WSU rowing battles with No.17 OSU on Snake River

Cougs take one of five races against Beavers

JOSEPH RUTO, Evergreen reporter

WSU’s rowing team had a dual at home against No. 17 Oregon State Saturday on Senior Day, with the Beavers taking both the Winchell Cup and the Crawford Plate.

The Winchell Cup has been given to the overall winner of the annual dual regatta between the WSU and OSU rowing programs since 2001. The Crawford Perpetual Plate has been awarded to the winner of the WSU/OSU first varsity eight race since 2003.

The Cougs’ sole win of the day came in the opening race (2V4+), which WSU won with a time of 7:56.09. The Beavers finished about five seconds later, finishing with a time of 8:00.64. Wrapping up the 2V4+ race, the Cougs’ novice 4+ boat finished with a time of 8:39.70.

In the second varsity eight race, Oregon State won with a time of 6:50.91. The Cougs finished about 10 seconds later with a time of 6:59.71. The Beavers got their second win of the day with a win in the first varsity four race. OSU finished the 1V4+ race with a time of 7:47.07, seven seconds before the Cougs (7:54.10).

In the first varsity eight race, the fight for the Crawford Perpetual Plate, the Cougs placed second with a time of 6:52.55 and the Beavers came first with a time of 6:47.90. The meet concluded after the third varsity eight race, with OSU winning its fourth and final race with a time of 7:21.10. WSU’s 3V8+ crew finished with a time of 7:26.61, while the Cougs’ novice 8+ crew clocked in at 8:21.18.

WSU rowing is back in action Wednesday, as the Cougars travel to the Spokane River to race against Gonzaga.