Willamette Competes at NCRC Championship Regatta

Bearcats Place Second in the W2V8+, W2V4+ and M2V4+

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

LAKE STEVENS, WASH. -- The Willamette University rowing teams competed at the Northwest Collegiate Rowing Conference (NCRC) Championship Regatta on Saturday, April 23 at Lake Stevens. Willamette finished in a tie for fifth in the overall women's standings. The men's team standings were not immediately available.

Willamette's women achieved their top finishes in the women's second varsity 8+ and the women's second varsity 4+, as each crew took second place.

Competing for the Bearcats in the W2V8+ were coxswain Blair Davis, stroke Marjolein aan den Boom, 7-seat Leslie Schultz, 6-seat Marguex Hunter, 5-seat Meredith Miller, 4-seat Heidi Hunt, 3-seat Sophie Hearn, 2-seat Annie Bender and bow Katy Kaszubinski.

Rowing with WU coxswain Blair Davis on the W2V4+ boat were stroke Heidi Hunt, 3-seat Leslie Schultz, 2-seat Larissa Stiglich and bow Sarah Ferrier.

For the Bearcat men's team, the best result was in the men's second varsity 4+, where Willamette finished second. WU took third place in the men's varsity 8+.

Complete results for the M2V4+ were not available. Taking second in the race for Willamette were coxswain Jenna Shellan, stroke Jackson Lowe, 3-seat David Solomon, 2-seat Joel Ribbens and bow Wesley Dawn.

Guiding the Willamette MV8+ was Shellan as the coxswain. Rowing for the Bearcats were stroke Maxx Kaplan, 7-seat Till Gwinn, 6-seat Maxwell Mensinger, 5-seat Lowe, 4-seat Solomon, 3-seat Nathan Keffer, 2-seat Dawn and bow Ribbens.

The women's team title went to Western Washington University for the seventh year in a row. The Vikings won the women's varsity 8+, the women's second varsity 8+ and the women's second varsity 4+.

Western Washington accumulated 88 points in the women's standings. Humboldt State University was second with 60 points and Seattle Pacific was third with 58. The University of Puget Sound placed fourth with 52 points, Willamette and Lewis & Clark College tied for fifth at 32 points, and Pacific Lutheran University was seventh with four points.

The women's teams at WWU, Humboldt State and Seattle Pacific all compete in NCAA Division II, while UPS, Willamette, L&C and PLU compete in NCAA Division III.

RESULTS

Northwest Collegiate
Rowing Conference
Championship Regatta
At Lake Stevens
Lake Stevens, Wash.
April 23, 2011

The Willamette women's rowing team took second place in the W2V8+ and the W2V4+.

The Willamette women's rowing team took second place in the W2V8+ and the W2V4+.