us bring our team to Henley every four years," said UW women's head coach Yasmin Farooq. "The opportunity to race against the best in the world in this historical setting is the experience of a lifetime. A very special thank you to our 10 seniors and fifth-years who took their final strokes this weekend as Huskies. You've left a legacy of making hard work fun, along with boundless enthusiasm and a love of Washington and rowing. We will miss you."
Husky alumna Jessica Thoennes '18, a member of the U.S. National team, won her race in the Remenham women's eight, rowing under the name of Princeton T.C. and ARION. Her crew beat Leander Club to reach the semifinal, where it will face Imperial College London & Leander Club
UW men's team alum Peter Lancashire '21 stroked a crew from Leander Club (England) to a win over another English crew in a quarterfinal of The Ladies' Challenge Plate. Leander will face Yale Saturday in a semifinal, beginning at 10:00 a.m. PT.
Also on Saturday, three former Husky oarsmen – Chris Carlson '19, Andrew Gaard '19 and Pieter Quinton '22 – will row in the U.S. crew in the Grand Challenge Cup, Henley's marquee men's eights race. The Americans will face a Great Britain eight, rowing under the name of Oxford Brookes University & Leander Club, at 8:20 a.m. PT
UW Lineups For Friday Races:
Temple Challenge Cup (M8+)
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)
The Visitors' Challenge Cup (M4-)
Stroke: Jack Walkey (Victoria, B.C., Canada)
3: Logan Ullrich (Auckland, New Zealand)
2: Gert-Jan van Doorn (Leiden, The Netherlands)
Bow: Mattijs Holler (Vienna, Austria)
The Remenham Challenge Cup (W8+;)
Cox: Nina Castagna (Cincinnati, Ohio/Walnut Hills)
Stroke: Carmela Pappalardo (Salerno, Italy)
7: Teal Cohen (Dallas, Texas/The Hockaday School)
6: Ella Cossill (Gold Coast, Australia)
5: Holly Drapp (Tampa, Fla./Strawberry Crest)
4: Holly Dunford (Tadworth, England, U.K.)
3: Aisha Rocek (Erba, Italy)
2: Isabel van Opzeeland (Hoofddorp, Netherlands)
Bow: McKenna Bryant (Kent, Wash./Kennedy Catholic)
The Island Challenge (W8+)
Cox: Grace Murdock (Roswell, Ga./Milton)
Stroke: Carmen McNamara-Smith (Seattle, Wash./The Center School)
7: Joïe Zier (Orcas Island, Wash./Orcas Island)
6: Taylor Buell (Olympia, Wash./Capital)
5: Angharad Broughton (Cardiff, Wales, U.K.)
4: Katherine Slack (Everett, Wash./Kamiak)
3: Nikki Martincic (Newtown, Sydney, Australia)
2: Brittani Shappell (Bellingham, Wash./Walworth Barbour)
Bow: Fiona Shields (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Bainbridge)
The Hambleden Pairs Cup (W2-)
Stroke: Shakira Mirfin (Invercargill, New Zealand
Bow: Madi Frampton (Tumwater, Wash.)
The Princess Royal Challenge Cup (W1x)
Tabea Schendekehl (Dortmund, Germany)