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An insider’s view of Cougar Crew

An insider’s view of Cougar Crew

Gabriel Bravo | Evergreen reporter

September 1, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Mens, Sports

Back in 1970, Rich Stager and Ken Abbey created a men’s rowing program at Washington State University that has run for more than 45 years. Since then, the WSU men’s rowing club team, also known as in Cougar Crew, has won many championships throughout the decades.The WSU men’s rowing team has claime...

WSU men’s club rugby: A year-round affair

WSU men’s club rugby: A year-round affair

NICK THOMAS | Evergreen reporter

September 1, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Mens, Sports

When one hears the word rugby, the image of a broken bone, an open gash and a bloody face oftentimes come to mind.For members of the WSU men’s rugby club team, the allure of competing in collegiate athletics drew them to seek out experience in a new, high-intensity contact sport."It’s like soccer wit...

WSU club baseball off to a strong start in its inaugural season

RYAN SIEFKES | Evergreen reporter

April 12, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Features, Mens, Sports

Starting a brand-new club is not an easy task, but the success coach Dylan Haugh of the WSU club baseball team has had is impressive.Haugh, a junior transfer student from Grossmont Community College in San Diego, was willing to take on the tough challenge.“I consider myself someone who likes to lead and...

WSU wrestling club to attend nationals in Florida

WSU wrestling club to attend nationals in Florida

From staff reports

March 10, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Features, Mens, Sports

Looking to defend its NCWA (National Collegiate Wrestling Association) title, the WSU wrestling club will send seven of its top competitors, all from different weight classes, to the championship tournament this Friday in Kissimmee, Florida.Hosted by the University of Central Florida, the tournament ...

Men’s club hockey athletes go the distance to compete

Men’s club hockey athletes go the distance to compete

JAMIE JONES | Evergreen reporter

March 8, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Features, Sports

Willingness to sacrifice and true commitment are two major keys to success for the WSU men’s hockey team. This year the Cougs took South Lake Tahoe, California and made a statement by finishing strong when they placed fifth in the championship tournament.The WSU men’s hockey team is associated wit...

WSU men’s club lacrosse rebuilds for upcoming season

RYAN SIEFKES | Evergreen reporter

February 5, 2016


Filed under Club Sports, Mens, Sports

A sport as common on the East Coast as soccer, lacrosse is often harder to find on the West Coast. Nestled in the rolling wheat fields, the WSU men’s club lacrosse team has held its ground while pushing for the sport to be recognized by the Pac-12.A majority of the Division I collegiate teams are ...

The ancient sport of hurling comes to WSU

CHASE URQUHART | Evergreen reporter

November 5, 2015


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

Not to be confused with curling, hurling is a common sport in Ireland and has its roots in ancient heroism and mythology.But far from Ireland, a hurling club at Washington State University was established by a transfer student.“I just wanted to play while at school, I didn’t want to have to wait ...

WSU club men’s crew has history of success

WSU club men’s crew has history of success

BRADY JOHNSON | Evergreen rowing reporter

September 17, 2015


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

Winners of three men’s national championships, the Washington State club rowing team has consistently been one of the school’s top club sports, routinely putting together squads with more than 100 members.Founded in 1970, the team has maintained elite levels of national acclaim and established itself as what...

Fitness for all types: CrossFit club caters to all types of athletes

CASIE MOE | Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2015


Filed under Club Sports, Co Ed, Sports

Fitness across the board is the goal for the CrossFit Club.Originally, CrossFit was a grassroots garage gym with a few people. Since then it has spread word-of-mouth and has been growing ever since. Senior Alex Milton joined CrossFit when it was still in its garage stage at age 13 to help him get read...

Strength in numbers: WSU men’s club rugby relies on brotherhood

PAYTON DINEEN | Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2015


Filed under Club Sports, Mens, Sports

Rugby is a sport that has its roots in the Roman Coliseum and relies almost exclusively on the gladiator-like strength of each member of the team. WSU's men's club rugby team is no different. “Let’s just play until we get sick of it!” one player yells as the first rugby practice of the year comes...

Calvin Elam rises from frail freshman to head honcho

Calvin Elam rises from frail freshman to head honcho

Jonah Simental | Evergreen club sports reporter

May 1, 2014


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

Coming right out of Cheney, Wash., freshman Calvin Elam discovered the sport of rugby at WSU. Four years later, Elam is graduating and ending his tenure as president of the men’s rugby club in Pullman.“As a freshman, a lot of the older guys really intimidated me,” Elam said. “They were a lot bigg...

Water polo looks to make a splash in next tournament

Jonah Simental | Evergreen club sports reporter

April 2, 2014


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

For those looking to spice up their standard swimming routine, look no further than the WSU water polo club.Founded three years ago by current club president and goalie Lauren Christianson, the water polo club is currently 7-1 in tournament play with their only loss against club rival Oregon. The clu...

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