April 24, 2004
REDWOOD SHORES - In the much anticipated race between Washington and California, the Huskies left Redwood Shores with bragging rights, and the coveted Schoch Cup. The No. 7 Huskies came into the race looking for redemption from their loss in the Copley Cup grand final at the San Diego Crew Classic, and they got it.
In the men's varsity eight race, the Huskies bolted out of the gates and built a quick lead on the Bears in the first 300 meters. The Bears were not able to match the Huskies fast start, and finished the race three seconds behind Washington.
The second varsity eight faired the same as the varsity, falling victim to a fast start by Washington. The Bears could not overcome the early deficit, and finished five seconds behind the Huskies.
The Bears' freshman eight avoided the sweep by Washington, winning its race by almost six seconds.
"We simply need to be more aggressive," said men's head coach Steve Gladstone. "The guys rowed a good strong piece, but not with the same passion and abandon as earlier races this season. We will re-group on Monday, and come back after it."
Washington Dual Race Results
Varsity 8 1. Washington 5:45.4 2. Cal 5:49.26
Junior Varsity 8 1. Washington 5:55.1 2. Cal 6:00.13
Freshman 8 1. Cal 6:00.75 2. Washington 6:06.19