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Want to Join Cougar Crew?

Do you have what it takes to compete in a sport of strength, speed, fitness, and sheer willpower? Do you want to be part of the only Varsity Sport Club on campus? Cougar Crew may be the team for you. We are currently recruiting rowers and coxswains for the coming Spring semester. The sooner you join, the sooner you can start training with us. No rowing experience is required, and many of our athletes had never rowed before coming to WSU. Mental toughness, a drive to win, and the willingness to learn and work hard are what we expect for new athletes. Contact Head Coach Peter Brevick at pbrevick@wsu.edu, or Recruitment Coordinator Sam Callan at Samuel.callan17@gmail.com if you are interested.

The Training

We generally practice 6 days a week, Monday-Saturday. These practices include rowing on the water, using rowing machines (ergs), and strength/conditioning. Practices on weekdays start at 3:15 in the afternoon. The coaches are flexible on practice attendance if you have conflicts in your schedule. Everyone who makes the effort will make the team. 


Perhaps the most common question among recruits is about time. Crew is a large commitment, but it doesn't mean that rowers cannot excel in the classroom and in other extracurricular activities. There are rowers involved in ROTC, Nuthouse Improv Comedy, Intramural Sports, and other clubs. Cougar Crew prides itself on committing to a rigorous year-long training regiment while still shining in the classroom.

Learning to Row

Rowing experience is not necessary and few members of the team had ever rowed before joining. New rowers will be placed on the Novice Team, where they will practice and race with other first-year rowers. Joining now will give you the most time possible to learn to row before spring racing picks up.


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