Head of the Lake

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Washington State University wins women's open, JV eights at Seattle's Head of the Lake Regatta

SEATTLE, Nov. 11, 2007 – Washington State University won the women's open and junior varsity eight-oared events, while University of Victoria and University of British Columbia won the men's open and JV eights at the 27th annual Head of the Lake Regatta, Sunday on a wind-shortened Lake Washington Ship Canal rowing course.


Following a 45-minute delay while the regatta officials shortened the planned 3-mile course to an estimated 2,100 meters to avoid rough-water conditions, the Cougar women rowed to a 7:02.72 win, defeating the University of Victoria by 1 minute, 30 seconds.  Gonzaga was third in 7:16.40.


In the women's junior varsity eight-oared event, WSU defeated Gonzaga for the title by 6.64 seconds clocking a 7:09.04 for the win.  Oregon State University was third in 7:37.21.


In the men's open eight, University of Victoria edged the University of British Columbia by 1 minute, 48 seconds, clocking 6:17.32 for the win.  Oregon State University was third in 6:21.98.


In the men's JV eight, University of British Columbia rowed to a 6:32.38 win, defeating Gonzaga by 4.80 seconds. The University of Victoria was third in 6:38.09.


Gonzaga won both the women's and men's third-varsity events.  Shimane University of Japan finished fourth in the men's third-varsity event. 


The University of Washington, which had 18 crews entered in Sunday's regatta including the defending IRA national champion men's varsity and junior varsity eights, did not compete following the delayed start. 


In the high school events, Los Gatos Rowing Club of California swept the women's junior and JV junior eights, while Everett Rowing Association swept the men's junior and JV junior eights.


In other Head of the Lake Regatta action on Sunday, Seattle's Pocock Rowing Center won seven of 28 masters and club events.  Matt Crouthamel of the Lake Washington Rowing Club captured the men's open single sculls title for one of four club/masters wins for the Seattle club.  Laryssa Breuer of the Lake Stevens Rowing Club won the women's open single sculls.


With 2,173 competitors, the Head of the Lake Regatta is recognized as the largest fall rowing regatta west of the Mississippi River.  Seventy-nine colleges, high schools and clubs from Japan, Canada and seven U.S. states competed in over 400 rowing shells on Sunday. 

For more information visit www.headofthelake.org  

About Head Races

Head-style rowing regattas are traditionally three-mile regattas on winding courses where crews start at 15-second intervals and compete for time, compared to the 2,000-meter Olympic sprint distance that is rowed in the spring by elite, collegiate and high school crews.  Like a NASCAR race, head racing becomes highly competitive when faster crews starting further back in their events compete for position and attempt to pass slower crews on the narrow course.

About the Head of the Lake Regatta        
Founded in 1981 by Paul Enquist, an Olympic gold medal rower from Seattle, the Head of the Lake Regatta (www.headofthelake.org)  hosted by the Lake Washington Rowing Club has grown to become the largest fall rowing regatta west of the Mississippi. Seattle's fall rowing festival annually attracts over 2,000 rowers from the leading college, high school, masters and elite-level rowing programs in the United States and Canada.

2007 Head of the Lake Regatta

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007

Lake Washington Ship Canal (Seattle, Wash.)

Winners Only

2,100 meters*

*All races except men's and women's open single sculls shortened from 3 miles due to wind


Collegiate / Open Events

Women' s Open Eight                                        Washington State University 7:02.72

Women's Collegiate JV Eight                              Washington State University 7:09.04

Women's Collegiate 3VEight                               Gonzaga University 7:24.97

Women's Open Four with Coxswain                    Portland State University 10:02.91

Men's Open Eight                                              University of Victoria (Canada) 6:17.32

Men's Collegiate JV Eight                                   University of British Columbia (Canada) 6:32.38

Men's Collegiate  3V Eight                                  Gonzaga University 6:31.66

Men's Open Four with Coxswain                         Portland State University 7:38.82


High School Events

Women's Junior Eight                                        Los Gatos Rowing Club (Calif.) 7:06.94

Women's Junior JV Eight                                    Los Gatos Rowing Club (Calif.) 7:18.26

Women's Junior Double Sculls                            Pocock Rowing Center  8:21.33

Women's Junior Quadruple Sculls with Coxswain  Oregon Association of Rowers  8:12.37

Women's Junior Four with Coxswain                    Holy Names Academy  8:14.15

Men's Junior Eight                                             Everett Rowing Association 6:31.44

Men's Junior JV Eight                                         Everett Rowing Association  6:32.55

Men's Junior Double Sculls                                 Pocock Rowing Center 7:59.21

Men's Junior Quadruple Sculls with Coxswain      Oregon Association of Rowers 7:40.99

Men's Junior Four with Coxswain                         Lake Oswego Community Rowing  7:16.63


Club / Masters Events

Women's Open Single Sculls                              Lake Stevens Rowing Club (Breuer) 26:36.78

Women's Lightweight Single Sculls                     Victoria City Rowing Club (Lynam) 9:03.82

Women's Masters Quadruple Sculls A-E              Lake Washington Rowing Club  8:24.65

Women's Masters Eight D                                  LWRC/Watercat/CorvallisRC/Oreg n7:23.24

Women's Masters Quadruple Sculls C-E+           Olympia Area Rowing Association 8:20.16

Women's Masters Eight B-C                               Pocock Rowing Center / West Coast Composite 7:25.36

Women's Masters Single Sculls A-E+                 Pocock Rowing Center (Goodwin) 9:06.69

Women's Masters Four with Coxswain A-B          Pocock Rowing Center  9:01.29

Women's Masters Four with Coxswain C-E          Portland Women's Rowing  9:07.97

Women's Masters Eight A                                  Lake Union Crew  7:05.83

Women's Masters Eight E-F                               Montlake Interlochen Rowing Club 8:09.90

Men's Open Single Sculls                                   Lake Washington Rowing Club (Crouthamel) 21:39.24

Men' Lightweight Single Sculls                            Pocock Rowing Center (Hitchcock)  8:21.33

Men's Masters Four with Coxswain A-C               Sammamish Rowing Association 7:24.73

Men's Masters Single Sculls F-H                                    Piston Bully Rowing Club (Howatt)  8:42.57

Men's Masters Quadruple Sculls A-E                   Lake Stevens Rowing Club 7:30.54

Men's Masters Single Sculls C                           Pocock Rowing Center (Leet) 8:21.48

Men's Masters Single Sculls E                           Pocock Rowing Center (Binger) 8:35.91

Men's Masters Eight D-G                                   Pocock Rowing Center 6:48.36

Men's Masters Eight C                                       Willamette Rowing Club 6:47.91

Men's Masters Single Sculls A-B                                    Renton Rowing (McCleary)  8:40.27

Men's Masters Eight A-B                                    Lake Union Crew  6:25.82

Men's Masters Single Sculls D                           Sound Rowers (O'Brien) 9:09.63

Men's Masters Four with Coxswain D-F               Ancient Mariners Rowing Club 7:25.15

Mixed Masters Quadruple Sculls A-E+                 Sammamish Rowing Association 7:28.77

Mixed Masters Triple Sculls A – E                       LWRC/Rat Island 7:19.32

Mixed Masters Eight A-E+                                  Sammamish Rowing Association 7:47.80




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