Cougar Rowing Hosts Oregon State Saturday
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Last Year Against Oregon State: In the fall of 2012, the teams met at the Portland Fall Classic and Washington State won all four of its races...in the spring of 2013, Washington State faced Oregon State twice...at the Oregon State Classic, the Cougars swept the Beavers in the morning session and finished second in the afternoon session behind Stanford...the teams met again at the Pac-12 Championships...the Cougars finished ahead of the Beavers in all four races and took sixth with a team score of 16.5...Oregon State finished seventh with a team score of 6.5.
Previous Meetings This Year: In October, the teams squared off at the Portland Fall Classic and Washington State swept the regatta...the Cougars and Beavers also competed at the Clemson Invite, April 19-20...the Pac-12 competitors faced each other in Sunday’s first session...the Cougars finished ahead of the Beavers in three of the four events...Washington State’s varsity eight took first with a time of 6:52.3 and Oregon State finished fourth (6:56.7)...the second varsity eight also won its event and clocked a time of 7:03.4, more than seven seconds ahead of the Oregon State boat that finished fourth (7:10.7)...in the varsity four event, WSU took second (7:52.0) and OSU finished fourth (8:16.7)...the Cougars fell to the Beavers in the third varsity eight event.
WSU Head Coach Jane LaRiviere on the Oregon State Dual: "My expectations are simply to build on the last race. Oregon State has a pretty fast varsity eight so I think we are going to be challenged all of the way down the course. We certainly cannot take them lightly. Their times were very close to our times at the Clemson Invite."
Cougars Tied for 15th in USRowing/CRCA Poll: WSU is currently tied for 15th in the nation in the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Division I Poll presented by Pocock Racing Shells...all seven of the Pac-12’s rowing squads are ranked in the top-20 poll: California, second; Stanford, fourth; Washington, sixth; USC, eighth; UCLA, 12th; Washington State, tied for 15th; Oregon State, 19th.
Coaching Staff: Jane LaRiviere is in her 12th year as head coach of the WSU women’s rowing program...the Cougars have raced in seven NCAA Championships under LaRiviere...she is joined by assistant Josh Adam, novice coach Corrie McGrath and graduate assistant Devon Carroll...Adam is in his fourth year after coaching his prior two years at Indiana...McGrath is in her sixth year at WSU, after coaching stints at Clemson and Central Florida...Carroll is in her second year with the Cougars.
Next for the Cougars: The Washington State University women’s rowing team heads to Gold River, Calif. to compete at the Pac-12 Championships Sunday, May 18.
Directions to Wawawai Landing: From Highway 195 (North or South), turn west on Wawawai Road at the blinking yellow light...travel on Wawawai Road for 10 miles, the road will end at a stop sign...turn right and drive six miles down into the canyon...go past the county park on the right and over the railroad tracks...the boathouse is a cinderblock bulding on the right...park on the side of the road or in the parking lot south of the boathouse.