Local grads getting notice on college boats Fall City college rowers cruising for wins
October 2, 2008 · Updated 11:15 PM
Two athletes from Fall City have been making waves in college rowing circles.
College rowers Tyler Emsky and Karen Brevick have gained notice for their efforts on the water.
Emsky, whose rapid rise in the sport of rowing was chronicled in 2006 by the Record, recently helped his team, the University of Washington men, win a national college rowing title.
The first-year Husky was one of four rowers on the Freshman Four boat, which won the title at the International Rowing Association championships held June 5 to 7 in New Jersey. Emskys boat finished with a time of 6:25.931, nearly five seconds ahead of the second place finisher, California. Other schools in the race included Wisconsin, Oregon State, Rutgers, and Drexel, in Pennsylvania. The winning time for the Huskies broke a longtime course record by about a second.
This boat was one of three UW boats that won national titles in their respective events.
Emskys boat, in getting to the finals, won both of the preliminary races.
Emskys travels since that 2006 article included a trip to England to compete in the prestigious Henley Regatta last summer. The local rower is studying biology at the university.
Fellow Fall City resident Karin Brevick, a senior at Washington State University, was named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association second team. The award followed