(Link to previous 2003-2013 news here - Washington Huskies Rowing - News)

9/13/14: UW Women Win NZ Gallagher Great Race
Hit Tree, Avoid the Current, Comeback and Win - Washington Wins Great Race

Washington Rowing fans you will not want to miss this video - if you have 20 minutes watch it in entirety as it includes the erg challenge from the banquet and a number of aerial shots of the race.  But if you only have a couple of minutes, the move is at the 15:00 mark of the video.  This after Washington had trailed the entire race, an incredible move with about 400 meters to go that forced Waikato into the current, Washington hugging the shore for the win.  Huge win for Washington in New Zealand!

2014 National Champions
Washington Men's V8 Takes Command in 2nd 500, Cruise to 1 Length Win
Brown 2nd, Cal 3rd

8th Straight Ten Eyck Team National Championship

4th Straight IRA V8 National Championship Sets New UW Historical Record, Ties All-Time IRA Record
8th Straight Ten Eyck Team National Championship Sets New UW Historical Record and All-Time IRA Record 

V4+, F8 Gold, 3V8 Silver, 2V8 Bronze
Video: USR YouTube - 2014 IRA Finals or 2014 IRA Regatta Video

Regatta Information
- 2014 IRA Regatta
Live Results:  Official Results   
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Indianapolis, IN
2014 Women's NCAA National Championships
V8, V4+ 4th; 2V8 10th
Washington Team Takes 7th
Team Finish: Ohio St., Cal, Brown, Stanford, UVA, Princeton, UW, Michigan, Notre Dame, USC

Results, Information (see lower right column) - NCAA Rowing


November 20, 2013: It is with sadness that we announce the passing of longtime Steward and Hall of Fame member Carl Lovsted ’52.  Carl began his career at Washington in the fall of 1948 and was an IRA champion in 1949 (F8) and 1950 (V8), before crowning his accomplishments with an Olympic bronze with teammates Fil Leanderson, Al Ulbrickson Jr., Al Rossi, and Dick Wahlstrom at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. An active Rowing Steward for decades, he was inducted into the Washington Hall of Fame with his 1952 teammates in 1998.

Carl’s impact on the Washington Rowing program is immeasurable.  His generosity, from the scholarship endowments he created to “chief coffee maker” at the Steward’s Enclosure, was boundless.  He will, however, be remembered by most for his strength of character, and as the embodiment of what it meant to be a Steward of the program.  "I got so much out of the experience that helped me in my life that I've always thought that I was simply acting on my responsibility. I still do,” said Carl in a 2008 interview.

Carl Lovsted was a friend of Washington Rowing, and in so doing became a friend and mentor to many, many people associated with it, across multiple generations.  As is the case with exceptional people, his loss will not only be felt personally by the many he touched in his life, but by the entirety of our program.  To his family, teammates, and friends, we offer our condolences.

A celebration of life will be held at Conibear Shellhouse on Saturday, December 14th, from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm. In the meantime, read about Carl and his rowing achievements here (with many photos from his collection) - Washington Rowing History - 1950's. In addition, the 2008 SWEEP article nominating him as one of the most influential people in the history of Washington Rowing, is here - First Family - A Husky Profile.


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