Washington rowing timeline

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Washington rowing timeline

Here are some of the biggest moments in Washington crew history:

1903: First UW intercollegiate race with California

1910: Hiram Conibear establishes the Varsity Boat Club

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1912: Pocock family designs first shell for UW program

1913: First trip to IRA Regatta in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Huskies finish third

1923: Washington wins IRA under first-year coach Rusty Callow, becoming the first West Coast varsity crew to win

1936: UW varsity eight wins Olympic gold in Berlin

1948: Huskies again win gold at the Olympics in London in the four

1952: Huskies win four with coxswain Olympic bronze medal in Helsinki

1958: Huskies eight wins behind the Iron Curtain in Moscow, pulling an upset in the Moscow Cup

1968: Dick Erickson hired as men’s coach

1970: First year of racing on opening day

1977: Huskies win at Henley for first time

1981: Washington women’s rowing captures first Women’s Collegiate National Championship, starting a string of five titles in six years

1987: First Windermere Cup features appearances by Soviet crews

1997: UW men and women sweep the IRAs and NCAAs, respectively, winning the varsity eight, second varsity eight and the freshman eight

2007: Michael Callahan becomes men’s head coach, and Bob Ernst takes over the women

2009: Washington men sweep the eights at IRA

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