You have to be a little different to be a rower. You have to learn to make pain your friend. Maybe that explains one of the Washington women’s rowing team’s mottos this year: Embrace the suck.
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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 –…
The Washington women’s rowing team became the first program in the 21-year history of the NCAA Rowing Championship to sweep all three grand finals, earning the Huskies their fourth NCAA rowing title Sunday at Mercer Lake.
Washington’s women’s rowing team will head to the NCAA Championships for the 21st straight season this weekend as the UW sends three boats to Mercer Lake in West Windsor, NJ.
Both the UW men’s and women’s rowing teams took home the Pac-12 Championships on Lake Natoma in dominating fashion. It was the first time in 20 years that both the men’s and women’s teams won the Pac-12 Championships the same year.
After setting Montlake Cut course records and winning all ten races at the 2017 Windermere Cup, Washington Rowing begins postseason competition this weekend as a total of ten boats will take part in the Pac-12 Championships this Sunday, May 14, on Lake Natoma.
The sun was shining and so were the Huskies, as both the men’s and women’s varsity eights set Montlake Cut 2,000 meter course records to claim the Windermere Cup over the men’s and women’s Shanghai High-Performance rowing teams. Washington also took home the Erickson Cascade Cup in the men’s and women’s races with open-water victories.