WSU Rowing Fall Season to Commence at Head of the Pend Oreille
Sept. 26, 2012
WSU Rowing Fall Season to Commence at Head of the Pend Oreille: Looking to return to the National Championships for the third time in four years, Washington State University women's rowing will travel to Priest River, Idaho to participate in the Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta, Sept. 29... Washington State will race two varsity eights and four varsity fours.
The 2012 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 Club, Corvallis Rowing Club, Nelson British Columbia Rowing Club and unaffiliated crews, putting 30 to 40 shells on the water...racing will begin at 11 a.m. with the high school flight...varsity and masters flights will follow and there will be an awards ceremony following the event.
Second Annual Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta: The second annual Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta, hosted by the Priest River Yacht Club will take place at the Mudhole in Priest River, Idaho...the Head of the Pend Oreille was the first ever head race in the history of the state of Idaho...the regatta 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, September 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m...for more information about the Head of the Pend Oreille, go to www.priyc.tripod.com/regatta.
WSU Head Coach Jane LaRiviere on the Head of the Pend Oreille: "This is an opportunity for us to get out there and test what we have been working on the last month. The event is a great idea. I know there are a lot of clubs around the area that are using this opportunity to go and have a fun race. They can see how they stack up against other Inland Northwest competition."
Coaching Staff: Jane LaRiviere begins her 11th year as head coach of the WSU women's rowing program...the Cougars have raced in six NCAA Championships under LaRiviere...she is joined by assistant Josh Adam, and novice coach Corrie McGrath...Adam is in his third year after coaching his prior two years at Indiana...McGrath is in her fifth year at WSU, after coaching stints at Clemson and Central Florida.
Next up for the Cougars: WSU will head north, Saturday, Oct. 20 to compete in the Head of the Spokane, hosted by Gonzaga.
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