What is Cougar Crew?

Men's and Women's club crew is a sport of strength, courage, teamwork, and above all, determination. It requires both synchronization and coordination that can be mastered only through challenging practice. The payoff: peak physical condition, athletic accomplishments, and lifelong friendships.

Cougar Crew has been a major sport club on campus for more than 40 years. Today, we are the only Varsity Sport Club at WSU. Despite being a club sport, we compete at a high level, racing against other rowing teams from across the country. 

Crew is a sport unlike any other. It is an experience that will leave a lasting impression on you for the rest of your life. We like to say, "If you can do crew, you can do anything."

Team Structure

The team is athlete run by an Officer Corps elected by the rowers. 40+ students hire the coaches, decide where we race, and help to raise funds for the team. As a result, the paid coaches are left to focus on coaching.


Cougar Crew competes at a variety of rowing competitions (called regattas) during both the fall and spring. The team is constantly medaling at many of the events we attend. We compete against the other schools in the PAC-12 as well as universities from all over the west coast. The team and coaches provide the elements necessary to produce winning boats; all that is needed from you is your hard work and dedication.