COUGAR CREW

 PAC-12 RESULTS

Daniel Moguel, Bow Seat of the 1V8

We focused on making the boat feel really well, and I feel like we accomplished that. The next step is to combine everything we know how to do and we should be able to bring a bigger punch next race

Nathan Budke, Seven Seat of the 2V8

I feel that we did a solid job taking care of our rowing. The first 500 was the toughest weather I’d raced in, but that didn’t stop us from finding a rhythm and walking away from UCLA.

 Ryan Sander, Seven Seat of the N8

Our start didn’t go the way we planned and right away UCLA took a 6 seat lead. Donovan and I both talked about visualizing the different scenarios that could happen in the start of our race and how we would react in our boat meeting the night before the race. UCLA was still 4 seats on us and started falling at 500m left. You could hear the bruins yelling as they saw us creep back up on them. Coming out on top of UCLA was something we had been working for all year and getting another medal for our boat and for Cougar Crew. Race results can be found here

 

 PREP FOR PAC-12s

Thursday, May 16, 2019

We are currently in the midst of the 16 hour drive to Rancho Cordova, California, where WIRAs took place. Differing from WIRAs we are driving down in vans, instead of a bus, and stopping for the night in Bend, Oregon before finishing the rest of the trip tomorrow.

The weather from Friday through Sunday is projected to be rainy with a chance of thunderstorms on Sunday, race day. On both Friday and Saturday, we will be practicing on Lake Natoma, taking laps around the course.

Our team is taking two varsity eights and one novice eight (line-ups shown below) with hopes of reclaiming the Paul Enquist Trophy that is given to the fastest club team in the PAC-12.

SCHEDULE

Sunday, May 19, 2019

N8 - 9:30 AM

2V8 - 10:30 AM 

1V8 - 11:00 AM

  Race results can be found here

 

WIRAs RESULTS

       It has been a long weekend filled with some good racing and warm weather. The weather was almost perfect, starting the mornings at 60˚F and afternoons heated up to 80˚F with slight a headwind.

       On Saturday, all boats raced their heats with the men’s N8 making it into the A final and the men’s 1V8 & 2V8 and women’s V8 & N8 making the B final. Both the men’s 2V8 and women’s N8 raced their final later Saturday afternoon, each boat having stronger races then their heat with the men’s 2V8 finishing 1st in their heat with open water.

       On Sunday, the men and women’s 1V8s had their finals, both with improving times from their heat as the men’s 1V8 also finished with their fasted time all season. The novice men competed in the A final later that morning taking third in their event but only two seats down from UCSB who came in 2nd.

Bjorn Elliot, Four Seat of the 1V8

       For the team overall I think that we have made big strides with how we approach an unsatisfactory heat result and a final. For both the 1v and 2v we didn’t have great first races but for the finals both boats fixed what went wrong and made the most of the opportunity that we had. For the 1v I think it's pretty safe to say that we were all nervous going in and unsure about how we could perform. Going forward I think as a boat and as a team, we will be tackling the idea that we are just as good as any of these fast crews but no better than any.

Zeke Nelson, Stroke of the 2V8

       Speaking on the fact that this was my last race. I was very pleased with how we executed it. It was one of the most according to plan races I have experienced. We did exactly what we need, got our bow ball ahead right from the beginning and pushed the crews farther back with every stroke. I am pleased to have come out ahead in my last collegiate 2k.

Christian Rorie, Two Seat of the N8

       I'm sure happy that we were really competitive against lots of other n8 men. Our race plan really helped us push through the mental toughness of the middle 1000 and allowed us to get bronze. Super excited for the next races with the progress we've made!

Kelly Corder, Seven Seat of the WV8

       The Women’s Varsity 8 concluded WIRA with an improved time from the initial heats. While they placed at the bottom of the B final, they stayed on Mills College’s stern for the majority of the race. “We did not place where we wanted to, but we went out with a plan and executed that plan to the best of our abilities and improved on Saturday’s time,” coxswain Sara Holland said. Their performance was an improvement on the results from Covered Bridge. Coach Hugo Moon said, “There’s still work to do, but it’s a step in the right direction.” They’re looking forward to showcasing their improvement at ACRA in May

Cora Borgens, Coxswain of the WN8

       The Novice 8 had the best race we've had this season. We really clicked as a team and had such great energy throughout the race. We just missed the A final, placing 4th in our first heat, but came back and raced neck-and-neck in the B final, placing 2nd. The whole crew is very excited to keep growing together.

WIRAs Pre-Race Updates

     We just had our first practice on the race course at Lake Natoma with flat water and gorgeous sunny weather.  Later today we will go out for another row for our final practice before the races. Races begin on Saturday and the schedule with a link to the event livestream is posted down below.

Schedule

Men's 1V8  -  8:00

Women's V8  -  8:50

Men's 2V8  -  9:10

Men's N8  -  10:20

Women's N8  -  10:40

Women's N4  -  3:20

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LIVESTREAM 

 

 

 

Fawley Cup Results

Results from this morning attached below. Head current, and variable light headwind. Outside of a 30' delay to clear debris from the course, was great for racing. Thank you to all the Mom’s that came out for Mom’s weekend. 2 weeks of training till WIRA in Sacramento.

3v
GU 6:50.1 3v
WSU 7:16.3 2n

2v
Gu 6:33.3
WSU 6:47.7

1v
Gu 6:19.4
WSU 6:20.6

1n
Gu 6:44.3
WSU 6:47.8

 

Fawley Cup Pre-Race Update

It's finally happening tomorrow, the annual Fawley Cup, when we race head to head with Gonzaga. Cougar crew is eager to race and to prove their dominance against their long time rivals. With this weeks practices filled with rough wind and water, the crew is prepared for the worse while also hoping for the best conditions. Also a shout out to the moms who made it down to Pullman for mom's weekend we can't wait to see you all tomorrow! GO COUGS!

The racing is scheduled to start at 9 am and the line ups are as listed below:

1V

Coxswain: Jeremiah Lee

John Michael Najarian

Henry McRae

Devon McCormack

Nathan Budke

Bjorn Elliott 

Sam Callan

Trevor Zook

Daniel Moguel

 

2V

Coxswain: Jaime Tom

Jose Zuniga 

Zeke Nelson 

Nate Endebrock

Alex Welch

Jacob Anderson

Conor Widmann 

Gunnar Newell 

Matt Toles

 

1N

Coxswain: Emma Lien

Karl Lesterhuis

Ryan Sanders

Ben Fleiss 

Trevor Mackey

Austin Miller

Derik Myers 

Christian Rorie

Micheal Essig 

 

2N

Coxswain: Jillian Hayden 

Alex Harris 

Austin Miller

Ben Fleiss 

Trevor Mackey 

Matt Dolan

Blake Cheshire

Jake Wetherington 

Caleb Stone 

 

Covered Bridge Results:

We had 3 boats medal this weekend with our novice winning their first medals and tanks.

To clear up confusion for the Varsity 8s, the first and second varsity 8 (JV) for all teams competed in the same race. Our JV8 was chasing our 1V and Western’s 1V through the race and finished 3rd overall, but in front of Westerns 2V and all other competitors.

Weather was far from ideal on the reservoir this weekend. We had cross winds down the course with bursts of rain. However, the water flattened out to practically glass as soon as we were loading up the trailer. After a day of racing 2-4 times down the course over the span of 5 hours the team got on the bus and half of them fell asleep instantly. We did not get back to WSU till early the next morning and we would like to thank all those who donated money so that we had a bus to drive us through the night instead of risking the safety of the team in the downpour. Was a huge help to the success at this regatta.

 

Thoughts from the Rowers:

Henry McRae (7 Seat Men’s 1V8)

Feels awesome getting my first win in my collegiate career. In the finals as a boat we all just made a decision to get a little angry and jumped out fast on western. After the race we were all in pain but we new it was the right kind of pain

 

Jillian Hayden (Coxswain of 1N4+)

First race we pushed through, the petite final we crushed it I’m really happy with how we did in that. The guys really pushed it, especially the three that for them was their fourth race, they did amazing. For my first rase I’m really happy with how everything went

 

Ben Fleiss (6 Seat 1N8)

Our motto this week and last week has been “relax,” and I think we pulled through and stayed true to that for our final race. Collectively, we were able to apply the tech we have been working on for the last few weeks and put it on the water. It’s nice to see all of our hard work finally paying off.

 

Jake Wetherington (Stroke 2N4+)

Technique and effort was there in both the prelim heat and the grand finals. In the prelim heat the boat felt very together and it was a great feeling when we started to walk away from WWU in the sprint. While the grand final didn’t go as well for us, the effort was still there and we performed to the best of our abilities given the circumstances.

 

Haylee Reynolds (Bow of Women’s Novice 8)

That was a lot of people's first race with limited water practice and I'm really proud of how they committed to the boat and pushed through our rough morning.

 

Anna Budke (3 seat of Women’s N4+)

Despite the rough start to the day, it was an awesome experience. This was my first race and it only makes me wish I had joined the team sooner

 

Covered Bridge Regatta
Finals

Womens Collegiate Novice 8+
12:00 PM

1st

Oregon State

7:14.650

2nd

Seattle U

7:37.990

3rd

Pacific Lutheran

7:45.910

4th

Humboldt

8:00.520

5th

Washington State

8:13.110

 

WSU Lineup: Coxswain: Cora Borgens, Anna Budke, Rae Ritacco, Solara Barrie, Sabrina Amundson, Haley Bakke, Liz Travis, Amber Mein, Haylee Reynolds

Mens Collegiate Novice 8+
12:10 PM

1st

Washington State

6:39.780

2nd

Western

7:22.300

3rd

Chico State

7:43.440

4th

Cal Maritime

scratch

WSU Lineup: Coxswain: Emma Lien, Karl Lesterhuis, Ryan Sander, Ben Fleiss, Trevor Mackey, Austin Miller, Derik Myers, Christian Rorie, Michael Essig

Mens Collegiate Varsity 8+
12:30 PM

1st

Washington State, 1V

6:14.230

2nd

Western

6:19.170

3rd

Washington State, 2V

6:34.200

4th

Western

6:47.120

5th

Lewis & Clark

6:50.750

6th

Cal Sacramento State

scratch

7th

Cal Maritime

scratch

 

WSU Lineup, 1V: Coxswain: Jerimiah Lee, John Michael Najarian, Henry McRae, Devon McCornack, Nathan Budke, Bjorn Elliott, Sam Callan, Trevor Zook, Daniel Moguel

 

WSU Lineup, 2V: Coxswain: Jaime Tom, Jose Zuniga, Zeke Nelson, Nate Endebrock, Alex Welch, Jacob Anderson, Conor Widmann, Gunnar Newell, Matthew Toles

Womens Collegiate Varsity 8+ - Petite
12:40 PM

1st

Santa Clara

7:23.750

2nd

Washington State

7:55.440

3rd

Chico State

8:00.020

4th

Oregon

scratch

WSU Lineup: Coxswain: Sara Holland, Harlow Bronstein, Jennie Connelie, Anne Spellman, Kelsey Zweigle, MaryGlen Wilson, Shaylynn Morgan, Alexis Winnett, Kelly Corder

Womens Collegiate Novice 4+ - Petite
1:00 PM

--

Washington State

scratch

--

Portland

scratch

 

WSU Lineup: Coxswain: Chloe Brew, Anna Budke, Ellie Guzman, Solara Barrie, Kami Hamilton

Mens Collegiate Novice 4+ - Petite
1:20 PM

1st

Washington State

7:25.990

2nd

Lewis & Clark

7:54.450

3rd

Western

8:01.760

4th

Humboldt

8:09.810

5th

Oregon

8:45.260

6th

Seattle U

scratch

WSU Lineup: Jake Wetherington, Alex Harris, Matt Dolan, Blake Cheshier, Cox: Duncun Gibson

Mens Collegiate Novice 4+
1:30 PM

1st

Cal Maritime

7:19.950

2nd

Puget Sound

7:27.720

3rd

Pacific Lutheran

7:28.580

4th

Sacramento State

7:40.560

5th

Western

7:43.950

6th

Washington State

7:47.960

WSU Lineup: Christian Rorie, Ben Fleiss, Karl Lesterhuis, Caleb Stone, Cox: Jillian Hayden

Mens Collegiate Varsity 4+
2:00 PM

1st

Seattle U

7:04.940

2nd

Lewis & Clark

7:10.440

3rd

Humboldt

7:10.790

4th

Washington State

7:15.560

5th

Western

7:17.210

6th

Puget Sound

7:25.130

7th

Chico State

7:27.080

 

WSU Lineup: Coxswain: Jaime Tom, Jose Zuniga, Zeke Nelson, Nate Endebrock, Alex Welch

Womens Collegiate Varsity 4+
2:10 PM

1st

Portland

8:05.550

2nd

Oregon

8:41.860

3rd

Washington

8:50.560

4th

Chico State

8:56.560

5th

Chico State

9:08.830

6th

Cal Maritime

scratch

WSU Lineup: Coxswain: Sara Holland, Alexis Winnett, Kelly Corder, Anne Spellman, Harlow Bronstein

Heats

Womens Collegiate Novice 8+
8:00 AM

1st

Oregon State

7:10.080

2nd

Seattle U

7:32.650

3rd

Pacific Lutheran

7:47.720

4th

Humboldt State

8:01.290

5th

Washington State

scratch

 

WSU Lineup: Coxswain: Cora Borgens, Anna Budke, Rae Ritacco, Solara Barrie, Sabrina Amundson, Haley Bakke, Liz Travis, Amber Mein, Haylee Reynolds

Mens Collegiate Novice 8+
8:10 AM

1st

Washington State

6:40.190

2nd

Western

7:21.530

3rd

Cal Maritime

7:40.530

4th

Chico State

7:51.830

WSU Lineup: Coxswain: Emma Lien, Karl Lesterhuis, Ryan Sander, Ben Fleiss, Trevor Mackey, Austin Miller, Derik Myers, Christian Rorie, Michael Essig

Mens Collegiate Varsity 8+
8:30 AM

1st

Washington State, 1V

6:11.060

2nd

Western

6:16.580

3rd

Washington State, 2V

6:29.140

4th

Cal Maritime

6:35.150

5th

Western

6:40.250

6th

Lewis & Clark

6:42.250

7th

Sacramento State

6:54.340

 

WSU Lineup, 1V: Coxswain: Jerimiah Lee, John Michael Najarian, Henry McRae, Devon McCornack, Nathan Budke, Bjorn Elliott, Sam Callan, Trevor Zook, Daniel Moguel

 

WSU Lineup, 2V: Coxswain: Jaime Tom, Jose Zuniga, Zeke Nelson, Nate Endebrock, Alex Welch, Jacob Anderson, Conor Widmann, Gunnar Newell, Matthew Toles

Womens Collegiate Varsity 8+
8:50 AM

1st

Puget Sound

7:01.400

2nd

Lewis & Clark

7:30.300

3rd

Washington State

7:38.490

4th

Chico State

8:00.400

5th

Oregon

8:11.990

WSU Lineup: Coxswain: Sara Holland, Harlow Bronstein, Jennie Connelie, Anne Spellman, Kelsey Zweigle, MaryGlen Wilson, Shaylynn Morgan, Alexis Winnett, Kelly Corder

Womens Collegiate Novice 4+
9:00 AM

1st

Oregon State

7:59.030

2nd

Seattle Pacific

8:04.710

3rd

Portland

8:40.090

4th

Washington State

9:28.300

 

WSU Lineup: Coxswain: Chloe Brew, Anna Budke, Ellie Guzman, Solara Barrie, Kami Hamilton

Mens Collegiate Novice 4+
9:20 AM

1st

Puget Sound

7:31.770

2nd

Washington State

7:43.460

3rd

Western

7:49.240

4th

Humboldt

8:16.300

5th

Oregon

8:32.850

WSU Lineup: Jake Wetherington, Alex Harris, Matt Dolan, Blake Cheshier, Cox: Duncun Gibson

Mens Collegiate Varsity 4+
9:50 AM

1st

Seattle U

7:21.590

2nd

Humboldt

7:28.360

3rd

Washington State

7:35.530

4th

Western

7:38.430

5th

Cal Maritime

7:42.480

6th

Pacific Lutheran

7:44.920

7th

Chico State

9:11.290

WSU Lineup: Coxswain: Jaime Tom, Jose Zuniga, Zeke Nelson, Nate Endebrock, Alex Welch

Womens Collegiate Varsity 4+
10:10 AM

1st

Oregon State

7:52.800

2nd

Seattle Pacific

8:11.080

3rd

Seattle U

8:16.310

4th

Portland

8:21.190

5th

Washington State

8:52.440

6th

Chico State

9:52.610

7th

Oregon

scratch 

WSU Lineup: Coxswain: Sara Holland, Alexis Winnett, Kelly Corder, Anne Spellman, Harlow Bronstein

 

Pre-Race Covered Bridge Regatta

First time that the crew has been to this race. We have people that will be racing up to four times this Saturday. Condensed schedule with 30 races squeezed into 6 hours. Each race will have a heat for lane assignment and then a final. Weather has been a roller coaster of rain and sunshine with strong gusts of wind down the Oregon course. Thanks to the generous support at this years Cougar Crew banquet, we were able to take a bus to this regatta instead of taking the vans which will be so nice for the drive home late Saturday night after all the racing.

The Varsity 8 race for the men will include both the 1V and 2V racing.

All updates to schedule will be at Regattacentral.com under the “Covered Bridge Regatta”.

 

Lineups:

 1V

Coxswain: Jerimiah Lee

John Michael Najarian

Henry McRae

Devon McCornack

Nathan Budke

Bjorn Elliott

Sam Callan

Trevor Zook

Daniel Moguel

 

 

2V

Coxswain: Jaime Tom

Jose Zuniga

Zeke Nelson

Nate Endebrock

Alex Welch

Jacob Anderson

Conor Widmann

Gunnar Newell

Matthew Toles

 

1N

Coxswain: Emma Lien

Karl Lesterhuis

Ryan Sander

Ben Fleiss

Trevor Mackey

Austin Miller

Derik Myers

Christian Rorie

Michael Essig

 

V4+

Coxswain: Jaime Tom

Jose Zuniga

Zeke Nelson

Nate Endebrock

Alex Welch

 

1N4+

Christian Rorie

Ben Fleiss

Karl Lesterhuis

Caleb Stone

Cox: Jillian Hayden

 

2N4+

Jake Wetherington

Alex Harris

Matt Dolan

Blake Cheshier

Cox: Duncun Gibson

 

 

 

Woman’s Crews

V8+

Coxswain: Sara Holland

Harlow Bronstein

Jennie Connelie

Anne Spellman

Kelsey Zweigle

MaryGlen Wilson

Shaylynn Morgan

Alexis Winnett

Kelly Corder

 

V4+

Sara Holland

Alexis Winnett

Kelly Corder

Anne Spellman

Harlow Bronstein

 

N8+

 

Coxswain: Cora Borgens

Anna Budke

Rae Ritacco

Solara Barrie

Sabrina Amundson

Haley Bakke

Liz Travis

Amber Mein

Haylee Reynolds

 

N4+

Chloe Brew

Anna Budke

Ellie Guzman

Solara Barrie

Coxswain: Kami Hamilton

 

Husky Open Results:

Couldn't have been blessed with a more scenic day in Seattle through the cut. After arriving on Friday, all boats got in a solid practice on the course in our lineups, which was rather nice, since often we don't get the chance to practice the lineup beforehand--constantly changing. The weather was a surprising 64 degrees which was tank and shorts weather for the team after this long winter. 

Today, we arrived to sunrise over a wind-less course and a rare appearance of the peaks surrounding us. The 1V kept Western off of them throughout the race, only taking more seats as they went down the course. Nathan Budke (5 seat of the 1V) said "I'm happy with how we did. We did a lot better job of working together to move the boat today then against OSU. We also kept our heads on straight when Western made a move on us. We kept calm, then pushed ahead of them and they stayed behind us for the rest of the race." The 2V likewise put both crews behind them and really challenged the clock on how close they could be to our 1V's time. Zeke Nelson (7 seat of the 2V) felt that "As a crew, we had a lot more confidence in each other. That was felt in our boat and seen in our results with coming out ahead of UPS and WWU with open water."

Both the 1V and 2V beat all other schools and keeping closer margins to UWs boats. The novice shaved 20+ seconds off their first 2k from last weekend on the snake. Karl Lesterhuis (Stroke in the 1N) said, "I was really proud of how we preformed being that this was our first spring race. We kept our eyes in the boat, listened to our coxswain, and went after it. This was a really good benchmark for future races."

 

The results are as follows:

Results from the Husky Open
V8
1st - UW - 5:43.96
2nd - WSU - 6:07.18
3rd - WWU - 6:10.57

2V8
1st - UW - 5:48.18
2nd - WSU - 6:16.55
3rd - UPS - 6:23.92
4th - WWU - 6:25.18

3V8
1st - UW - 6:00.17
2nd - UBC - 6:12.93
3rd - WSU - 6:29.44
4th - WWU - 6:57.35

V4+
1st - UW - 6:19.28
2nd - SU - 6:47.62
3rd - L&C - 7:00.14
4th - WSU - 7:42.61

For more details go to: https://www.herenow.com/results/#/races/20572/results

Thank you so much to all the parents and alumni who came out to Seattle today. You are what make this all possible. One week until Covered Bridge Regatta in OR.

 

Pre-Race Husky Open:

The schedule and lineups for tomorrow (currently) is as follows:

1st Varsity 8: 9:15am
2nd Varsity 8: 9:30am
1st Novice 8: 9:40am
Novice 4+: 9:50am

This schedule has changed twice. Check “herenow.com” for the latest updates to the schedule.

LINE UPS
1V:
Daniel Moguel
Trevor Zook
Sam Callen
John Micheal
Nathan Budke
Bjorn Elliot
Henry McRae
Devon McCornack
coxswain: Jerimiah Lee

2V:
Matthew Toles
Gunnar Newell
Connor Widmann
Jacob Anderson
Alex Welch
Nate Endenbrock
Zeke Nelson
Jose Zuinga

Coxswain: Jaime Tom

NOVICE 8:
Micheal Essig
Christian Rorie
Derik Myers
Austin Miller
Trevor Mackey
Ben Fleiss
Ryan Sander
Karl Lesterhuis
Emma Lien

NOVICE 4+
coxswain: Duncan Gibson
Blake Cheshier
Matt Dolan
Alex Harris
Jake Wetherington

 

OSU Duel:

We were presently surprised this weekend with a last minute change of events. What was originally supposed to be a double practice weekend, turned into a race day weekend. OSU, SPU and Gonzaga were suposed to race the D1s team, but their course was still frozen over. So they switched the location to host the regatta at Wawawai. OSU raced us after their race with Gonzaga and Seattle Pacific. Was a beautiful overcast morning with flat water and a tailwind down the course. First time in my career that I have seen cars lining the streets from the train tracks to the finish line on the road at Wawawai landing. First race of spring down. Hope to see many cougs in Seattle next weekend!

Results:

OSU 1v 6:01.9

OSU 2v 6:02.4

WSU 1v 6:17.3

OSU 3V 6:19.2

WSU 2v 6:24.4

WSU 3v 6:53.0

Lineups:

From Bow to stern

1v

Daniel Moguel

Trevor Zook

Henry McRae

Bjorn Elliot

Nathan Budke

John Michael Najarian

Sam Callan

Devon McCornack

Cox: Jeremiah Lee

2V

Michael Essig

Jacob Anderson

Trevor Mackey

Gunnar Newell

Connor Widmann

Nate Endebrock

Zeke Nelson

Jose Zuniga

Cox: Emma Lien

 3V

Caleb Stone

Ryan Sanders

Alex Harris

Austin Miller

Derik Myers

Ben Fleiss

Karl Lesterhuis

Christian Rorie

Cox: Jaime Tom

 

WWU/UW Results:

Big weekend of racing for all crews. Congratulations to the novice 8, for beating western in 6.5k course around the island on Lake Whatcom and back. Weather was far from ideal, training on the snake river has prepared them well. For Head of the Lake (Nov. 4th), congratulations to the 3V8+ on the woman's team and earning their first medals of the season. With these two wins, we head back for one final week on the water before going into winter training. Thank you for all the support this fall season. See you for 2K season spring of 2019.

Results:

Men's Varsity Eight

 UW - 14:28​

 Oregon St - 15:29​

 GU - 15:40​

 UCD - 15:59​

 WSU - 16:03​

 U of Puget Sound - 17:32​

 WWU - 17:48​

 WWU - 17:50​

 L&C University - 18:05​

Men's Second Varsity Eight

 UW - 14:46​

 UBC - 16:07​

 Oregon St - 16:08​

 GU - 16:13​

 WSU - 16:35​

Men's Varsity Four +​

 UW - 16:22​

 UW - 16:36​

 UW - 16:49​

 UW - 17:04​

 Oregon St - 17:05​

 UW - 17:34​

 UCD - 7:36​

 Oregon St - 17:40​

 Seattle U - 17:45​

 UBC - 18:05​

 WWU - 18:32​

 Oregon St - 18:40​

 WSU - 18:53​

 UCD - 19:05​

 PLU - 19:11​

 WWU - 19:52​

 UO - 21:02​

 PLU - 22:42​

Woman's Third Varsity Eight​

 WSU - 20:01​

 SPU - 20:15​

 UP - 20:58​

 SPU - 21:49​

 U of Puget Sound - 22: 43

 

 

WWU/UW Duel Pre-Race Update

This week the team is split between two head races. The varsity men will be at University of Washington, while our novice return to Western Washington University for a duel. This novice race hasn’t happened for the past 4 years.

Current Lineups for Men’s Team

(from cox to bow)

Novice

 

1N

Jeremiah Lee

Christian Rorie

Karl Lesterhuis

Ben Fleiss

Trevor Mackey

Austin Miller

Brady Lightner

Blake Cheshier

Michael Essig

 

2N

Emma Lien

Braden Dilly

Draven Shatz

Erik Handeland

Alex Harris

Nick Ozanich

Yuchieh Tseng

Jack Maloy

Caleb Stone

 

Varsity:

 

1V

Jeremiah Lee

Devon McCornack

Samuel Callan

John Michael Najarian

Henry McRae

Bjorn Elliott

Alex Welch

Nathanael Endebrock

Nathan Budke

 

2V

Jamie Tom

Jose Zuniga

Daniel Moguel

Trevor Zook

Evan Peters

Blake Cornia

Connor Widmann

Jacob Anderson

Zeke Nelson

 

V4+

Emma Lien

Gunnar Newell

Karl Lesterhuis

Matthew Toles

Michael Essig

 

The Races at WWU for the novice start at 8:30 am. They will be at Lake View Water Sports Center on Lake Whatcom, Bellingham. The varsity begins racing at UW at 8am. Directions are posted in the Race directions tab.

 

Head of the Snake Results

 This Saturday, we had our second head race of the season against Gonzaga. Weather was clear skies with strong winds for a tailwind heading down the course. Water conditions were far from ideal. The boats raced with staggered starts in two separate heats. The first heat was 5.5k and the second heat was shortened to 3.2k due to worsening conditions. The varsity felt this was not a representation of their best performance and will be building that focus in the week and half training before head of the Lake, in Seattle.

For the Novice, the novice 8 time took a hit by missing some of the buoys and not following the course. This was there first race by 8s and in weather conditions that had this been a practice they would not have gone out in. Coxswain Duncun Gibson said however, “The boat was surprisingly set. We rowed really well, I thought.”

Race Results

Head of the Spokane Results

This weekend was our first head race at Gonzaga’s course on the Spokane river. For the Cougs, head of the Spokane is the first race for the novice. This year the varsity men also had no returning coxswains, so all boats on the Men’s side were fielded by novice coxswains. Below are the lineups for all the Men’s boats.

 

The Woman’s line ups:

Wave 1:

Mixed   8

Sara Holland

Anne Spellman

Kelly Corder

Haley B

Rae

Solara Barrie

Kami Hamilton

Ruby Higginson

Harlow Bronstein

 

2nd Mixed  8

Cora Borgens

MaryGlenn Wilson

Jennie Con

Chloe B

Katrina Abbas

Jenny Cor

Shaylynn Morgan

Amber Mein

Haylee Reynolds

 

Wave 2:

V8:

Sara Holland

Anne Spellman

Kelly Corder

Alexis Winnett

Shaylynn Morgan

MaryGlenn Wilson

Jennie Con

Harlow Bronstein

Kelsey Zweigle

 

N8:

Cora Borgens

Chloe B

Alex Linton

Solara Barrie

Katrina Abbas

Haley Bakke

Rae

Alyssa Bailey

Haylee Reynolds

 The races were staggered starts and the varsity men seem to hold their margins until the finish, where Gonzaga took the lead. The same could be said for the 2V and 3V. Both the 1V and 2V felt as if their coxswains, Tyler Slade (1V) and Jeremiah Lee(2V) did an excellent job given their limited training. Trevor Zook, stroke of the 2V said, “They had great energy which really makes the difference in a crew keeping them motivated and honest through the whole race.” Tyler, coxswain of the 1V thought, “it was great to finally compete on the water. Eagerly looking forward to beating Gonzaga in the next race.”

On the novice side, they raced by 6s, alternating pairs on the coxswains call. New Assistant coach Donovan Labriola, has been training the novice this season claiming this is one of the fastest advancing groups of novice he has seen from his years rowing for the team. As for the race Coach Donovan felt “the first race of the season went fairly well for the novice class. While there’s room for improvement, its good to see them give their best efforts.”

 

On the Woman’s end, they raced two mixed 8s, A varsity 8 and a Novice 8. Harlow Bronstein, Woman’s commodore had this to report: “In our mixed, the novice surorised me by how well they preformed. We had quite a few girls in the boat who haven’t had much experience on the river, but altogether the boat was kept at a comfortable rate and had a pretty good set. I remember my first race at Spokane my freshman year being frantic and seemingly endless, but the girls were really able to keep it together and stay relaxed which marks a good start of the season in my books.” In regards to the Varsity performance, she said “I went into the boat with high expectations. We had an entirely varsity lineup with the exception of Jennie, who is a novice with prior high school experience. The race did not go as smoothly as anticipated. Most of the varsity were rowing in 4s for the majority of last spring. Given the larger number of returning members, 8’s are going to be an exciting challenge this year.”

 

Thank You to the many parents and alumni who came to cheer us on and support us. Thank you again to all those who contributed and organized all the food and refreshments. We face Gonzaga again this coming weekend on our home course. Hope to see you all there to cheer on the cougs at Wawawai Landing @9am this Saturday. Go cougs.

 

The results are listed below. Men’s times listed in rows 1-7. Club women are listed in row 28 and 29.