Cougar Rowing Opens Fall Season Against Bulldogs

Oct. 13, 2004

Pullman, Wash. - What's Happening This Week: Following two consecutive team appearances at the NCAA Championships, the Washington State University women's rowing team is looking to continue success when it opens its fall season against Gonzaga, Saturday, at the Spokane is schedule to begin at 9 a.m...the Cougars will race the varsity eight, second varsity eight and two varsity four boats...also competing will be the novice squad...the novice squad will race once over a 3500 meter course...the races between the varsity crews will cover two to three laps of the 3500 meter course.

LaRiviere On This Weekend: 'I'm excited to get started with the fall season. It's going to be nice to be able to get out and race against other schools. Our team this season is a lot deeper than it has been. It will be nice to get in some races as we continue our training for the spring.'

2003-04 Season Recap: For a second consecutive year, the Cougars earned a team bid to the NCAAs ... WSU earned its NCAA team bid following multiple strong finishes throughout the season, including a second place finish by the second varsity eight at the Pacific-10 Championships...WSU rounded out the season with a ninth place finish at the NCAAs, the highest team finish at the national championships in school history.

Coaching Staff: LaRiviere begins her third season at the helm of the her first two years on the Palouse, LaRiviere has led WSU to its first two team bids to the NCAAs in school history...LaRiviere is assisted by Janey Charlton and Mike Stahlman...Charlton is in her third year with the rowing program and is entering her first as the head coach for the novice squad...Stahlman is beginning his first season as assistant coach for the Cougars

On Tap for Next Week: Next week, the Cougars will travel to Massachusetts the Head of the Charles Regatta...according to the event's website,, the Head of the Charles is the world's largest two-day rowing event...the event takes place on the Charles River in Boston.

Directions to Gonzaga's Boathouse:Head to Spokane, take I-90 East bound through SpokaneEXIT at Broadway (# 286)Turn RIGHT at the top of the rampTurn LEFT onto Park St (turn just before 7-11)Keep going to the River and then turn LEFT onto a gravel roadContinue driving on this road, it will cut across a field and go through a gate.

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