Rowing Set to Host Gonzaga Saturday
COLTON, Wash. – The No. 20-ranked Washington State women's rowing team hosts its only regatta of the spring Saturday, April 30, as the Cougars take on Gonzaga at Wawawai Landing. Races are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. PT.
WSU heads back into action after a nearly two-week break away from competition. The Cougs are coming off a two-week cross-country road trip that saw them put up a strong showing at both the Pac-12 Invitational in Las Vegas and the Big Ten Invitational in Sarasota, Florida. WSU's performance has placed the Cougars at No. 20 in this week's Pocock/CRCA Poll.
"It's great to get to race at home," said Washington State Rowing Head Coach Jane LaRiviere. "We usually only get one or two home events per year. We spend a lot of hours down at the Snake River, so it's great to have the students, friends, and family come and see what we do every day. There is really nothing negative about hosting."
Saturday's regatta against Gonzaga is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. PT with the Second Varsity Four race. WSU's Novice Eight boat will go against GU's Fourth Varsity Eight at 9:20 a.m. PT, followed by the First Varsity Four race at 9:40 a.m. PT. The Second Varsity Eight race gets underway at 10 a.m. PT. The First Varsity Eight boats will compete at 10:20 a.m. PT. The Third Varsity Eight race closes Saturday's regatta at 10:40 a.m. PT. All race times are scheduled to change based on weather.
The Cougars and the Bulldogs will once again be racing for the Fawley Cup. The cup has been handed out annually since 1991, except for 2008, to the winner of the First Varsity Eight race between WSU and GU. The Cougs have won 26 of the 29 Fawley Cup races since its inception.
It will also be Senior Day at Wawawai Landing, as the Washington State women's rowing team will be celebrating the careers of Emma Barrett, Gabby Hannen, Grace Himango, Kateryna Maistrenko, and Jessica Norris at the end of the regatta.
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Directions to WSU Boathouse at Wawawai Landing
• From Highway 195 (north or south), turn west on Wawawai Road at the blinking yellow light.
• Travel on Wawawai Road for 10 miles, the road will end at a stop sign.
• Turn right and drive six miles down into the canyon.
• Go past the county park on the right and over the railroad tracks.
• The boathouse is a cinder block building on the right.
• Park on the side of the road or in the parking lot south of the boathouse.
Regatta Schedule (All Times in PT)
9 am: 2V4+
9:20 am: N8+/4V8+
9:40 am: 1V4+
10 am: 2V8+1
10:20 am: 1V8+ (Fawley Cup Race)
10:40 am: 3V8+