Monday, April 23, 2012

Video of the Week: The 101st Cal-Washington Dual at Redwood Shores



This week's video covers the men's and women's frosh, second varsity, and varsity eights races from Redwood Shores last Saturday, when the Washington Husky men and California Golden Bear women both posted sweeps of their arch rivals in ideal conditions. The Husky men entered the weekend as the No. 1 team in the country, and given that every Husky men's eight posted a time faster than 5:40 en route to defending the Schoch Cup (including a blistering 5:30.5 in the varsity eight), they will likely retain the top spot in the national rankings. The Cal women entered the fray as the No. 4 team in the country, with Washington holding onto the No. 2 spot following a solid performance at the San Diego Crew Classic. The Cal women, who had to reshuffle their lineups prior to Crew Classic due to two injuries in their varsity eight, came back with a vengeance at the Lake Natoma Invitational just over a week ago, and kept their momentum in a big way, recording a seven-second victory over the Huskies to retain the Simpson Cup.

Coming this week to RR: Video interviews with Cal's Dave O'Neill and Washington's Michael Callahan from Redwood Shores, following the racing at the 101st Cal-Washington Dual.

-RR

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