|Results | Summary | Photos | W Winners|
|IRA||8, Ten Eyck|
In the Head of the Charles on October 23-24, UW placed 3 rd among the universities (7 th overall) and the coxed fours finished first among the universities (5 th overall).
At the Head of the Iowa on Oct. 31, the eights was raced as a Class Day, with the junior class prevailing, with the seniors, sophomores and frosh and “fourthworld” trailing.
April 23, at the Midwest Championships, the UW men swept all five races they competed in at the 28 th annual Midwest Rowing Championship, including the Varsity Four +, which included Mike Seelen, Dave Farnia, Scott Alwin, Nick Kitowski and John Taylor (cox). The varsity eight finished first, six lengths ahead of Notre Dame.
In the May 22, 2000 WorcesterTelegram & Gazette (Sports), the heavyweight eights at the Eastern Sprints finished: Brown (5:43.2), Princeton (5:44.99), Wisconsin (5:46.2), Harvard (5:46.6), Dartmouth (5:53.2) and Northeastern (5:53.4). Second varsity heavyweights: Brown (5:51.99), Princeton (5:54.93), Wisconsin (5:57.3), Harvard (5:57.35), Northeastern and Cornell. In the third varsity heavyweight: Wisconsin (6:05.47), Cornell (6:05.48), Princeton (6:09.44), Harvard (6:10.97), Navy (6:18.57) and Brown (6:19.91).
Wisconsin freshmen won the Eastern Sprints for the first time, and in convincing fashion, crossing the line with a widening gap of open water between them and the second boat. Standing near the finish line, the astonished parent of a competing boat joked to a friend from Wisconsin, “I think I saw Ron Dayne in that boat!” ( Dayne, Wisconsin’s Division I-A record-holding running back in football, had been named the Heisman Trophy winner a few months earlier.) Final finish: Wisconsin (6:00.5), Princeton (6:03.9), Brown (6:04.80), Harvard (6:04.81), Rutgers (6:11.4) and Northeastern ( 6:14).
In the second freshman heavyweight finals: Wisconsin (6:06.57), Rutgers (6:12.25), Cornell (6:14.17), Syracuse (6:18.79), Princeton (6:23.2) and Navy (6:29.42).
The last UW eight-oared shell to win at the Eastern Sprints was the JV boat in 1987; the varsity eight has only won once, in the regatta’s first year of 1946. There was no freshman event in the Sprints in 1946.
The Rowe Cup was won by Brown, with Princeton second (winner of the Rowe Cup the last five prior years) with Wisconsin a close third.
|2000 UW Freshman||Class||Age||Height||Weight|
In the IRA’s:
In the varsity eight finals, California (5:39.5) repeated, a full five seconds ahead of Brown, then Princeton, Washington, Temple and Dartmouth.; Wisconsin placed 8 th overall in the varsity eight event. In the junior varsity contest, Brown won, with California fourth and Wisconsin 5 th. In the freshman eight event, Cal won, followed by Washington and Wisconsin.
UW won gold medals at the IRA’s in the Varsity 4+ (6:41.95), the Varsity 4 - (6:30.11), the Open 4+ (6:49.18), and the Frosh 4+ (6:47.8). The UW Pairs placed 4 th . Wisconsin (336.07) also won the Ten Eyck trophy, outdistancing Princeton (310.82).
Boats that recieved a medal:
|Varsity 4+||Varsity 4 w/out||Freshman 4+||Pair-||Open 4+|
|Points for First||36||36||27||18||18|
|Bow seat||Kaker, Ben||Seelen, Mike||Shilling, Travis||Miller, Craig||Vitko, Peter|
|2||Montanye, Aric||Noordsij-Jones, Matt||Fruechtl, James||Anderson, Mike (Fr)|
|3||Obuchowicz, Dave||Remington, John||Kemper, David||Rudert, Rudy|
|Stroke||Chin, Dan||Bock, Joel||Knecht, Eric||Berger, Joel||Stahlman, Mike|
|Coxswain||Kaplan, David||Shore , David||Taylor, John|
Badgers singing "Varsity" after winning Ten Eyck at IRAs
Brad Taylor photo
Varsity 8 at Head of the Charles with names
Freshman 8 after winning Eastern Sprints
Freshman 4 after winning IRA
Second Freshman 8 after winning Eastern Sprints
Third Varsity 8 after winning Eastern Sprints
Varsity 8 at Head of the Charles
John O. Taylor
Ryan Van Schyndel