Sunday, August 17, 2008


From the PI:

Ex-UW pair take U.S. boat to gold in Beijing

BEIJING -- Halfway through the race, coxswain Mary Whipple screeched out a little crew history:"It's for the 1984 girls -- do 'em proud!"

Say no more.

The women in the eight-oared shell knew the cue -- especially Anna Michelson Cummins. She was the engine, Whipple the driver. They have spent nine years together in boats, starting as bewildered freshmen in 1999 at the University of Washington.

Rest of the article here. Read about the men's 8 race here. (also in the men's article: news on other local rowers including HNA's Lindsay Meyer)