Rowing wraps up weekend at San Diego Crew Classic

Four teams compete for Cougs on championship Sunday



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

JOSEPH RUTO, Evergreen reporter

WSU’s rowing team was at the San Diego Crew Classic last weekend competing against some of the best rowing teams in the country. Sunday was championship day at Mission Bay and WSU had three rowing teams competing in the A finals, with one team in the B final.

The 1V8+ crew faced off against Notre Dame in the B final of the Jessop-Whittier Cup. The Cougs finished second to the Fighting Irish with a time of 7:00.943. Notre Dame finished with a time of 6:55.861.

The V4+ crew finished seventh in the Karen Plumleigh Cortney Cup race with a time of 8:02.490. No. 1 ranked Texas took the V4+ title, winning the race in 6:40.283.

WSU’s 2V8+ crew of Jess Horrigan, Amy Patten, Georgina Ericsson, Jess Schneider, Isabella Jachymek, Hannah Elliott, Meg Montgomery, Samantha Schmidt and Ella Greenslade had the Cougs’ best finish in the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy race, where they placed sixth with a time of 8:02.490. Texas won the race with a time of 6:40.283.

The Cougs’ 3V8+ crew placed sixth in the Carley Copley Cup final with a time of 7:33.540. The Longhorns also won the 3V8+ race with a time of 6:53.030.

WSU rowing is back next Saturday as they host No. 17-ranked Oregon State at Wawawai Landing.