Rowing Season to Open at Head of the Pend Oreille
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Looking to return to the National Championships for the fourth time in five years, Washington State University women’s rowing will travel to Priest River, Idaho to participate in the Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta Saturday, Sept. 28.
The 2013 Head of the Pend Oreille:
The WSU boats will compete in the five kilometer race, open to all classes of rowers...Washington State will face crews from Gonzaga University, Coeur d’Alene High School, Coeur d’Alene Rowing Club, Palouse Rowing Club, Spokane River Rowing Association, and Nelson BC Rowing Club...the regatta features sweep and sculling rowing...racing will begin at 10 a.m...there will be high school, varsity and masters flights followed by an awards ceremony.
Third Annual Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta:
The third annual Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta, hosted by the Priest River Yacht Club will take place on the Pend Oreille River in Priest River, Idaho...the regatta will start at Thames Shore and finish at Bonner Park West...the Head of the Pend Oreille is the only rowing competition in the state of Idaho...it is a time-trial competition, in which teams will race the clock...a special "Meet the Rowers" barbeque will be held at the Priest River Yacht Club Friday, Sept. 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m...WSU and Gonzaga will participate in a row-by at 5:30 p.m. for up-close rowing observation...for more information about the Head of the Pend Oreille, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WSU Head Coach Jane LaRiviere on the Head of the Pend Oreille: "It’s a really strong community event. There’s a couple of things that make it unique. First of all, in order to raise awareness of rowing in the community, they have a really beautiful barbeque that the community puts on for us and the competitors. Prior to that, the teams will row down in front of the Priest River Yacht Club, sing their respective fight songs and then row back for dinner. The whole town seems to come out. The team has been training hard and I think everyone is excited to change the venue and get on a bus to go race somewhere."
Jane LaRiviere begins 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 up for the Cougars:
WSU will next compete Saturday, Oct. 26 in the Head of the Spokane, hosted by Gonzaga.