Want to Join Cougar Crew?
Want to compete against the nations best in the Pac-12 conference? Want to be a part of something greater than yourself with the only Varsity Sport club on campus? You could be a part of the Cougar Crew. We are currently recruiting students to try out and join the Cougar Crew as WSU student-athletes. No prior experience required, we have a long legacy of turning out of sport walk-ons in to national contenders. Swimmers, long-distance runners, wrestlers, cyclists, and athletes 6’0” or taller who like to work hard are encouraged to try out.
Walk-on practices start at 1-2 hours Monday-Friday, increasing throughout the season. Practice sessions include rowing on the water from our boathouse on the Snake river, and land training at our indoor training facility in the Hollingbery fieldhouse. Practices start at 3:15pm. The coaching staff is flexible on practice attendance in working around class schedules.
“What is the time commitment?” is a common question. We compete at a national level, and the time commitment to perform at that level is real. That said, our student-athletes are high performers in the classroom. Engineering majors with 3.25+ GPA’s are common on our team. We teach the student-athletes on the Cougar Crew how to manage their time well and perform in the classroom, and represent Washington State across the country.
Learning to Row
We teach you. Rowing is a sport where excellence at the top levels of the sport is possible, even if you don’t start until college. Roughly half of the US Olympic team is made of athletes who didn’t row in high school.