Monday, March 16, 2015

Video Of The Week: Washington Huskies Ready to Roll into Spring



This week's video features the defending national champion Washington Huskies getting after winter training with abandon, and champing at the bit for spring racing season. While 2014 may have been the season of the 'underdawg,' make no mistake that the Huskies have taken on new challenges for 2015, including an early-season visit to Providence to race Brown on the Bears' home water. In speaking with Husky men's head coach Mike Callahan for an upcoming issue of ROWING Magazine, it was clear that he and the Dawgs have a clear sense of purpose this season, and for good reason—the Huskies have the chance to do something that has never been done in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association era: to win five-straight varsity eight titles. To find the only instance of a team winning more than four-straight national championships, you have to go back to the days of the RAAC (that's the Rowing Association of American Colleges), when Cornell won six straight from 1889-1894.

But it'll be no easy task. The racing season is already starting to get underway, and the first few match-ups are already in the books—we'll have a look at the NCAA, IRA, and ACRA fields coming up shortly here on RR. Keep it locked!

Rowers wake up early—and it's worth it.
Also, we're upping our Instagram game once again—get involved in our current #rowerswakeupearly for a chance to be featured, with our top 20 finalists to be posted right here on RR, and the overall winner to become the RR Facebook cover photo for the month of April.

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-RR

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