Men's Rowing Wins Three-of-Four Races against Gonzaga

March 20, 2010

LOWELL, Ore. – After a five-hour delay due to a strong tailwind and rough waters, the Oregon State men’s crew team took on the Gonzaga Bulldogs, winning three of four races on Saturday.


The Beavers trailed the Bulldogs at the start of the varsity 8+ race, but the team was able to stay focused and achieve a six-second victory over the Bulldogs.


“We executed with focus and purpose,” head coach Steve Todd said. “It was an effort to be proud of. There was a lot of adversity today, but we stuck with our game-plan and came away with a victory.”


The second varsity 8+ and the freshman 8+ also came away with victories.


“Both crews rowed solid pieces,” Todd said. “They raced according to plan and came through with their second win in as many weeks.”


The second freshman 8+ crew had a close race against the Bulldogs, losing by a mere .42 seconds in what was a neck-and-neck race.


The team begins their spring break training this Monday, where they will prepare to take on last year’s national champion, Washington, on April 10.



Varsity 8

OSU 6:30.80

Gonzaga 6:36.80


JV 8

OSU 6:39.08

Gonzaga 6:47.15


Freshman 8

OSU 6:44.92

Gonzaga 6:49.52


Second Freshman 8

Gonzaga 6:47.62

OSU 6:48.04


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