Top-ranked Cal beat previously undefeated No. 2 Washington in the men’s varsity eight, snapping the Huskies’ eight-year winning streak and taking back the Schoch Cup at Seattle in a matchup of two rowing powerhouse programs.
The Bears split their four races with the Huskies overall, with the Bears also winning the freshman eight race.
“We know whenever we race against a great program like Washington it is going to really hard, and we had a great row today and came out with the victory,” Cal coach Mike Teti said on winning the varsity eight. “We faced a really good crew and whenever you get out of here with a win on their home course, you feel really fortunate.”
Meanwhile, the second-ranked Cal women beat No. 5 Washington in the varsity eight race for the 11th time in 12 years.
“The varsity eight has performed very well all year and it was another great performance for them,” Cal women’s coach Al Acosta said.