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Canada selects Hare for world championships

 

Nicole Hare, WSU rowing team

WSU sophomore Nicole Hare, center, helps propel team to 14th-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Championships. Photo courtesy of Washington State Athletics.   

 

 

VICTORIA, B.C. – Washington State University rowing sophomore, Nicole Hare, has been named to Rowing Canada Aviron’s 2013 Under-23 Team and will compete with the women’s eight crew July 24-28 at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Linz, Austria, Rowing Canada Aviron announced this week.

“The Under 23 program is one of our most important development components leading to our senior team,” High Performance Director, … » More …

Messing about in boats

 

 

Photography by Tim Marsh, WSU University Relations

 

PULLMAN –
“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 …

48th Annual Cougar Sports Banquet and auction

PULLMAN – The annual Cougar Sports Banquet and Auction featuring WSU Athletic Director Bill Moos and former WSU football standout Rueben Mayes is set for Aug. 19 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort and Convention Center.

 

Cougar head coaches and other former standout WSU student-athletes will also be at the event. Mayes played for WSU during the 1982-85 seasons and went on to a professional football career with the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

 

All proceeds will support WSU student-athlete scholarships. Tickets are $75 per person if purchased before Aug. 10 for … » More …

Cougs look to beat Gonzaga

PULLMAN – The WSU Men’s Crew Team will host Gonzaga University Friday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. The race will be at Wawawai Landing on the Snake River.

 

Ganzaga defeated WSU in last Saturday’s varsity eight-man race, losing by a four-second margin. The Cougars are looking to improve their performance in this upcoming race.

 

Men’s crew team to practice in Tri-Cities

RICHLAND — The WSU Men’s Crew will be practicing March 16-18 on the Columbia River along the WSU Tri-Cities campus.
 
During rowing practice, the eight- and four-man boats will pull in near the pump house on the shoreline below the WSU Tri-Cities East Building at 2710 University Drive. This is along the bike path at the end of Sprout Road in north Richland.
 
The group of about 40 students and six coaches will stage an exhibition race at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. Community members can meet-and-greet the crew team starting at … » More …

Donations accepted Oct. 24 and 25

The annual Men’s Crew Row-A-Thon will be held on the Glenn Terrell Mall Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 24 and 25.  This event requires that the team row a minimum of 2,000,000 meters on rowing machines within a 24 hour period.  Half of the on-campus donations will be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  In the past two years the team has raised close to $1,000 for St. Jude’s efforts to help find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. The other half of the donations supports the team, a club sport that competes in the Pac-10 Conference.“It’s a great event in so … » More …

Women’s rowing captures fourth place in nationals

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. — Washington State’s women’s rowing team needed every one of its 52 points to capture fourth place at the NCAA Championships on May 28. WSU’s varsity eight earned fourth place in a dramatic varsity eight grand final. The crew needed to finish at least one place ahead of Ohio State to secure a fourth place overall team finish, but trailed the Buckeyes by nearly a second with 500 meters remaining. Down the sprint, the Cougars pulled past Ohio State, crossing the finish line 1.25 seconds before the Buckeyes. Princeton won the race, followed by California and Brown. The Cougar varsity four also … » More …

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

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 …