The first thing you need to know about University of Washington rowing is that we hate the Cal Golden Bears. HATE them. It’s been a huge rivalry for as long as anyone can remember. Washington coaches have questioned Cal’s recruiting practices – as they consistently bring in European Olympians to man their boats. At UW, we pull our oars with homegrown talent. Warrants mentioning.
That’s not all. About a decade ago, some members of the Cal rowing team dumped Gatorade on a Husky crew as they rowed their shell back to the Conibear shellhouse. Since then, it’s been on.
That’s what makes the Huskies’ national championship that much more gratifying – the Dawgs came back in the final 100 meters to beat the stupid Bears at the finish line. Ha. Ha. Ha. Take that, Cal!
Softball last week, now crew. A football national championship in the fall? Probably inevitable.