After another full year of 4:30 AM wakeup calls, grueling workouts, fundraising, team activities and memories to last, the Viking Men’s Crew head now to the Northwest Collegiate Rowing Conference Championships as the finale of the 2010-2011 season.
The team is poised to earn the overall team points title for the first time since 2006, with strong boats in every category. The varsity eight are hungry to make a statement of superiority against rivals Lewis and Clark, Wilamette and University of Puget Sound by winning the featured V8+ race with strong finishes in both the V4+ and JV4+.
The strength of the novice squad this year has been obvious in their previous races, and the N8+ are looking to solidify their place as champions among northwest small colleges. WWU Men’s Crew will also be entering a N4+ to round out the lineups.
Also entering this year will be a LW4+ race, facing Lewis and Clark, UPS and PLU.
All crews have been pouring effort into rowing the whole year, and this is where it all pays off. Good luck to all WWU rowers this Saturday at Lake Stevens!
On April 9th the Viking rowers welcomed Alumni and parents to the Boathouse at Lakewood, Western’s Watersports Facility for Alumni and Parents Day.
WWU’s Varsity 8 raced a 1k against a mixed boat of alumni rowers and current rowers, and then against the WWU JV 8. The weather got better as the event went on, but the rough water wasn’t ideal for parents wanting a taste of the sport. Instead parents and alumni stayed warm by the fire with food and coffee. Despite the less than ideal conditions, parents had a great time touring the boathouse and getting a firsthand view of Lake Whatcom.
On April 9th the Viking rowers will welcome alumni and parents to the Boathouse at Lakewood, Western’s Watersports Facility for Alumni and Parents Day.
Celebrations will start around 11 o’clock with the current Varsity 8 racing a full eight of alumni at 11:30, followed by lunch and then ending the day with a parent/athlete row, when parents can get a taste of rowing with their son.
The event should wrap up sometime around 2 or 3.
We hope to see you there! As always any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
From I-5 take Exit 253 and follow Lakeway due east, as it turns parallel to Lake Whatcom before reaching Lakewood Lodge 6.3 miles from I-5.
Directions and Information about the facility can be found here.