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2019 Washington Rowing Banquet

2019 Class Day Cruise with Croissants

Remembering Blake Nordstrom, '82

It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the unexpected passing of alumnus and long-time Washington Rowing Steward Blake Nordstrom, ‘82, on Jan. 2, 2019.

Blake was the consummate oarsman and teammate. He highly valued his years rowing at Washington, and was a dedicated Steward to the program since the 80’s. Not only did he value the sport itself, and the life-long friendships he made as a student-athlete, but he was also a committed mentor to many students throughout the years. He stopped at nothing to improve the lives of these young people, and was humble but dedicated; a tireless worker and advocate for the sport – and Washington – throughout his life.

George Pocock said this: “In a sport like this – hard work, not much glory . . . well, there must be some beauty which ordinary men can’t see, but extraordinary men do.”

Blake Nordstrom was an extraordinary man.  We send our deepest sympathies to Blake’s family, classmates and friends.

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2019 Schedule

Event/Opponent Date Location & Directions
Women’s Alumnae Brunch Feb 2 | 9am Conibear Shellhouse
Washington Rowing Stewards Annual Meeting Feb 13 | 6pm Conibear Shellhouse
Lake Las Vegas Regatta (m/w) Mar 2 | All day Las Vegas, NV
Washington Rowing Banquet March 22 | 6pm Seattle, WA – Don James Center
Class Day Regatta (m/w) March 23 | 8am Seattle, WA – Montlake Cut
Husky Open (m/w) March 30 | 8am Seattle, WA – Montlake Cut
Stanford/OSU (m) April 6 | 8am Redwood Shores, CA
Northeastern (m) April 7 | 8am Redwood Shores, CA
San Diego Crew Classic (w) April 6-7 | All day San Diego, CA
Michigan, Ohio State (w) April 20 | 8am Las Vegas, NV
California (m) April 20 | 8am Seattle, WA – Montlake Cut
California (w) April 27 | 8am Seattle, WA – Montlake Cut
Windermere Cup (m/w) May 4 | 10:20am Seattle, WA – Montlake Cut
Pac-12 Championships (m/w) May 19 | All day Lake Natoma, CA
NCAA Championships (w) May 31 – June 2| All day Indianapolis, IN
IRA National Championships (m) May 31 – June 2| All Day Lake Natoma, CA
Washington Rowing Alumni Tailgate Sept 28 | TBD ASUW Shellhouse, Seattle

About Washington Rowing

Rowing at University of Washington was established in 1901 with support from the local business community. In 1903, Washington entered its first intercollegiate race and defeated California, starting their storied “Cal Dual” rivalry. From this beginning, UW crews became the champions in the nation, winning the gold medal in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin as described in the New York Times bestseller The Boys in the Boat. UW has continued its tradition of winning championships and Olympic medals, and today is one of the best university rowing programs in the world thanks to the support of alumni, the Washington Rowing Stewards and the local community. With its state-of-the-art training facility located on the UW campus right on the shores of Lake Washington, surrounded by mountains and in close proximity to the iconic Montlake Cut, Washington Rowing attracts the best men and women student-athletes from the Pacific Northwest and around the world.

I’ve heard men shriek out with delight when the swing came in an eight; it’s a thing they’ll never forget as long as they live.
– George Pocock