COUGAR CREW

End of Season Update:

At the end of time trials, we were waiting to hear if there would even be another race this weekend because of the forecast for thunderstorms. However, the weather continued to hold for semis that afternoon and for cloud-breaks of sunshine for the finals on Sunday. The water was nice and smooth for time trials and a little bit of wind chop for semis and finals.

Results:

The woman’s varsity 4 came in 3rd overall earning bronze! The woman’s novice 4 got 5th overall. The Men’s novice 4 came in 4th in their A final. The Men’s second varsity 8 took 5th, missing out on the grand final by two seats. They did manage to still put their best effort in their b final in which they won. The Men’s Varsity 8 took 6th in their semi, proceeding to the b final as well. In their final they managed to secure 4th place.

Last year we were the last place team at ACRA’s now we sit at 13th out of 36. As Coach Brevick would say “Are we getting better? Yeah. Is this where we want to be? No.” We look forward to what next season has to hold as the men work through the summer to get in 1 million meters of biking, erging, swimming, and hiking to stay in shape for the fall season; not to mention the triathlon we do when we get back. Congratulations to our seniors on the men’s team: Alex Ashton and Zach Morgan (4 year oarsman) and coxswain Ridge Peterson (3 year)Thank you to all the parents who came to cheer us on in Gainsville and for all the food you brought for us. We are very fortunate to have such supportive parents and alum. We will see ya again next year for 5k racing in the fall. Go Cougs.

Line-Ups

 

Women’s Varsity 4:

Coxswain-Sara holland

  1. Alyx Powell
  2. Alexis Winnett
  3. Melissa Weatherhogg
  4. Harlow Bronstein

 

 

Women’s Novice 4

Coxswain-Jess Stevens

  1. Anne Spellman
  2. Shaylynn morgan
  3. Morgan smith
  4. Kelly corder

 

 

Men’s Varsity 8

Coxswain- Raquel Guerra Lewis

  1. John Michael Najarian
  2. Samuel Callan
  3. Devon McCornack
  4. Henry McRae
  5. Nate Endebrock
  6. Ezekiel Nelson

2.Bjorn Elliott

  1. Alex Welch

 

 

Men’s 2nd Varsity

Coxswain- Ridge Peterson

  1. Jose Zuniga
  2. Daniel Moguel
  3. Trevor Zook
  4. Kyle North
  5. Zachary Morgan
  6. Conor Wildmann
  7. Jacob Anderson
  8. Alexander Ashton

 

Novice 4

Coxswain-Haylee Reynolds

  1. J. Gabriel Secaira
  2. Nathan Budke
  3. Gunner Newell
  4. Matthew Toles

 

ACRA Pre-Race Update:

The Cougs have arrived here in Gainesville, Georgia for our final race of the season. We arrived on Thursday morning, safely and with our own oars this time. After getting in 4 practice rows over the past two days, we felt we had a feel for the course and had gotten acclimated to the area. This morning all boats raced in time trials, due to the foreboding weather coming in this evening. Water-level is high and conditions are fast. So far, the plan is to hold semi-finals this afternoon as long as the thunderstorms don’t hit us by then.

Results:

The woman’s varsity 4 came in 3rd overall advancing to the A semi-final (7:27.4). The woman’s novice 4 got 2nd, and will advance to the A semi-final (7:49.4). The Men’s novice 4 came in 4th advancing to the A semi-final (6:49.1). The Men’s second varsity 8 came in 7th, advancing to the A final (6:00.4). The Men’s Varsity 8 came in tenth advancing to the AB final (6:45.4). Zeke Nelson, 3 seat in the MV8, said “We are all very happy. No one had us placed in the AB and we are well in it.”

Results and times for the upcoming races are listed on amerciancollegiaterowing.com/live

Go Cougs!

Line-Ups

 

Women’s Varsity 4:

Coxswain-Sara holland

4. Alyx Powell

3. Alexis Winnett

2. Melissa Weatherhogg

1. Harlow Bronstein

Women’s Novice 4

Coxswain-Jess Stevens

4. Anne Spellman

3. Shaylynn morgan

2. Morgan smith

1. Kelly corder

Men’s Varsity 8

Coxswain- Raquel Guerra Lewis

8. John Michael Najarian

7. Samuel Callan

6. Devon McCornack

5. Henry McRae

4. Nate Endebrock

3. Ezekiel Nelson

2.Bjorn Elliott

1. Alex Welch

Men’s 2nd Varsity

Coxswain- Ridge Peterson

8. Jose Zuniga

7. Daniel Moguel

6. Trevor Zook

5. Kyle North

4. Zachary Morgan

3. Conor Wildmann

2. Jacob Anderson

1. Alexander Ashton

Novice 4

Coxswain-Haylee Reynolds

4. J. Gabriel Secaira

3. Nathan Budke

2. Gunner Newell

1. Matthew Toles

 

Post PAC 12s Update:

We had a mix of wind and glass water this weekend in Sacramento. Sunday had a head wind coming down the course that got worse with every race, resulting in slower times. On Saturday, the woman’s 8 and 4 raced in PCRC’s. Their 8 got 2nd with Stanford leading and Oregon in 3rd. Their Novice 4 also got 2nd, with Stanford in 1st.

The Men’s 3V also raced in PCRC’s with a mixed line up of Novice and Varsity. Having only rowed this line up on the Snake river for 20 minutes that Thursday, we had no idea we would get to race it in Sacramento. We took 2nd in our race behind Cal and had a great race.

The Woman’s boats had the opportunity Sunday to have a scrimmage with UC Davis at their home course. Woman's commodore Harlow Bronstein reports,  "We won our V4, but lost in our mixed 8. Apparently, their team had like two girls with 7:06ish and 7:30 2k times and Morgan’s shoe completely detached from the plate after the first draw in the start."

The Novice 8 Final was Sunday morning. The finished 4th behind Cal, UW, and UCLA respectively.

The Men’s 2V raced next with Colorado and UCLA on either side of them. We started walking through Colorado, but 3 seats down on UCLA. They held us at that margin until the 1000, that’s when we started walking back up on them. By the final sprint we had three seconds on them, beating CO and UCLA in the 2V final. Trevor Zook in 6 seat, felt that “going into the race we knew we wanted to show that we were truly the best club team out there. From the start, it was a constant back and forth battle, but we were able to pull away at the end; showing we had what it took to win.”

The Men’s 1V took 2nd in their heat on Saturday behind UCLA and ahead of Colorado and Oregon. In the final on Sunday, they were the 2nd club team behind UCLA.

Thank you to all the parents who provided us with support and food after the races and for the long drive in vans back to Pullman. Gave our drivers the much-needed energy to get us all back safely. We now have only 8 days until boarding a plane for ACRA’s in Georgia. Lots of hard work and seat racing ahead in the final push of spring season. Go Cougs!

 

Line-Ups:

Women’s Open 8:

Coxswain-Desiree Mercado

  1. Alyx Powell
  2. Alexis Winnett
  3. Melissa Weatherhogg
  4. Shaylynn Morgan
  5. Morgan Smith
  6. Kelly Corder
  7. Anne Spellman
  8. Harlow Bronstein

 

 

Women’s Novice 4

Coxswain-Jess Stevens

  1. Amanda Perry
  2. Kelsey Zweigle
  3. Chloe Strupulis
  4. MaryGlen Wilson

 

 

Men’s Varsity 8

Coxswain-Ridge Peterson

  1. John Michael Najarian
  2. Samuel Callan
  3. Devon McCornack
  4. Henry McRae
  5. Nate Endebrock
  6. Ezekiel Nelson

2.Bjorn Elliott

  1. Alex Welch

 

 

Men’s 2nd Varsity

Coxswain-Raquel Guerra Lewis

  1. Jose Zuniga
  2. Daniel Moguel
  3. Trevor Zook
  4. Kyle North
  5. Zachary Morgan
  6. Conor Wildmann
  7. Jacob Anderson
  8. Alexander Ashton

 

Men’s 3rd Varsity

Coxswain- Raquel Guerra Lewis

  1. J. Gaberial Secaira
  2. Kyle North
  3. Conor Wildmann
  4. Bradley Lee
  5. Blake Cornia
  6. Jonathan George
  7. Jacob Anderson
  8. Matthew Toles

 

Novice 8

Coxswain-Haylee Reynolds

  1. J. Gabriel Secaira
  2. Nathan Budke
  3. Gunner Newell
  4. Joey Schweitzer
  5. Kevin Evans
  6. Jonathan George
  7. David Cruz
  8. Matthew Toles

 

 

Pac 12 Pre-Race Update:

     

 

     Two weeks of practice later, we have returned to Sacramento. This Saturday, May 12, the Cougs will be racing to reclaim the Paul Enquist Club team Trophy here at Pac 12s. This weekend we have the opportunity to race against not just the Pac 12, but several other club teams that we did not face at WIRA.

       We arrived at the course on Friday to strong crosswinds on Lake Natoma. This is nothing compared to what we have seen on the Snake. All crews managed to get a good lap of the course to get a feel for the weekend’s races. As coxswains are weighing in, the 1V and 3V are getting ready for their races this afternoon. Go Cougs!

Line ups:

Women’s Open 8:

Coxswain-Desiree Mercado

  1. Alyx Powell
  2. Alexis Winnett
  3. Melissa Weatherhogg
  4. Shaylynn Morgan
  5. Morgan Smith
  6. Kelly Corder
  7. Anne Spellman
  8. Harlow Bronstein

 

 

Women’s Novice 4

Coxswain-Jess Stevens

  1. Amanda Perry
  2. Kelsey Zweigle
  3. Chloe Strupulis
  4. MaryGlen Wilson

 

 

Men’s Varsity 8

Coxswain-Ridge Peterson

  1. John Michael Najarian
  2. Samuel Callan
  3. Devon McCornack
  4. Henry McRae
  5. Nate Endebrock
  6. Ezekiel Nelson

2.Bjorn Elliott

  1. Alex Welch

 

 

Men’s 2nd Varsity

Coxswain-Raquel Guerra Lewis

  1. Jose Zuniga
  2. Daniel Moguel
  3. Trevor Zook
  4. Kyle North
  5. Zachary Morgan
  6. Conor Wildmann
  7. Jacob Anderson
  8. Alexander Ashton

Men’s 3rd Varsity

Coxswain- Raquel Guerra Lewis

  1. J. Gaberial Secaira
  2. Kyle North
  3. Conor Wildmann
  4. Bradley Lee
  5. Blake Cornia
  6. Jonathan George
  7. Jacob Anderson
  8. Matthew Toles

 

Novice 8

Coxswain-Haylee Reynolds

  1. J. Gabriel Secaira
  2. Nathan Budke
  3. Gunner Newell
  4. Joey Schweitzer
  5. Kevin Evans
  6. Jonathan George
  7. David Cruz
  8. Matthew Toles

WIRA Recap:

Last weekend we finished up WIRAs in Sacramento. Our boats are coming in with improved times and looking faster with each regatta. The Varsity men’s 8 took 9th overall. Devon McCornack in 6 seat thought, “we are just beginning to piece everything together and am excited for when we can put all those pieces together. Faster than we have ever gone in my time here, but I can still tell we have large room for improvement. I am excited to see us reach this next level.”

The Men’s novice 8 made it into the B final, where they took 4th.

The Varsity Men’s Four made it into the grand final, where they got 6th

Women’s novice 8 made it into the B final, also getting 6th.

Women’s Varsity 4 took 3rd in the B final. 

The women’s novice 4 advanced to the C final, in which they took 1st.

The Men’s Novice 4 advanced into the semi-final, pulling a 7:59.34 earning them 10th.

The Men’s Lwt 4+ got 1st in the grand final. Taking home the trophy again and bring some gold medals and tanks home. Nate Endebrock in 2 seat said, “The first 500 we kept our head in our own boat. The next thousand we started putting in the work and setting ourselves up together. We then saw that we were pulling ahead and wanted to see how big we could make that margin. I am proud of the work we accomplished and still kept pushing ourselves through the race.”

It was a quick turn around and a long 15 hour ride on the bus back to Pullman. All of the crew is finishing up finals and preparing for another three weeks of training with PAC 12s and ACRAs this month. Go Cougs!

 

 

WIRA Heats Results

WIRAs kicked off on Saturday, and WSU, fielding seven boats between the Men’s and Women’s teams, competed throughout the day with several boats moving on and earning spots on Saturday night and Sunday morning’s finals.

 

The Men’s Varsity 8+ was the first of our boats to race today, up against University of San Diego, Cal Lightweights, San Diego State, and the University of California San Diego. The 1V8+ crew took 3rd, advancing to the B Final.

 

Coxswain Ridge Peterson said, “I felt like the boat was putting forth their maximum effort today. Looking forward to how we do tomorrow.”

 

Next, our Men’s Novice 8+ finished 5th, advancing to the B final. The Men’s Varsity 4+ took second place in their heat behind University of California, Santa Barbara. This advanced them to the Grand finals Sunday morning.

 

Women’s Novice 8+ got 5th in their heat advancing to the B final as well. Women’s Varsity 4+ took 4th, behind Western, UCSD and UCSB respectively.

 

3-seat of the 4+ Alexis Winnett said “The four felt strong and set, but also fairly frantic. We plan to fix that in the final.

 

The Men’s Novice 4 got 1st in their race advancing to the grand final tomorrow morning. Daniel Moguel in 3 seat described the lightweights’ first bout as “a well earned race, with hard work ahead tomorrow.”

 

WSU’s finals will continue through Saturday night and Sunday morning. Cougar Crew hopes to leave their mark on WIRAs this year, and continue to find speed as the team pushes themselves to new heights.

 

 

Line-ups:

1N8

1N4

MV8

MVlwt4

MV4

WN8

WN4

WV4

crew

Resolute

Zen Master

Floyd

Meat Wagon

Zen Master

Caesar

Huhta

Curtis

boat

7:06.63

8:12.23

6:11.31

7:37.7

7:22.34

8:05.68

9:14.42

8:35.62

time

Haylee

Reynolds

Haylee

Reynolds

Ridge Peterson

Raquel Guerra-Lewis

Ridge

Peterson

Desiree Mercado

Jess

Steavens

Sara Holland

cox

Kevin

Evans

Gabe

John Michael Najarian

Jose Zuniga

Trevor

Zook

Amanda Perry

Kelly Corder

Alyx Powell

8 or 4

Nathan

Budke

Nathan

Budke

Samual Callan

Daniel Moguel

Kyle

North

Kelly Corder

Anne

Spellman

Alexis Winnett

7 or 3

Blake

Cornia

Gunner Newell

Devon McCornack

Nathanael Endebrock

Conor

Widmann

Anne Spellman

Shaylynn Morgan

Melissa Wetherhogg

6 or 2

Matthew

toles

Joey

Schweitzer

Henry McRae

Jacob

Anderson

Alex

Ashton

ShaylynnMorgan

Morgan Smith

Harlow Bronstein

5 or Bow

 

Jonathan

George

 

Zachary Morgan

 

 

Chloe Strupulis

 

 

4

 

Bradley

Lee

 

Alex Welch

 

 

MaryGlenWilson

 

 

3

 

David

Cruz

 

Bjorn Elliott

 

 

Morgan Smith

 

 

2

 

Owen

Canterbury

 

Ezekiel Nelson

 

 

Kelsey Zweigle

 

 

1

 

                               

 

 

 

 

 

Fawley Cup Results

Today the men’s varsity and novice teams raced longtime rival Gonzaga University in the annual Fawley Cup on the Snake. The Cup marked WSU’s first competition with GU since February’s erg duel. With the sun shining, the water calm, and the river at its most beautiful, both teams were ready to give it their all on the water.

The first boat to race was the Men’s 1V8+. Starting off energetically, the varsity crew was neck and neck with Gonzaga in the first half of the race. However, the Bulldogs pulled away toward the end of the event and defeated the Cougs by three seconds.

“I was really split coming off the water,” Stroke seat John Michael Najarian said. “We were fighting so hard through the 1500 (meter mark) but we lost it in the last 500. However this was the row our boat had been looking for. We really clicked and everyone was racing their hearts out for each person in the boat.”

The Second Varsity 8+ also unfortunately fell short of the Zags, finishing five seconds after Gonzaga’s 2V8+ after a hard-fought battle. Finally, the 3V8+ and 1N8+ raced, and while the younger oarsman gained valuable racing experience for the coming championship season, they were unable to secure victory against Gonzaga.

Although the Cougars were not able to bring the Fawley Cup home this weekend, the rowers are determined to keep making strides forward as the season progresses. The next competition for WSU will be the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships, next weekend, in Sacramento, California. Go Cougs!

 

Lineups for Fawley Cup

 

Men’s First Varsity 8+ (2nd Place, 6:08.7)

C- Ridge Peterson

S- John Michael Najarian

7- Sam Callan

6- Devon McCornack

5- Henry McRae

4- Zach Morgan

3- Alex Welch

2- Bjorn Elliott

B- Ezekiel Nelson

 

Men’s Second Varsity 8+ (2nd Place, 6:19.4)

C- Raquel Guerra-Lewis

S- Trevor Zook

7- Daniel Moguel

6- Nate Endebrock

5- Kyle North

4- Jose Zuniga

3- Alexander Ashton

2- Conor Widmann

B- Jacob Anderson

 

Men’s Third Varsity 8+ (2nd Place, 7:06.0)

C- Haylee Reynolds

S- Gunnar Newell

7- Joey Schweitzer

6- Blake Cornia

5- Evan Peters

4- Bradley Lee

3- Owen Canterbury

2- Jonathan George

B- Matthew Toles

 

Men’s First Novice 8+ (2nd Place, 7:10.6)

C- Reign Hoban

S- Juan Gabriel Secaira

7- Nathan Budke

6- Gunnar Newell

5- Kevin Evans

4- Evan Peters

3- Owen Canterbury

2- David Cruz

B- Joey Schweitzer

 

 

Cougs Prepare to Race at Fawley

Fawley Cup Preview

This Friday, April 20th, the Cougars will be facing off against Gonzaga in the Annual Fawley Cup, a long-held rivalry for Cougar Crew. The race will mark the first time the Cougs have faced Gonzaga on the water since the fall season, and the first competition against the Zags since February’s erg duel. WSU is eager to prove their dominance on the Snake.

Racing is scheduled to start at 5:30 pm with the Men’s 1V8+ kicking off the competition. Races will continue with the 2V8+, 3V8+, and 1N8+ competing in quick succession.

With our last opportunity of the season to face rival Gonzaga, the Cougar athletes are excited and looking to prove themselves and bring home the Fawley Cup once again!

The Fawley Cup marks our only home race of the spring, and the last chance to see the Cougars battle at the Snake until next fall. Come out and support us in one of our fiercest rivalry battles Friday afternoon! Go Cougs!

 

Lineups for Fawley Cup

 

Men’s First Varsity 8+ (2nd Place, 6:08.7)

C- Ridge Peterson

S- John Michael Najarian

7- Sam Callan

6- Devon McCornack

5- Henry McRae

4- Zach Morgan

3- Alex Welch

2- Bjorn Elliott

B- Ezekiel Nelson

 

Men’s Second Varsity 8+ (2nd Place, 6:19.4)

C- Raquel Guerra-Lewis

S- Trevor Zook

7- Daniel Moguel

6- Nate Endebrock

5- Kyle North

4- Jose Zuniga

3- Alexander Ashton

2- Conor Widmann

B- Jacob Anderson

 

Men’s Third Varsity 8+ (2nd Place, 7:06.0)

C- Haylee Reynolds

S- Gunnar Newell

7- Joey Schweitzer

6- Blake Cornia

5- Evan Peters

4- Bradley Lee

3- Owen Canterbury

2- Jonathan George

B- Matthew Toles

 

Men’s First Novice 8+ (2nd Place, 7:10.6)

C- Reign Hoban

S- Juan Gabriel Secaira

7- Nathan Budke

6- Gunnar Newell

5- Kevin Evans

4- Evan Peters

3- Owen Canterbury

2- David Cruz

B- Joey Schweitzer

 

 

 

Cougar Men and Women Kick Off Spring Racing in Seattle

         On Saturday, March 31st, the Cougars competed in the Husky Open regatta. Travelling to Seattle, our rowers raced in the Montlake Cut and battled against several other collegiate teams, among them the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University and Gonzaga. For Cougar Crew, this race was the first spring season competition of the year.

The first Cougar Crew boat to race was the Men’s 1V8+. The crew faced off against boats from SPU and UW in their heat at the beginning of the morning. Determined to prove themselves and make a mark with their first race on the water since November, the V8+ defeated SPU but finished behind Washington to earn 2nd place in their event. Looking forward, the V8+’s next goal is to continue shaving seconds off their time and finding more boat speed.

“We were happy with the effort we put forth,” 4-seat Zachary Morgan said, “but we’re always looking to improve going forward.”

The next boat to race for the Cougs was the Men’s 2V8+. The second varsity faced off against Gonzaga and Washington and fought hard for a 2nd place finish behind UW but three seconds ahead of GU.

The Men’s first and second Novice 8+’s raced together in the 3V8+ category along with two boats from UW. The 1N8+ ended in third behind the Huskies and the 2N8+ finished just behind them. The first year rowers, now having completed their first spring 2k race of their rowing careers, hope to continue learning and aggressively competing as the season progresses.

On the women’s side, the first boat to race was the 2V8+. The boat was pitted against University of Puget Sound, Western Washington, University of Portland, Seattle Pacific, and Seattle University. The women finished third in their heat, and the crew of mostly novice rowers set a benchmark for themselves after racing their first 2k together.

The last WSU boat to race was the Women’s 1V4+. In a heat against UP and SU, the four varsity women earned a second-place finish and a third place overall in their category, finishing close behind leader University of Portland.

“For a season opener I thought the results were encouraging given our limited water time since November,” Women’s Coach Hugo Moon said. “It was a great opportunity for the novices in particular to get some fun racing under their belts and both crews had a good tussle with another crew.”

With the first spring race under their belts, the Cougs have new goals set and standards to beat as WSU works to become faster and faster as championship season approaches. The next race the Cougars will race in is the annual Fawley Cup against Gonzaga on April 21st on the Snake. We would like to extend thanks to all the fans and families who came and supported us this weekend in Seattle! Go Cougs!

 

Results for Husky Open

Men’s 1st Varsity 8+ (2nd Place, 6:28.0)

C- Ridge Peterson

S- John Michael Najarian

7- Samuel Callan

6- Devon McCornack

5- Henry McRae

4- Zachary Morgan

3- Sean Cornia

2- Bjorn Elliott

B- Ezekiel Nelson

 

Men’s 2nd Varsity 8+ (2nd Place, 6:33.6)

C-Raquel Guerra Lewis

S- Trevor Zook

7- Alex Welch

6- Conor Widmann

5- Kyle North

4- Jose Zuniga

3- Daniel Moguel

2- Jacob Anderson

B- Alexander Ashton

 

Women’s Varsity 4+ (2nd Place, 8:21.2)

C- Jessica Stevens

S- Alyx Powell

3- Alexis Winnett

2- Melissa Weatherhogg

B- Harlow Bronstein

 

Women’s 2nd Varsity 8+ (6th Place, 7:55.5)

C- Sara Holland

S- Amanda Perry

7- Kelly Corder

6- Morgan Smith

5- Shaylynn Morgan

4- Chloe Strupulis

3- Rebecca Stern

2- Anne Spellman

B- Kelsey Zweigle

 

Men’s 1st Novice 8+ (3rd Place, 7:15.1)

C- Haylee Reynolds

S- Gunnar Newell

7- Nathan Budke

6- Blake Cornia

5- Ryan Brady

4- Juan Gabriel Secaira

3- Owen Canterbury

2- Kevin Evans

B- Joey Schweitzer

 

Men’s 2nd Novice 8+ (4th Place, 7:45.9)

C- Reign Hoban

S- Matthew Toles

7- David Cruz

6- Tanner Raymond

5-Evan Peters

4- Bradley Lee

3- Harrison Mickle

2- Killian Koestner

B- Drew Setlur

 

Cougs Prepare to Race at Husky Open

This Saturday, March 31st, the Cougars will race at the annual Husky Open regatta in Seattle. The event, hosted by the University of Washington, sees a host of different collegiate programs compete, including Gonzaga, Western Washington, Seattle University, and University of Portland, among others. This race will be WSU’s first intercollegiate competition since the fall, and the Cougs are ready to show off all the speed and progress they have built up after training throughout the past five months.

WSU will race a Men’s 1V8+ 2V8+, 1N8+ and 2N8+, and a Women’s 1V4+, and 2V8+. Racing for Cougar Crew will kick off at 10:20 AM starting with the Men’s V8+ and the collegiate events will run until 11.

The Cougars will have the privilege of racing in the Montlake Cut this weekend. There are many spectating options, including north and south shores of the Cut, and from the Montlake Bridge as they row down the race course.

Directions for the regatta can be found at http://pac-12.com/mens-rowing/event/2018/03/31/husky-open, and a continously updated schedule of events with times can be found at https://www.herenow.com/results/#/races/20413/heats.

Cougar Crew is excited to kick off the Spring racing season and all the athletes are eager and ready to compete. We are very grateful for all the support and encouragement we have received from parents, fans, and boosters as we get ready to have a successful and exciting season. Hope to see you all in Seattle!

 

Lineups for Husky Open

Men’s 1st Varsity 8+ (Racing at 10:20 AM)

C- Ridge Peterson

S- John Michael Najarian

7- Samuel Callan

6- Devon McCornack

5- Henry McRae

4- Zachary Morgan

3- Sean Cornia

2- Bjorn Elliott

B- Ezekiel Nelson

 

Men’s 2nd Varsity 8+ (Racing at 10:32 AM)

C-Raquel Guerra Lewis

S- Trevor Zook

7- Alex Welch

6- Conor Widmann

5- Kyle North

4- Jose Zuniga

3- Daniel Moguel

2- Jacob Anderson

B- Alexander Ashton

 

Women’s Varsity 4+ (Races at 10:56 AM)

C- Jessica Stevens

S- Alyx Powell

3- Alexis Winnett

2- Melissa Weatherhogg

B- Harlow Bronstein

 

Women’s 2nd Varsity 8+ (Races at 10:40 AM)

C- Sara Holland

S- Amanda Perry

7- Kelly Corder

6- Morgan Smith

5- Shaylynn Morgan

4- Chloe Strupulis

3- Rebecca Stern

2- Anne Spellman

B- Kelsey Zweigle

 

Men’s 1st Novice 8+ (Races at 10:44 AM)

C- Haylee Reynolds

S- Gunnar Newell

7- Nathan Budke

6- Blake Cornia

5- Ryan Brady

4- Juan Gabriel Secaira

3- Owen Canterbury

2- Kevin Evans

B- Joey Schweitzer

 

Men’s 2nd Novice 8+ (Races at 10:44 AM)

C- Reign Hoban

S- Matthew Toles

7- Bradley Lee

6- Tanner Raymond

5-Evan Peters

4- Killian Koestner

3- Harrison Mickle

2- David Cruz

B- Jonathan George



 

Cougars Make St

rides at Gonzaga

 

On Saturday, the WSU men travelled to Gonzaga University to race the Bulldogs in the annual Erg Dual.  This race marked the first competition of the spring season for our athletes after a winter filled with training and preparation.

Competing in their first 2k race of the year, the Cougars were determined to prove themselves. The Cougs were led by WSU Senior Sean Cornia. Cornia pulled a personal best and the fastest time in the 2k event. He was followed by Junior Commodore Devon McCornack who also pulled a PB and finished second overall. Other top finishers for WSU in the 2k race were Sophomore John Michael Najarian and Junior Sam Callan. Finishing the race strong, all but two returning Cougar oarsmen managed to set personal best scores for themselves on the 2k.

Following the 2k races, and the requisite 500 meter sprint race between the coxswains, the Cougars prepared to race a second time, this time facing off in a 1500m piece. Every rower was seeded into a final based on their placing in the 2k, with the fastest rowers racing in the grand finals. Both earning a spot in the grands, McCornack and Cornia again raced Gonzaga’s fastest oarsmen.

“When the second race started I went with the same plan as I had on my 2k, to hold my goal and push the last 300,” Cornia said of the 1500. “I realized early on this wouldn’t be enough to do well on the rankings and so I kinda threw away my race plan and went as hard as I could.” It netted Sean 3rd in the final, with Devon two places back in 5th. All in all the WSU set many personal bests, competed well,  and set a strong tone for the coming racing season. 

The next competition for the Cougar Crew will be Class Day Racing on March 17th.

 

Head of the Lake Results

On Sunday, WSU rowers arrived at the annual Head of the Lake in Seattle. With rain, high winds, and cold temperatures forecasted, it was bound to be a rough day on the water, but the Cougs were determined to stick it out.

First to race was the Men’s Varsity 8+. Battling both a fierce field of rivals and the cold weather in Lake Washington, the men competed hard in the early hours of the morning. In the end, the hard work and aggressiveness displayed on the race course payed off. Finishing in 5th place overall, WSU defeated club rivals University of Oregon and Western.

“I think the highlight of the race was the fact that whole time I felt, even in our worst strokes, we were pulling 100%,” Bow seat rower Jose Zuniga said.

Next scheduled to race was the Men’s V4+. Unfortunately, during the two hours between the races, the weather deteriorated, as the winds increased and the rain continued to pour down. Determined to race, the V4+ launched nonetheless.

However, ultimately the regatta was cancelled due to the weather deteriorating throughout the day. The Men’s V4+ returned to the dock as the winds began to pick up across Lake Washington. The Women’s V8+ also was not able to race before the regatta was cancelled.

Despite the disappointing outcome today for many of the events, it was nonetheless exciting to take part in such a large and famous regatta to finish off our fall season. Now it is time for the Cougs to focus on the upcoming winter training, where we will push our fitness and intensity to the next level to prepare for the spring racing season.

It took a special level of commitment for all the parents and fans to stick it out even as we endured the worst of Seattle weather this weekend. It was wonderful having all the support and encouragement we received. We will see you all in the spring!

 

Lineups:

Men’s Varsity 8+ (5th Place, 17:29.898)

C-Raquel Guerra-Lewis

S-Devon McCornack

7- Sam Callan

6- Nate Endebrock

5- Sean Cornia

4- John Michael Najarian

3- Ezekiel Nelson

2- Bjorn Elliott

B- Jose Zuniga

 

Men’s Varsity 4+ (Race Cancelled Due to Weather)

C- Ridge Peterson

S- Zachary Morgan

3- Henry McRae

2- Gabriel Secaria

B- Alex Welch

 

Women’s Varsity 8+ (Race Cancelled Due to Weather)

C- Hannah Wilson

S- Lanee Hagen

7- Eilidh Brown

6- Melissa Weatherhogg

5- Kiera Magrane

4- Morgan Smith

3- Kelly Corder

2- Alyx Powell

B- Harlow Bronstein

 

 

 

Head of the Snake Update- Race

Cancelled

 

Unfortunately, due to forecast weather conditions for Friday afternoon, the annual Head of the Snake regatta at the WSU boathouse has been cancelled. The coaching staff felt that due to the high winds predicted during the scheduled race time, calling off the race was the best decision in the interest of athlete safety. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. The Cougs' next race will be on November 5th, at the Head of the Lake regatta in Seattle.

 

Head of the Spokane Results

Today, the Cougs raced at the Head of the Spokane Regatta on the Spokane River, facing off against Gonzaga University. WSU entered in total eleven lineups, racing a combination of coxed eights and coxed fours in both men and women’s events. Many athletes raced in multiple events, competing in an exhausting battle of endurance and fitness.

First up, starting off in the chilly hours of the morning was the Men’s Varsity Eight, the Men’s Second Varsity Eight, and the Novice ‘A’ and ‘B’ eights. The 1V8+ finished in third place with respect to time, behind Gonzaga’s first and second varsity boats. Shortly behind was the 2V8+, taking fourth overall fastest time. The Novice boats finished seventh and eighth in the category, falling just short of their Gonzaga counterparts.

Next to race were the women’s 8+ events. The 1V8+ took sixth in the category, defeating both the Gonzaga novice 1V8+ and 2V8+ and crossing the line in under twenty minutes, while the 1N8+ women fell just short of the Gonzaga 2nd Novice.

“This was the first race at Spokane for many of the girls in my boat and for others the first race as a varsity rower,” 1V8+ bow seat Harlow Bronstein said. “I was surprised and actually really proud by how well we rowed, especially because we managed to stay set up pretty well.”  

Following this heat, the women raced again, launching the Varsity 4+, and the Second Novice 8+. Unfortunately, the 1V4+ failed to start, but the 2N8+ raced hard and crossed the line in 9th place in their heat.

Lastly, the final heat, consisting of the Men’s 4+ events and the Third Novice 8+, launched at 10:30. The 1V4+ battled hard against Gonzaga’s top 4+, racing head to head until the very end, but coming up just three seconds behind the GU boat, taking a respectable 2nd Place in the heat. The 2V4+, racing with fire in their eyes and determination to prove themselves, took fifth place in the heat.

“Everything came together,” bow seat Alexander Ashton said. “We had a race plan, and we executed.”

Last but not least, the Men’s 3N8+ raced later in the same heat as the fours, crossing the line in eighth place in the flight.

The Cougs came away from racing today with lessons learned and renewed drive and focus. With the first fall regatta behind us, the team will continue to train and prepare for the upcoming Head of the Snake at our home race course, where we will once again face Gonzaga University.

Once again, special thanks to the parents and boosters who provided our athletes with outstanding support!

 

Lineups and Results:

Men’s Varsity 8+

16:37.00, 3rd Place overall

C-Ridge Peterson

S- Sean Cornia

7- Devon McCornack

6- Ezekiel Nelson

5- John Michael Najarian

4- Sam Callan

3- Trevor Zook

2- Henry McRae

B- Jacob Anderson

 

Men’s 2nd Varsity 8+

16:54.00, 4th Place (in heat)

C- Raquel Guerra-Lewis

S- Nate Endebrock

7- Alex Welch

6- Zach Morgan

5- Daniel Moguel

4- Bjorn Elliott

3- Kyle North

2- Juan Gabriel Secaria

B- Matthew Toles

 

Men’s Varsity 4+

17:44.00, 2nd Place (in heat)

C- Raquel Guerra-Lewis

S- Nate Endebrock

3- Sean Cornia

2- Devon McCornack

B- Sam Callan

 

Men’s 2nd Varsity 4+

18:29.00, 5th Place (in heat)

C- Ridge Peterson

S- Jose Zuniga

3- Ezekiel Nelson

2- Ramiro Gonzalez

B- Alexander Ashton

 

Men’s Novice 8+

20:45.00, 7th Place (in heat)

C- Mataya Siemon

S- Gunnar Newell

7- Tristan Barnett

6- Blake Cornia

5- Nathan Budke

4- Jonathan George

3- Anthony Garcia

2- Harrison Mickle

B- Drew Setlur

 

Men’s Second Novice 8+

21:01.00, 8th Place (in heat)

C- Reign Hoban

S- Killian Koestner

7- Zack Stelzner

6- Bradley Lee

5- Joey Schweitzer

4- Kevin Evans

3- Magnus Yoshimura

2- David Cruz

B- Owen Canterbury

 

Men’s Third Novice 8+

21:35.00, 8th Place (in heat)

C- Mataya Siemion

S- Gunnar Newell

7- Nathan Budke

6- Jonathan George

5- Samuel Wagner

4- Killian Koestner

3- Owen Canterbury

2- Jacob Swenson

B- Drew Setlur

 

Women’s Varsity 8+

19:41.00, 6th Place (in heat)

C- Grace Montgomery

S- Lanee Hagen

7- Kelly Corder

6- Melissa Weatherhogg

5- Kiera Magrane

4- Alyx Powell

3- Kyla Dolan

2- Becca Stern

B- Harlow Bronstein

 

Women’s Varsity 4+

DNS

C-Hannah Wilson

S- Lanee Hagen

3- Kiera Magrane

2- Melissa Weatherhogg

B- Harlow Bronstein

 

Women’s Novice 8+

21:08.00, 11th Place (in heat)

C- Hannah Wilson

S- Mary Glen Wilson

7- Eilidh Brown

6- Morgan Smith

5- Shaylynn Morgan

4- Anne Spellman

3- Haley Ferguson

2- Jess Stevens

B- Kelsey Zweigle

 

Women’s Second Novice 8+

22:27.00, 9th Place (in heat)

C- Sara Holland

S- Mary Glen Wilson

7- Kelly Corder

6- Morgan Smith

5- Delaney Mathews

4- Kelsey Zweigle

3- Eilidh Brown

2- Jess Stevens

B- Desiree Mercado

 

Head of the Spokane Preview

On Saturday, Cougar Crew will race in the annual Head of the Spokane regatta, our first headrace of the fall season. Rowing down the Spokane River, the Cougs will face off against local rival Gonzaga for the first time since the Fawley Cup last spring. This weekend, WSU will enter in total eleven lineups--- four from the varsity men, three from the novice men, two varsity women’s boats, and two novice women lineups. Racing will kick off at 9:00 AM, and the boats will launch from the Gonzaga Shellhouse.

 

Lineups:

Men’s Varsity 8+

Races at 9:00 AM

C-Ridge Peterson

S- Sean Cornia

7- Devon McCornack

6- Ezekiel Nelson

5- John Michael Najarian

4- Sam Callan

3- Trevor Zook

2- Henry McRae

B- Jacob Anderson

 

Men’s 2nd Varsity 8+

Races at 9:00 AM

C- Raquel Guerra-Lewis

S- Nate Endebrock

7- Alex Welch

6- Zach Morgan

5- Daniel Moguel

4- Bjorn Elliott

3- Kyle North

2- Juan Gabriel Secaria

B- Matthew Toles

 

Men’s Varsity 4+

Races at 10:30 AM

C- Raquel Guerra-Lewis

S- Nate Endebrock

3- Sean Cornia

2- Devon McCornack

B- Sam Callan

 

Men’s 2nd Varsity 4+

Races at 10:30

C- Ridge Peterson

S- Jose Zuniga

3- Ezekiel Nelson

2- Ramiro Gonzalez

B- Alexander Ashton

 

Men’s Novice 8+

Races at 9:00 AM

C- Mataya Siemon

S- Gunnar Newell

7- Tristan Barnett

6- Blake Cornia

5- Nathan Budke

4- Jonathan George

3- Anthony Garcia

2- Harrison Mickle

B- Drew Setlur

 

Men’s Second Novice 8+

Races at 9:00 AM

C- Reign Hoban

S- Killian Koestner

7- Zack Stelzner

6- Bradley Lee

5- Joey Schweitzer

4- Kevin Evans

3- Magnus Yoshimura

2- David Cruz

B- Owen Canterbury

 

Men’s Third Novice 8+

Races at 10:30 AM

C- Mataya Siemion

S- Gunnar Newell

7- Nathan Budke

6- Jonathan George

5- Samuel Wagner

4- Killian Koestner

3- Owen Canterbury

2- Jacob Swenson

B- Drew Setlur

 

Women’s Varsity 8+

Races at 9:15

C- Grace Montgomery

S- Lanee Hagen

7- Kelly Corder

6- Melissa Weatherhogg

5- Kiera Magrane

4- Alyx Powell

3- Kyla Dolan

2- Becca Stern

B- Harlow Bronstein

 

Women’s Varsity 4+

Races at 10:15

C-Hannah Wilson

S- Lanee Hagen

3- Kiera Magrane

2- Melissa Weatherhogg

B- Harlow Bronstein

 

Women’s Novice 8+

Races at 9:15

C- Hannah Wilson

S- Mary Glen Wilson

7- Eilidh Brown

6- Morgan Smith

5- Shaylynn Morgan

4- Anne Spellman

3- Haley Ferguson

2- Jess Stevens

B- Kelsey Zweigle

 

Women’s Second Novice 8+

Races at 10:15

C- Sara Holland

S- Mary Glen Wilson

7- Kelly Corder

6- Morgan Smith

5- Delaney Mathews

4- Kelsey Zweigle

3- Eilidh Brown

2- Jess Stevens

B- Desiree Mercado