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Alumna researches Olympic rowers’ sleep habits
September 15, 2016

By Doug Nadvornick, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

amy-benderSPOKANE, Wash. – Many of us cheered on our favorite athletes and teams during the recently completed summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

WSU crew earns second, third finishes at nationals
June 7, 2016


By Alexander Ashton & Sidney Cross, men’s crew

PULLMAN, Wash. – Despite heat and humidity at Georgia’s Lake Lanier, Washington State University crew teams did well at the American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) national championships recently.

Messing about in boats
July 26, 2010



Photography by Tim Marsh, WSU University Relations


“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

That’s a line from the classic children’s book, “The Wind in the Willows.” I’m sure it was in the back of my mind when I signed up for the WSU Learn to Row program last summer.

Like Mole, a main character in the story, I was looking to get out more and messing about in boats seemed just the ticket.

I’ve now been … » More …

Cougar women row into 8th place
June 2, 2008

GOLD RIVER, Calif. – Washington State University’s women’s rowing team capped its 2008 season with an eighth-place finish at the 2008 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships, Sunday at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center.

The eighth-place finish is the second-highest in school history, trailing the fourth-place showing in 2006, and ahead of 2003 and 2004, when the Cougars placed 12th and ninth, respectively. The varsity eight boat received an at-large bid in 2002 and finished 13th.

“It was a great way to end the year, I could not have asked for anything more,” said WSU Head Coach Jane LaRiviere. “This team has worked hard all year and … » More …

Learn to row this summer
April 9, 2007

PULLMAN – Rowing has been a part of the Palouse since 1970 when Cougar Crew was established at Washington State University. The men’s crew team is once again organizing a summer rowing program, Learn to Row 2007, for community member to become a part of the Cougar Crew tradition. “We love this sport so much, it is only natural that we have found a way to share it with the community,” Head Coach Arthur Ericsson said.  “This summer we’ve extended the summer season and added the Junior and the Masters groups.”  The Learn to Row program sessions are co-ed and require no experience to participate.  … » More …

Men’s Crew Class Day set for March 18 at Wawaiwai
March 13, 2006

The annual Men’s Crew Class Day event will be hosted this Saturday, March 18 at the WSU boathouse on the Snake River at Wawaiwai Landing. The weekend starts with a BBQ reunion of alumni and friends Friday night at the Livestock Pavilion. The next afternoon the races begin at 1 p.m. First there are heats and finals amongst the current oarsmen to determine which class (FR, SO, JR or SR) can field the fastest crew over the 1000 meter course. After that is decided, the winning class will have the honor of racing against an armada of alumni boats in the 500 meter grand finale. Some of the alumni … » More …

Grounds crews to skunk potential tree thieves
December 7, 2005

PULLMAN, Wash.- Vandals shopping for Christmas trees on the Washington State University campus will be in for an unpleasant surprise when they get it home and start to hang the lights.Grounds crews will begin spraying the trees Dec. 8 with a foul-smelling mixture that contains the oily liquid skunks produce in their scent glands. Thieves will not know whether a tree has been treated with the mixture until they get it indoors, which causes the scent to intensify.Kappy Brun, WSU grounds supervisor, recalled one such incident. “They got the tree indoors, got it decorated and had to pull it outside on their lawn, decorations and … » More …

Men’s Crew team to row one million meters Nov. 3-4
October 18, 2004

WSU men’s rowing will hold its annual Ergathon fundraiser 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 3-4, under a tent outside the CUB on Terrell Mall. The 40-member team must row at least 1 million meters within the 20-hour window using four rowing ergometers (machines that measure exercise).“This is the team’s most important fundraiser of the year,” said captain Danny Brevick (senior, Construction Management). “Most of our budget does not come from the school, but through a variety of fund-raising work projects.” “Half of these donations will be given to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to help treat children with cancer and other catastrophic … » More …

Cougars varsity crew victorious in home regatta
April 26, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s varsity eight crew capped off a terrific day of rowing by outlasting Tennessee and Oregon State in the Cougars only home spring regatta, Saturday at Wawawai Landing on the Snake River. The Cougars’ second varsity eight also was victorious in their 2000 meter race. In the varsity eight race, the Cougars – ranked No. 12 in the US Rowing/NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll, defeated No. 11 Tennessee by over four seconds, rowing a time of 6:23.28 in the 2000 meter race. Oregon State rowed a time of 6:35.36 to round out the competition. The Beavers jumped out … » More …