Seattle, Wash. – The Oregon State men’s rowing team battled the No. 1 Washington Huskies in the Opening Day Regatta in Seattle, Wash. on Saturday morning.
Saturday morning in Seattle brought chilled temperatures and bouts of rainfall, conditions that the crews were forced to handle. Oregon State raced five boats on Opening Day: the Junior Varsity 8, Varsity 4 A and B, and two Freshman 8 crews.
First to hit the water were the novice boats, as Oregon State’s Freshman A and B squads took on the Huskies’ Freshman A and B teams. Washington, who sits atop the national rankings, topped both Beavers’ boats claiming a first and second place finish, followed by Oregon State’s Freshman A in third and Freshman B in fourth.
Next, the Varsity 4 crews hit the water and Oregon State was set to face Washington and the Seattle Rowing Center crew. The Huskies claimed another first place finish, followed by Seattle, the Oregon State A boat in third, and the Oregon State B crew in fourth.
Last up for the Beavs was the Junior Varsity 8 race. The Huskies got the jump on the Beavers and were able to earn first, second, and third place finishes. Oregon State followed in fourth with a final time of 6:16.2.
The Beavs will spend the next two weeks training and preparing for the Pac-12 Rowing Championships set to take place in Gold River, Calif. on May 18.Results:
1. Washington A 5:53.6
2. Washington B 5:54.5
3. Washington C 6:03.0
4. Oregon State 6:16.2
1. Washington 6:54.3
2. Seattle Rowing Center 7:07.4
3. Oregon State A 7:14.1
4. Oregon State B 7:18.0
1. Washington A 6:01.0
2. Washington B 6:04.3
3. Oregon State A 6:07.0
4. Oregon State B 6:28.6