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Windermere Real Estate And Stanford University Welcome 19 Institutions To The Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/05/2005

April 5, 2005

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Dates: Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10, 2005
Times: Saturday 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Redwood Shores Lagoon, Redwood City, CA
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About the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic:
The Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic will feature collegiate crews from twenty colleges across the nation in Henley-style lightweight women's, open women's and men's rowing events. More than 130 individual races will take place between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 on Sunday (see schedule below for details). In addition to the collegiate events on the slate, local high school and junior rowing clubs will also compete. All race events are free and open to the public, who are welcome to view racing from the shoreline and surrounding areas.

Regatta Director and Stanford University Director of Rowing Craig Amerkhanian:
"This is the finest field that we've had in the three years since the inception of the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic back in 2003," said Craig Amerkhanian, Stanford director of rowing and men's head coach. "With the spectator-friendly venue at Redwood Shores, we look forward to giving the Bay Area the opportunity to see the collegiate racing up close. Without the ongoing support of Windermere Real Estate, which takes the event beyond collegiate racing and down to the community level, this event would not be possible."

Live Results and Multimedia Content:
Live race day audio and timing for all collegiate events at the 2005 Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic will be available from JAMCO. In addition, coaches interviews and other multimedia features will be made available on an ongoing basis throughout the event.

About the Competitors:
The men's and women's collegiate fields for the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic are arguably the best collection of national collegiate rowing teams in any single regatta outside of conference and national championship events. In the men's varsity event, four of eight squads are ranked in the USRowing's Collegiate Top 10 and all eight teams are ranked among the nations 17 best crews in the Preseason Poll released March 30, 2005. On the women's side of the equation, seven of eight institutions can be found in the Top 20 of the Collegiate Rowing Association/USRowing poll released March 30, 2005. The lightweight women's poll has yet to be released.

What is Henley-Style Racing?
Henley-Style is a one-on-one or a two-boat race. Also referred to as a dual race, this format for competition is used at the Henley Royal Regatta in Henley-on-Thames, England.

About Rowing Leagues and Championships:
The Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta (IRA) is the oldest collegiate rowing championship in the country and remains the premier event for national rowing honors for collegiate men. The Cincinnati Regatta, raced on Harsha Lake, was recognized as the sport's heavyweight national championship from 1982 until 1996, but the winner of the Varsity Challenge Cup at IRA has since regained the recognition of national champion.

The first women's collegiate championship was held in Oak Ridge, Tennessee in 1980, but it was not until 1997 that women's rowing became an NCAA sport. Since then, the team title along with first varsity eights, second varsity eights and varsity fours titles have been contested at the NCAA Women's Rowing Championships.

Women's lightweight rowing is not an NCAA sport and its national championship is contested at the IRA.

Windermere Real Estate and Rowing:
Windermere's heritage of supporting collegiate crew racing began 19 years ago when the company sponsored the first annual Windermere Cup regatta in Seattle. Held in partnership with the University of Washington, the Windermere Cup has become one of the largest community events in Seattle, welcoming national and international crew teams for exciting competition while commencing the official opening day of boating season for the waters of the Puget Sound. In 2003, Windermere expanded its involvement with the sport and launched, in conjunction with Stanford University, the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic at Redwood Shores.

Men's Varsity Team Notes:
Stanford-M
Head coach Craig Amerkhanian and the No. 14 Stanford Cardinal are coming off the best performance at the San Diego Crew Classic, March 3, in the program's history. The Cardinal finished in second place just off Cal's winning pace. Last season, Stanford finished third at the Pac-10 Championships and at No. 17 at the IRA National Championships.
Coaches Audio File

California-M:
Head coach Steve Gladstone and the No. 2 California Golden Bears are coming off a Copley Cup Championship at the San Diego Crew Classic, March 3. The Bears bounced back after finishing second in their heat to Stanford to take the title. Last season the Bears finished second at the Pac-10 Championships and third at the IRA National Championships.
Coaches Audio File

Dartmouth-M
Head coach Scott Armstrong and the No. 6 Dartmouth men's varsity eight open their 2005 spring racing season at the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic.

Last season Dartmouth finished seventh at the Eastern Sprints and sixth at the IRA National Championships.
Coaches Audio File

Michigan-M:
Head coach Gregg Hartsuff and the No. 17 Michigan Wolverines arrive at the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic looking for a chance to race! Their last two scheduled events have been cancelled due to wind/water conditions. They opened their season with a win over Michigan State, March 19. Last season the Wolverines finished sixth at the ECAC National Invitational Regatta.
Coaches Audio File

Oregon State-M
First year head coach Fred Honebein and the No. 11 Oregon State open their 2005 racing schedule at the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic. Last season the Beavers finished third at the Pac-10 Championships and ninth at the IRA National Championships Regatta.
Coaches Audio File

Washington-M
Head coach Bob Ernst and the No. 3 Washington Huskies men's varsity eight open their 2005 intercollegiate racing schedule at the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic. Last season the Huskies finished first at the Pac-10 Championships and second at the 2004 IRA National Championships.
Coaches Audio File

Wisconsin-M
Head coach Chris Clark and the No. 13 Wisconsin men's varsity eight kicks off their 2005 racing schedule at the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic. Last season the Badgers finished fifth at the Eastern Sprints and 12th at the IRA National Championships.
Coaches Audio File

Yale-M
Head coach John Pescatore and the No. 7 Yale Bulldogs open their Spring racing slate at the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic. Inclement New England weather forced the cancellation of racing against Brown and Boston University, March 2-3. Last season the Yale finished ninth at the Eastern Sprints and 7th at the IRA National Championships.
Coaches Audio File

Women's Varsity Team Notes:
Stanford-W
Head coach Aimee Baker and the No. 13 Stanford women's varsity eight are coming off a second-place finish in the Jessop-Whittier Cup event at the San Diego Crew, March 3. Last season Stanford finished fourth at the Pac-10 Championships.
Coaches Audio File

California-W
Head coach Dave O'Neill and the No. 8 California women's varsity eight have started their 2005 campaign on a high note. The Bears took their third-consecutive Jessop-Whittier Cup title home from the San Diego Crew Classic, March 3. Last season Cal finished first at the Pac-10 Championships and sixth at the NCAA Championships.
Coaches Audio File

Clemson-W
Head coach Susie Lueck and the Clemson women's varsity eight comes to the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic looking for it's first win of the season. Thus far it has finished second to Dartmouth and Indiana, while placing ahead of Purdue, Cincinnati, Buffalo and Marist in two early season races in March. Last season Clemson finished 17th at the Lexus Central/South Region.

Texas-W
Head coach Carrie Graves and the No. 17 Texas women's varsity eight have may have the most racing under their belts of any crew at the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic. The Longhorns are coming fresh off a ninth-place finish at the San Diego Crew Classic. Last season Texas finished sixth at the Lexus Central/South Region Sprints and 15th at the NCAA Women's Rowing Championships.

Washington-W
Head coach Eleanor McElvaine and the No. 9 Washington Huskies women's varsity eight open their 2005 intercollegiate racing schedule at the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic. Last season the Huskies finished second at the Pac-10 Championships and seventh at the NCAA Championships.

Wisconsin-W
First year head coach Bebe Bryans and the No. 12 Wisconsin Badgers women's varsity eight opened their 2005 at the Longhorn Invitational in Austin, TX, March 20. The Badgers finished just over 4 seconds off the pace set by Univ. Victoria in the dual race. Last season the Badgers finished fifth at the Lexus Central/South Region Sprints and 16th at the NCAA Women's Rowing Championships.
Coaches Audio File

UCLA-W
Head coach Amy Fuller Kearney and the No. 19 UCLA women's varsity eight are coming off a fourth-place finish in the Jessop-Whittier Cup event at the San Diego Crew Classic. Last season UCLA finished sixth at the Pac-10 Rowing Championships.
Coaches Audio File

Virginia-W
Head coach Kevin Sauer and the No. 6 Virginia women's varsity eight are looking to notch their first victory of their 2005 campaign at the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic. Thus far Virginia has suffered setbacks at the hands of then No. 4 Michigan, No. 5 Ohio State and No. 11 Michigan State. Last season Virginia finished second at the Lexus Central/South Region Sprints and ninth at the NCAA Women's Rowing Championships.

Women's Varsity Lightweight Team Notes:
Stanford-WL
Head coach Al Acosta and the Stanford lightweight varsity eight are coming off a victory in the A.W. Coggeshall Cup event at the San Diego Crew Classic, April 3. They are hoping to continue their winning ways against National title contenders Princeton and Georgetown this weekend. Last season Stanford won the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships and went on to an eighth-place finish at the IRA National Championships.

California-WL
Coaches Rich Wendling and Sabrina Linden and the California lightweight women's varsity eight are coming off a seventh place showing at the San Diego Crew Classic, April 3. Last season Cal finished third at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships

Georgetown-WL
Varsity lightweight coach Rebecca Besant and the Georgetown women's lightweight varsity eight suffered a tough loss to national title contender Radcliffe, April 2. Last season Georgetown finished fourth at the EAWRC Sprints and went on to finish fourth at the IRA National Championships.

Princeton-WL
First year head coach Paul Rassam and the Princeton women's lightweight varsity eight are coming off a victory in the Murphy Cup, March 26. Competing against openweight crews, the Tigers defeated Navy, Villanova and Temple among others. Last season Princeton finished third at the EAWRC Sprints and went on to finish second at the IRA National Championships.

San Diego State-WL
Head coach Jennifer Zebroski and the San Diego State varsity lightweight eight are coming off a third place finish in the A.W. Coggeshall Cup event at the San Diego Crew Classic, April 3. Last season San Diego State finished second at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships and went on to finish 10th finish at the IRA National Championships.

Wisconsin-WL
Varsity lightweight coach Mary Shofner Wisconsin women's lightweight varsity eight are coming off a win over the Tulsa JV openweight eight at the Longhorn Invitational, March 20. Last season Wisconsin finished second at the EAWRC Sprints but rebounded to win the 2005 IRA National Championship.

About Windermere
(www.windermere.com) Since 2001, Windermere Real Estate has been serving the neighborhoods of Northern California, with offices in Carmel, Healdsburg, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Saratoga, San Jose/Silver Creek, and San Jose/Willow Glen, Pleasanton, Redding, Salinas, Santa Rosa. Additionally, there are offices in Orange County, North San Diego County, as well as the Palm Springs area. Each independently owned office is part of Windermere Real Estate, the leading residential real estate brand in the West with more than 7,000 agents and over 250 offices in eight Western states and British Columbia. Windermere has redefined the way real estate is practiced through its industry-leading agent benefits, cutting edge tools and technologies and its commitment to the communities it serves. While residential real estate is the mainstay of Windermere's business, the company also has offices and associates specializing in new construction, commercial real estate, relocation, and property management.

Directions to Redwood Shores:

Directions from Stanford, Calif. via 101
-Take the 101 North ramp towards San Francisco
-Take the Marine World Parkway Exit. Exit toward the bay.
-Follow Marine World Parkway.

To the launch site:
-At the second light turn right on Twin Dolphin Drive.
-Turn left on: Lagoon Drive.
-Turn Right into the first parking lot.

To the viewing bridge:
Follow Marine World Parkway.
Turn right on Bridge Parkway.
Turn right into the parking lot just before the bridge.
Walk up to the top.

USRowing Men's Varsity Eight Collegiate Coaches Poll (Preseason)
Released March 30, 2005

Men's Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points
1. Princeton University (3) 189
2. University of California at Berkeley (3) 187
3t. Harvard University (2) 179
3t. University of Washington (2) 179
5. United States Naval Academy 158
6. Dartmouth College 128
7. Yale University 122
8. Northeastern University 121
9. Brown University 110
10. Cornell University 104
11. Oregon State University 97
12. Boston University 91
13. University of Wisconsin 87
14. Stanford University 84
15. University of Pennsylvania 54
16. Syracuse University 52
17. University of Michigan 36
18. Rutgers University 30
19. Columbia University 24
20. University of Virginia 18

2005 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association/USRowing Regular Season Poll
Released March 30, 2005

Women's NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous
1. Princeton University (20) 453 1
2. Yale University (1) 419 2
3. The Ohio State University 399 5
4. Brown University (1) 392 3
5. University of Michigan (1) 355 4
6. University of Virginia 327 6
7. Harvard University 320 8
8. University of California at Berkeley 313 7
9. University of Washington 273 9
10. University of Tennessee 236 10
11. Michigan State University 193 11
12. University of Wisconsin 192 12
13. Stanford University 168 13
14. University of Southern California 149 14
15. University of Iowa 105 NR
16. Washington State University 103 18t
17. University of Texas 97 15
18. Syracuse University 82 20
19. Univ. of California at Los Angeles 67 NR
20. Boston University 58 18t


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