Rowing Host Gonzaga on the Snake River this Saturday
PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State rowing team host its first regatta of the 2021 spring season on the Snake River this Saturday, April 3, as the Cougars host Gonzaga. Races at Wawawai Landing begin at 9 a.m. PT.
WSU comes into Saturday looking to win its second-straight regatta, as the Cougars defeated Oregon State in both the First Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 races on Dexter Lake back on March 20. The win over OSU helped the Cougs earn 59 votes in this week's Pocock/CRCA Poll, which is two votes shy of No. 25 Navy.
Head coach Jane LaRiviere and the Cougars are looking forward to hosting their first NCAA regatta in 552 days. The last race for WSU on the Snake River came back on Sept. 28, 2019 against Gonzaga.
"We couldn't be happier to be on the Snake this weekend," express LaRiviere. "The weather looks like it is going to be great. Gonzaga has a new coach, and he is very talented. We can't take anything for granted this weekend."
The Cougars and the Bulldogs will be racing for the Fawley Cup on Saturday. The Fawley Cup is handed out annually since 1991, with the exception of 2008, to the winner of the Washington State and Gonzaga varsity eight race. The Cougs have claimed 25 of the 28 Fawley Cup races since its inception.
Races on the Snake River begin at 9:00 a.m. with the second varsity 4 race. The first varsity 4 race will take place at 9:15 a.m., followed by the second varsity 8 race at 9:30 a.m. The first varsity 8 race starts at 9:45 a.m., while the third varsity 8 and novice 8 races begin at 10:05 a.m. to conclude the regatta at 10:05 a.m.
There will be no live results or video coverage of this weekend's race against Gonzaga.
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