Cougars conclude the fall this Saturday at the Head of the American
GOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Washington State rowing team concludes the fall portion of its 2022-23 schedule this weekend, as the Cougars head to Lake Natoma for the 2022 Head of the American. The regatta will begin at 11:30 a.m. PT at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center.
Washington State will be competing against California, Oregon State, UCLA at the 2022 Head of the American, along with Loyola Marymount, Saint Mary's, Sacramento State, San Diego, UC Davis, Chico State, and Orange Coast College. The 5,000-meter race is in head format, in which the boats start at intervals, racing both the clock and each other.
The Cougars are scheduled to begin their day at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center at 11:30 a.m. PT with the pairs race. The varsity eight race follows at 2:10 p.m. PT, then WSU wraps up the regatta at 3:09 p.m. PT with the varsity four race.
WSU Rowing Head Coach Jane LaRiviere on the Head of the American
"We're looking forward to the continuation of work we've put in after our first two events. We will have another opportunity to race the pairs, fours, and eights, so there will be a fair number of people doubling up races. It's the culmination of our fall training and we're looking forward to a little bit of California sunshine. There is some really great competition and I think anytime you can race against some of the top schools in the country its beneficial for the entire team."
Live Results and Boat Lineups
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Check with @WSUCougarRowing on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter the morning of the race for boat lineups.
Last Time on the Water
The Washington State rowing team had its second varsity four boat pick up a victory in its flight to highlight a successful day of racing for the Cougars at the 2022 Head of the Spokane.
Washington State's 2V4+, which consisted of Ella Greenslade, Cate Field, Laurita Nemeraviciute, Fiona Elliott, and Anna Bledsoe completed the 5-kilometer race in 19:15 to post the top time in the flight. WSU's 1V4+ shell of Hanah Swissa, Isabella Jachymek, Hannah Elliott, Tannith Johnson, and Molly Miller finished in third place, clocking in at 19:18.
Washington State had a total of four varsity eight boats compete in the first flight of the Head of the Spokane. WSU debuted its new first varsity eight shell at the Spokane River, which is named after Washington State's Gold Medal rower Lisa Roman. The Cougar's 1V8+ boat collected a second-place finish in the first flight, finishing the timed 5-kilometer race in 17:06, just two seconds behind the Bulldog's 1V8+ shell for first place.
Last Time at the Head of the American
The Washington State rowing team last competed at the Head of the American in the fall of 2019. That season, the Cougars excelled at the regatta, having top-five finishes.
In the final race, the Cougars competed in at the Head of the American, the varsity four, the WSU squad finished first overall with a time of 19:42.3 to cap off the day on a positive note. This would also become the third top-five finish of the day. The Cougars saw their first varsity eight crew take second place at the regatta (17:16.7), rowing against top-tier Pac-12 programs.
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