Washington Rowing offers nationally recognized collegiate rowing programs for both women and men at the University of Washington, continuing the Husky Crew tradition of winning championships and Olympic medals.
For the third year in a row, the UW men’s and women’s rowing teams won Pac-12 Championships today. The men won all five races and the women came back from a third-place finish in the varsity eight race to earn the team title, thanks to their winning performances in the second and third varsity eight and the varsity four races.
The annual Windermere Cup and Opening Day Regatta, the jewel of the UW Rowing teams’ home schedule, has come and gone. And, thanks to some great rowing and terrific weather, it was another successful first-Saturday-in-May on Montlake Cut. Here’s a look back at the week:
Fresh off a win in the annual Windermere Cup, UW women’s rowing coach Yaz Farooq joined Q13 Fox Sports Director Aaron Levine in-studio on Sunday night to recap the big win and look ahead to the upcoming Pac-12 and NCAA Championships.
A realization gained Friday night paid off big time Saturday morning when the Washington men’s varsity eight rowed to a decisive victory over members of the German National Team in the final race of the 33rd annual Windermere Cup.
The Windermere Cup returns to the Montlake Cut for the 33rd year next Saturday, May 4, with races starting at 10:16 a.m. PT. The annual spring rowing event is held in conjunction with the Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day parade, which marks the beginning of boating season in Seattle.
Just because it wasn’t perfect didn’t mean it wasn’t a great morning for the Washington women’s crew team. The top-ranked Huskies won three of four races against No. 2 California in their dual match on the Montlake Cut, with the Golden Bears avoiding the sweep by rallying to win the varsity eight, the final event of the day and the biggest.
A rigorous stretch of top-level competition for the No. 1-ranked Washington women’s rowing team continues this week as the Huskies take on No. 2 California in the annual Cal Dual. The day also includes the first She Will Win regatta for youth and masters women’s crews. She Will Win events begin at 8:00 a.m. and the UW-Cal races begin at 9:00 a.m.