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WSU Hosts Gonzaga In Fourth Annual Indoor 2x2000 Erg Race
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 02/10/2000
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Feb. 10, 2000

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State women's rowing team will start the 2000 Spring racing season indoors against Gonzaga, Saturday at 8 a.m.

In an event which fully tests strength and endurance, this competition has been known to promote a "row 'til you hurl" mindset.

"We don't encourage them to put on a graphic show but I have started a piece before saying, if you're gonna puke, make sure you hit the garbage can," said coach Tammy Crawford. "So it does happen."

Using ergometers (stationary rowing machines), the race is organized into specific category heats and will feature a finals competition, a scheme similar to the Pac-10 Championship racing format.

Twenty rowers from WSU and 10 from Gonzaga will participate in the Varsity category. The Novice level will feature 40 athletes, 20 from each school.

"We've spent three months on land, running, lifting and rowing on the ergs," said Crawford. "Having the chance to race against someone other than ourselves is a fun and challenging way to wrap up winter training."

Though the competition is in its fourth consecutive year, it is the first time the event has ever taken place at WSU.

SPECIFICS competition will start Saturday at 8 a.m. in PEB 144 heats begin every 15 minutes event finals are scheduled to last from noon until 2 p.m The WSU men's club rowing team will also be featured in the event, competing against Gonzaga both schools will compete teams in varsity and novice levels races will alternate between men and women by event.

Cougars Competing


  • Amy Armstrong
  • Lisa Phillips
  • Dina de Nys
  • Jackie Kern
  • Corrie McGrath
  • Kim Oergel
  • Liz Snook
  • Michelle Darbous
  • Kirsten Koci
  • Emily Larson
  • Pam Foley
  • Catherine Lortie
  • Amanda Stoneham
  • Monica Peters
  • Rebekah Melzer


  • Carolyn Oury
  • Jamie Orth
  • Emily Rains
  • Camielle Williams
  • Bridgit Egan
  • Lindsay Berglund
  • Marie Ratcliffe
  • Suzy Kirschner
  • Carly Morse
  • Brianna Woodham
  • Christie Nielsen
  • McKenzie Martin
  • Brittney Christopher
  • Brooke Bjornkamp
  • Kelly Crandell
  • Stephanie Sterling
  • Ashleigh Brown
  • Samantha Chapman
  • Amanda Brice
  • Marielle Voi
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