The Washington men's and women's rowing teams will travel east to take part in the 55th annual Head of the Charles Regatta, the world's largest two-day rowing competition. The Boston-area event marks the first competition of the 2019-20 school year for the Huskies.
Four UW alumni earned medals and six earned qualification for their nations in the 2020 Olympic Games Sunday on the final day of the 2019 World Rowing Championships.
Finals have been set in all race categories at the 2019 World Rowing Championships, where nine Washington rowers will vie for world titles over the next two days.
Three Washington alumnae earned qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games by advancing to A finals Thursday on the fifth day of the 2019 World Rowing Championships.
UW alumni Megan Kalmoe '06 of the United States and Conlin McCabe '13 of Canada each took a big step towards qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games on Wednesday, advancing from their pairs quarterfinals at the 2019 World Championships to earn a spot in the A/B semifinals.
The second day of the 2019 World Rowing Championships was quiet for the 20 UW athletes competing at the regatta, with only one of them competing Monday, but the action heats up on Tuesday as, among other things, the men's and women's eights race for the first time.