Watch: The Huskies are the 2017 #NCAARow National Champions.
Washington won the NCAA women’s rowing title Sunday, making the Pac-12 Conference the first league to reach 500 national championships. The top-ranked Huskies beat Stanford and California by a comfortable margin in the final race Sunday at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, New Jersey, posting a time of 6:36.939 in the varsity eight grand final.
The University of Washington women’s rowing team didn’t just win another NCAA national championship, the Huskies made history in storming to their fourth team title. Washington swept all three grand events Sunday for the first time in the 21-year history of the regatta.
Washington Coach Yaz Farooq was up to her waist in the brownish water of Mercer Lake surrounded by part of her team while waiting for the varsity eight to reach the shore for the impending celebration. Each of the UW athletes standing with her – actually it was more like jumping around and dancing –…
For the first time since 1997 WASHINGTON claimed the Pac-12 Men’s and Women’s Rowing Championship. On the men’s side, Washington collected 72 team points for the title, winning three of the four scoring races. CALIFORNIA came close in second place with 65 points and OREGON STATE totaled 50 points to round out the podium placing.
Sprinting down the Montlake Cut course as if they had motors instead of oars, University of Washington men’s and women’s varsity crews set course records Saturday in winning Windermere Cup feature races.
The University of Washington rowing programs expect strong competition from the visiting Chinese rowers amid the passion and pageantry of Saturday’s Windermere Cup and the opening day of boating season in Seattle.
Sunday’s men’s championship eights race at the 52nd Head of the Charles Regatta was billed as a showdown between the Great Eight scullers (led by New Zealand’s Mahe Drysdale and Croatia’s Damir Martin), the Rio gold and silver medalists, and the Leander entry that sported half of Great Britain’s gold-medal eight and was headed by…
With one of the most storied histories in collegiate rowing, it is no wonder that Washington rowers have such a prominent presence at the Olympics. The eight former Huskies who are competing for the U.S. make up nearly 20 percent of the current Olympic rowing team.
KUOW’s Marcie Sillman posted this story today about UW rowing. Make sure to check out all the links within the story as well for audio, video and photos.