WSU rowing starts spring season at The Husky Open

Novice team finishes behind UW



WSU rowing sported an all-freshmen squad in the Husky Open March 25, 2023.

Joseph Ruto, Evergreen reporter

The WSU women’s rowing team started the season off with a promising performance at the 2023 Husky Open Saturday.

The Husky Open is a rowing event that takes place on the Montlake Cut, on Lake Washington in Seattle. It is the beginning of the spring rowing season for the Cougs.

WSU’s novice eight-plus team of Katrina Trubnikov, Abby Cady, Damien Baldwin, Jennifer Rogg, Natalie Spring, Alexandria Nemecek, Grace Messmer, Makenna Bylund and Kelley Shoemaker placed second in their two-team race with a time of 7:33.924 in the 2,000-meter race.

University of Washington won the novice eight-plus race with a time of 7:04.160.

The WSU women’s varsity rowing team did not participate at The Husky Open, however, they will compete Saturday and Sunday when they travel to Southern California to compete against the rest of the Pac-12, as well as teams from across the nation in the San Diego Crew Classic.