June 9, 2009
Congratulations to the Husky men’s crew for bringing the Intercollegiate Rowing Association national championship home for the purple and gold. The crew overtook Cal with a furious final 500 meters in the varsity eight race, and came home with four gold medals as well as the team title.
Governor Gregoire added her praise as well —
“I congratulate Coach Michael Callahan and the Husky Men’s Crew team for winning their third straight national championship. To compete in such a grueling sport takes determination, perseverance and a lot of heart. Their come-from-behind victory makes this championship even more memorable. This team has so much to be proud of – a strong work ethic, a history of success and the makings of a talented team for years to come. I am incredibly proud of these student athletes, and congratulate them on their outstanding achievement!”