Rowing Announces 2022 Spring Regatta Schedule
PULLMAN, Wash. – A total of six regattas await the Washington State rowing team this spring, as the Cougars look to return to the NCAA Rowing Championships for the 10th time in 12 seasons.
The Cougars kickoff the 2022 spring schedule March 5 on Lake Las Vegas, as Washington State will row against Pac-12 Conference foes Washington and Southern Cal.
The annual battle between WSU and Oregon State for the Winchell Cup and Crawford Plate takes place March 19 at Dexter Lake in Dexter, Oregon. Washington State had to relinquish both trophies to the Beavers last spring at the Snake River, as OSU won both the first varsity eight race and the overall regatta.
WSU heads back to Lake Las Vegas to open a busy month of April, as the Cougs will race in the Pac-12 Invitational April 9-10. WSU will then head cross country the follow week to participate in the Big Ten Invitational in Sarasota, Florida, April 16-17. The Big Ten Invitational will be held at Nathan Benderson Park, which will once again be the site of this season's NCAA Rowing Championships.
The Cougars' lone regatta in the Evergreen State this spring will take place April 30 on the Spokane River, as Washington State battles Gonzaga for the Fawley Cup. WSU has won four-straight Fawley Cup regattas against GU. The Cougs have won the cup all but three times since its inception back in 1991.
Championship season gets underway on May 15, as the Cougars head back to Dexter Lake, Oregon to participate in the 2022 Pac-12 Rowing Championships. The 2022 NCAA Rowing Championships will be held in Sarasota, Florida at Nathan Benderson Park and run from May 27-29.
Washington State is coming off a 2021 season that saw the Cougs make their return to the NCAA Rowing Championships for the ninth time in 11 seasons. WSU finished 15th overall at the NCAA Championships as a team, while the first varsity four boat finished eighth overall.
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