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Cougars First Race Against Gonzaga


By Ryan Mather-Haaland and Tabitha Wheeler

Cougar Crew’s first big race is coming this Saturday, October 10th, as the team heads to Spokane for the annual Head of the Spokane. This is a 5000m headrace run as time trials against both the clock and the crews in front and behind you on the course.

Two weeks ago the novice and varsity from the lightweight women’s and men’s teams created mixed lineups to race the Pend Oreille in Idaho. This coming race will be more traditional as the novice and varsity men and women are in separate lineups. Coach Arthur said of the novice, “We have the ingredients for each novice 8 to put together a solid race. I hope that we can avoid the most common errors that afflict novice crews in their first race.”

We are excited to see the varsity men’s progress as this is their first race under new coach, Alec Hurley. The men won the Fawley cup against Gonzaga last spring and are hoping to continue their success through this year.

Although the Lightweight Women have diminished numbers, they strive for quality over quantity racing their varsity in small boats and one novice eight.

The races will start at 9:15am.

The 2V8+ at the 2014 Head of the Spokane.

Click here to see Lineups!

Click here for directions!

Click here to contact the coaches of Cougar Crew!




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