Nov. 3, 2017
Head of the Lake
Nov. 5, 2017 | Lake Union | 8:06 am PST
Seattle, Wash. | ROW2K
ABOUT THE REGATTA:
- The 38th Head of the Lake runs three miles starting on Lake Union and continuing through the Montlake Cut to Lake Washington and finishes near the UW Conibear Shellhouse.
- The event started in 1979 when a small group of scullers at Lake Washington Rowing Club agreed to race each other at the end of the season.
- Now the largest fall rowing regatta on the West Coast, the level of competition has risen dramatically, making this a difficult race and a prestigious rowing event.
- Spectators can gather along the historic Montlake Cut to watch collegiate rowers, juniors, masters, open rowers as well as former Olympians compete in this scenic 3 mile race.
- The Zags will enter their varsity eight and compete against the top crews from Oregon State, Seattle U, UC San Diego, Oregon, Portland, and nationally ranked crews from Washington and Washington State.
- Last season the Zags entered the varsity eight, second varsity eight, and two varsity four boats.
- The top crew finished in fifth place with a time of 19:01.75. The boat defeated crews from Portland, Western Washington, and Seattle U.
- The second varsity eight came across in fifth place as well, beating boats from Portland, Western Washington, and Oregon with a time of 19:49.43.
- The varsity four A crew took second place, just 14 seconds behind Washington at 22:11.53 and ahead of the Washington “B” and “C” boats. The B boat came in fifth at 22:42.33, behind the two Washington crews and ahead of Oregon and Portland.
- The Zags’ varsity eight has finished third in the event four times, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2014.
- The second varsity eight came in runner-up in 2007, and finished third in 2008, 2009, 2013, and 2014.
- The third varsity eight won the event in 2007, and finished runner-up in 2005.
- The varsity four won the event in 2004, and had the runner-up finish last season, racing for the first time since that 2004 win.
CAP THE FALL SEASON:
- The Head of the Lake is serving as the finish to the fall season for the Zags for the fifth-straight season.
“Every year this is one of the most challenging races on our schedule," Gonzaga head coach Glenn Putyrae said. "The competition is fierce, the course is challenging (with a 180 degree turn in the last 1000 m), and November weather in Seattle is always an adventure. We have been doing our best to prepare for all of these variables in an effort to perform to our capability on Sunday. As always we are looking forward to progressing on the race course.”
8:06 am: Varsity 8
8:09 am: 2nd Varsity 8
8:19 am: 3rd Varsity 8
8:51 am: Varsity 4
2nd Varsity 8
3rd Varsity 8
Varsity 4 A
Varsity 4 B