SportsPress NW: UW rowing by the numbers

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Posted on October 20, 2011 at 9:29 AM

1: Number of gold medals that Washington has won in the pair competition at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta. The first — and only medal — came in 2001 when Jeff Jorgensen and Andy Altman triumphed.

3: Number of UW crews that have won medals in the Olympic Games. In 1936 (Berlin), the eight-oared shell won a gold medal. In 1948 (London), the UW won a gold medal in the men’s coxed fours. In 1952 (Helsinki), the UW won a bronze in men’s coxed fours.

7: Washington rowing coaches in the National Rowing Hall of Fame (year enshrined): Hiram Conibear (1956), Rusty Callow (1956), Ed Leader (1956), Al Ulbrickson (1971), Jan Harville (1990), Dick Erickson (1991), Bob Ernst (1994).

7. Number of times that the Washington women have swept all four races at the conference championships — Varsity Eight, Junior Varsity, Novice Eight, Varsity Four — since 1976.

5: Number of times that Washington (men) has swept the Varsity, Junior Varsity and Freshman races at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta. The trios of titles came in 1936, 1937, 1948, 1950 and 1997.

5: Number of Olympic gold medals won by current or former University of Washington female athletes, the first in 1984, the last in 2008.

9: Number of times that Jan Harville (1987-03) received the Pac-10 Coach of the Year award: 1988, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’97, ’98, ’00, ’01, ’02.

11: Times that Bob Ernst has been named Pac-10 Coach of the Year, 10 times as men’s head coach, once as the UW’s women’s head coach.

12: Number of Varsity Eight titles Washington has won at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta, the first in 1923, the last in 2009.

16: Number of conference titles won by the University of Washington’s women’s Junior Varsity Eight since 1981.

17: Number of Olympic gold medals won by current or former University of Washington male athletes, the first in 1936, the last in 2004.

17: Number of national championships won by the UW men, including 12 IRA titles, one Cincinnati title (recognized as the national championship from 1982 until 1994), and four “unofficial” championships, including one in 1977 when Washington won the Grand Challenge Cup at the Royal Henley Regatta on the Thames River.

20: Number of women from the UW who have participated in the Olympic Games, most recently Anna Mickelson (Cummins) and Mary Whipple in Beijing (2008).

22: Times that the Washington women have won a Pac-10 title since women’s crew became an intercollegiate sport in 1976.

27: The number of individuals — coaches and athletes — from Washington who are enshrined in the National Rowing Foundation Hall of Fame. Hiram Conibear, Ed Leader and Rusty Callow were the first to enter, all in 1956. Bob Ernst, the UW Rowing Coordinator, was the last, in 1994 (this doesn’t count individuals, mainly coaches, who made the Hall of Fame for their work at other institutions).

29: Number of conference titles won by the UW’s men’s Junior Varsity eight since 1962.

32: National championships won by the UW women since 1970, including 12 NCAA titles, 14 National Collegiate Rowing Championship titles, and six National Women’s Rowing Association Regatta titles.

33: Number of Pac-10 titles won by the University of Washington men’s varsity eight since 1961.

60: Number of men from Washington who have participated in the Olympics, including six in the 2008 Games in Beijing.

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