Rowing Heads to the Beaver State to Race Oregon State
DEXTER LAKE, Ore. – The Washington State rowing team hits the water this weekend for its second regatta of the 2021 spring season, as the Cougars travel down to Dexter Lake, Oregon to race against Oregon State this Saturday, March. 20.
The Cougars head to the Beaver State after a two-week practice period on the Palouse. Both teams received votes in this week's Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) poll, with Oregon State receiving 58 votes, while WSU was right behind OSU with 34 votes.
Washington State is coming off its season-opening regatta against No. 1-ranked Washington back on March 5. WSU head coach Jane LaRiviere is looking forward to seeing her Cougs get back into the water after.
"We're excited to get back out and race again after couple of weeks of practice," said head coach Jane LaRiviere. "We've done a bit of seat racing and have moved some people around. We think we have a better hierarchy of where people belong (in the boat), and that's a positive thing. Going out on the road is really good for the youth of our team. For half of them, every single venue is new to them. It's even that way for some of our coaching staff. We're excited to get down there and compete against another quality Pac-12 team."
Saturday's regatta starts at 8:30 a.m. PT on Dexter Lake with the First Varsity 8 race. The 2nd Varsity 8 race gets underway at 8:45 a.m. PT, and the 1st Varsity 4 race concludes the day with a 9 a.m. PT race time.
There will be no live stats or live video coverage of this weekend's regatta.
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