The 50th Anniversary of Cougar Crew



As Cougar Crew Days near, we will be taking RSVP's in order to see how many people are coming (especially to the banquet). This will give us a better estimate of the attendees and help us prepare the events and festivities this year and the years to come. Please, when you RSVP, let us know how many people (including you and guests) are planning to attend. Thank you for your help!


Who is invited?

Unless otherwise specifically stated, those invited to Cougar Crew Days include:

  • Cougar Crew Alumni
  • Family and Friends of Cougar Crew Alumni
  • Current Cougar Crew (rowers, coxswains, and coaches)
  • Family and Friends of Current Cougar Crew (including parents and siblings)


Now is your time to shine.

A fellow rower and coach of mine still says to me, "remember all those things you said you would do as an alum". Now is our time to show support. Let's all try to make the races and show the support that the WSU Men and Women rowers and coxswains deserve for their hard work.


Where should I stay when I am in Pullman for Cougar Crew Days 2020?

Below you will find lodging information for the Cougar Crew Days reservation at the Residence Inn Pullman. This group rate offer is being extended to us through the event and is expected unless the hotel reaches 90% capacity. If you book your reservation by phone please be sure to specify you are with the Cougar Crew team to access the rates below.

Residence Inn by Marriott Pullman nightly rate:
King: $115,
2 Queens: $125




Please click here to view the contract.
Click here to view the Residence Inn Pullman fact sheet.

Click here to book your reservation online.



The banquet will be taking place in the CUB Senior Ballroom. The best places to park will be in the Green or Yellow parking lots nearby, these lots do not require permits on the weekends. See the map below for the locations of these lots.

Parking map


Tentative 2020 Cougar Crew Days Itinerary


Who: Everyone
What: Class Day Races
When: First Race Starts at 1pm
Where: Ken Abbey Shellhouse, Wawawai Landing, Snake River
Why: Watch the current classes of WSU Oarsmen and Oarswomen throw down
Bring: Enthusiasm and cheering!

Who: Alumni and Crew Families
What: Alumni and Family BBQ
When: 5 PM
Where: Ensminger Pavilion (a.k.a.: Livestock Judging Pavilion) (across from the Lewis Alumni Centre)
Why: Have fun, catch up with past rowers and coxswains, and meet new people
Bring: Memorabilia!


Who: All are welcome
What: CCAA Board Meeting (all are welcome)
When: 8:00-11:00 AM
Where: Lewis Alumni Centre
Why: Stay informed about Cougar Crew
Bring: Your voice, ideas and opinions!

Who: Parents
What: Parent Meeting
When: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (will adjourn in time to go to races)
Where: Lewis Alumni Center
Why: Discuss and delegate networking and support for the remaining three local races for the year
Bring: Your voice, ideas and opinions!

Who: Lightweight Alumni
What: Lightweight Allumni Challenge
When: 1:00 PM
Where: Ken Abbey Shellhouse, Wawawai Landing, Snake River
Why: For Glory. Current Lightweights vs Alumni
Bring: Your Pride.

Who: Alumni
What: Alumni 'Slow Row'
When: 2:30 - 3:45 PM
Where: Ken Abbey Shellhouse, Wawawai Landing, Snake River
Why: Have fun re-connecting with the sport... without getting hurt in the process!
Bring: Trou!

Who: Alumni and anyone who wants to come and watch. The races are really exciting both on and off the water!
What: Alumni Races vs. Class Day winners
When: 2:30 PM
Where: Ken Abbey Shellhouse, Wawawai Landing, Snake River
Why: Annual event getting the alumni back into boats and facing them off against the current rowers and coxswains. Last year we had five alumni boats racing!
Bring: Your trou if you're racing; a camera if you're not! Also a packed picnic wouldn't be a bad idea either (save room for the banquet though)

Who: All are welcome
What: Banquet and Silent Auction
When: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Where: CUB Ballroom
Why: Give alumni, family, and friends a chance to meet and support the current rowers of Cougar Crew


E-mail the auction chair to contribute an item for the auction and/or help out with the auction: