April 30, 2009
What's Happening This Week: The Washington State University rowing team will race against the Oregon State Beavers in the Winchell Cup, Saturday, May 3, at Dexter Lake in Dexter, Ore...racing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and will feature races between the 15th-ranked WSU varsity eight and the No. 12 OSU varsity eight.
WSU Head Coach Jane LaRiviere on the Regatta at Oregon State: "We are gunning for a total team effort. We as a team want to do our best, and this race will require that we do our best."
2008 Against the Beavers: WSU brought home the Crawford Perpetual Trophy, defeating the Beavers by a total point score of 67 to 66. The Cougar varsity eight won by four seconds and the novice eight finished .23 seconds in front of OSU.
Last Week: The Cougar second varsity eight defeated Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State in dual races held in Columbus, Ohio...the varsity eight dropped each of its three races.
Pac-10 Highly Ranked: All seven Pac-10 varsity eight boats are ranked in the CRCA/U.S. Rowing Varsity Eight Top-20 Poll...three are in the top 10...WSU moved this week from No. 13 to No. 15.
Championship Season Begins: This will be the last regular season regatta for WSU...the Cougars will compete again Sunday, May 17, at the Pacific-10 Conference Championships...the race will take place at Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, Calif...WSU will be competing for a bid to the NCAA Championships, which take place May 29-31.
CRCA/U.S. Rowing Varsity Eight Top-20
(1st place votes)
1. California (20)
2. Yale (5)
3. Michigan State
7. Ohio State
12. Oregon State
15. Washington State
Schedule of Events
May 2, 2009
9:00 a.m. - Novice Eight
9:15 a.m. - Varsity Four
9:30 a.m. - 2 Varsity Eight
9:45 a.m. - Varsity Eight
Directions to Dexter Lake: Travel on I-5 South from Portland. Take Hwy. 58 eastbound (exit 188A), 13 miles to Dexter Lake. Turn left at the white covered bridge, to Lowell. Turn left at Boundary Rd. (becomes Pengra Rd.), 0.8 miles to Lowell Park. Turn left into the park, then right immediately through the yellow gate. Follow the gravel road to the boathouse.
Follow the Cougs: The Cougars can be followed all season long via the WSU Rowing blog, Tales from the Snake, which can be accessed HERE...look for senior Amy Brevick to post her commentary Monday about the race at Oregon State.