Cougar rowing ends season

2022 Rowing season comes to a close



WSU women’s rowing competed in the NCAA Championships, where each of three units secured a top 15 finish.

ERICK AGUILAR, Evergreen reporter

With the Head of the American complete, that marks the end of the 2022 WSU rowing season.

The day hosted three different events in which the Cougars competed in, those being the Pair event, varsity eights and varsity fours.

The Cougs competed alongside California, Oregon State, UCLA, Loyola Marymount, Saint Mary’s, Sacramento State, San Diego, UC Davis, Chico State and Orange Coast College.

“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 it’s beneficial for the entire team,” said head coach Jane LaRiviere.

The pairs race saw six contending crews for the Cougars among the competition of 36 total. Those crews clenched sixth, seventh, 11th, 16th, 18th and 21st on the brisk waters of Lake Natoma.

Two crews set oar to water in the varsity eights event, coming to place seventh and 10th.

Ending the recap on the sweetest of notes, varsity fours saw two crews compete for the Cougs. Those crews finished in first and seventh place with the times of 19:22.7 and 19.60.0 respectively.

That faithful first-place crew featured the names of Grace Trujillo, Georgina Ericsson, Hannah Elliott and Isabella Jachymek with Hanah Swissa as the coxswain.

“It was great to be back at Lake Natoma and racing tons of boats,” LaRiviere said. “We raced to our ability in some and learned a bit about what it takes to win in others. The victory in the fours race was a nice surprise. They looked focused and aggressive today. Hats off to them for making a great race happen.”