April 28, 2010
What's Happening This Week: The No. 10 Washington State University rowing team will hold its lone home regatta of the season as it hosts No. 20 Oregon State, Saturday, May 1 at 2 p.m. at Wawawai Landing...the race is part of WSU's 20 years of varsity rowing celebration...the Cougars will face a Beaver team that has competed against a tough group of teams, most recently placing second in a three-team regatta against No. 12 UCLA and San Diego...in the varsity eight race, OSU finished less than three seconds behind UCLA.
WSU Head Coach Jane LaRiviere on this weekend's race: "Oregon State is always good competition. They've been very strong, they went to the NCAA Championships last year. When I think about Oregon State, I know they'll be super fit and trained. We'll have to execute or things won't go our way."
Pac-10 Highly Ranked: All seven Pacific-10 Conference rowing teams are ranked in the CRCA/U.S. Rowing Division Top-20 Poll for April 28, 2010...four of the seven Pac-10 teams (California - first, Stanford - sixth, WSU - 10th and UCLA - 12th) remained in the same spots as last week, while UW (seventh) and USC (ninth) flipped-flopped spots and Oregon State dropped two places to 20th.
Against Oregon State: Last season the Cougars fell to the Beavers, dropping three of four races at Dexter Lake...the home team has won each of the last four meetings, as WSU took home the Crawford Perpetual Trophy, defeating the Beavers by a total point score of 67 to 66 in 2008 at Wawawai Landing...at the Pac-10 Championships last season, OSU finished 19.5 points ahead of WSU, placing fourth as the Cougs came in sixth.
Third Novice Eight: Kaylee Ray, Amanda Feeney, Amanda Bryan, Rianna Venn, Melissa Sanborn, Jaine Allodi, Leah Landgdon, Anna Gunkle, Laurel Akada (cox).
Schedule of Events:
2 p.m. V4 - WSU-A, WSU-B, WSU-C OSU-A, OSU-B
2:15 p.m. 2N8 - WSU-A, WSU-B, OSU
2:30 p.m. 2V8 - WSU, OSU
2:45 p.m. 1N8 - WSU, OSU
3 p.m. V8 - WSU, OSU
Last Time Out: WSU took first place in four of six races Saturday against Gonzaga and Western Washington at Spokane's Silver Lake...the varsity eight captured first place by nearly five seconds, overcoming strong cross winds at the start.
Next Week: This will be the last regular season regatta for WSU...the Cougars will compete again Sunday, May 16, at the Pacific-10 Conference Championships...the race will take place at Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif...WSU will be competing for a bid to the NCAA Championships, which take place May 28-30, also at Lake Natoma.
Directions to the WSU Boathouse at 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 building on the right...park on the side of the road or in the parking lot south of the boathouse.
Follow the Cougs: The Cougars can be followed all season long via the WSU Rowing blog, Tales from the Snake...this week's blog will feature a Q&A with senior Corina Chilibeck...to visit the blog click HERE.
CRCA/U.S. Rowing Top-20-April 28, 2010
(1st place votes) 1. California (16)
2. Princeton (9)
8. Michigan State
10. Washington State
15. Ohio State
19. Notre Dame
20. Oregon State