Cougar Crew Days 2018

Friday March 16 and Saturday March 17 - Please RSVP

As Cougar Crew Days near, we will be taking RSVP's in order to see how many people are coming (especially to the banquet). This will give us a better estimate of the attendees and help us prepare the events and festivities this year and the years to come. Please, when you RSVP, let us know how many people (including you and guests) are planning to attend. Thank you for your help!

In addition, this year's banquet/auction will have a central focus on the Coaches whom have made Cougar Crew all that it is to date. Without their years of dedication, the foundations of Cougar Crew as we know it would not exist.

Who is invited?

Unless otherwise specifically stated, those invited to Cougar Crew Days include:

  • Cougar Crew Alumni
  • Family and Friends of Cougar Crew Alumni
  • Current Cougar Crew (rowers, coxswains, and coaches)
  • Family and Friends of Current Cougar Crew (including parents and siblings)

Now is your time to shine.

A fellow rower and coach of mine still says to me, "remember all those things you said you would do as an alum".

Now is our time to show support. Lets all try to make the races and show the support that the WSU Men and Women rowers and coxswains deserve for their hard work.

Where should I stay when I am in Pullman for Cougar Crew Days 2018?

There is a lodging option for Cougar Crew Days 2018 with special rates for Cougar Crew alumni, friends and family.

Residence Inn by Marriott Pullman
King: $119, 2 Queens: $129


The banquet will be taking place in the CUB Senior Ballroom. The best places to park will be in the Green or Yellow parking lots nearby, these lots do not require permits on the weekends. See the map below for the locations of these lots.

Parking map

Tentative 2018 Cougar Crew Days Itinerary:

Who: Everyone
What: Class Day Races
When: First Race Starts at 10:15 AM
Where: Ken Abbey Shellhouse, Wawawai Landing, Snake River
Why: Watch the current classes of WSU Oarsmen and Oarswomen throw down
Bring: Enthusiasm and cheering!

Who: Crew Families, Dads Especially
What: Dad's Row
When: 1:00 PM
Where: Ken Abbey Shellhouse, Wawawai Landing, Snake River
Why: Learn to row opportunity alongside the team
Bring: An open mind!

Who: Alumni and Crew Families
What: Alumni and Family BBQ
When: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Ensminger Pavilion (a.k.a.: Livestock Judging Pavilion) (across from the Lewis Alumni Centre)
Why: Have fun, catch up with past rowers and coxswains, and meet new people
Bring: Memorabilia!

Who: All are welcome
What: CCAA Board Meeting (all are welcome)
When: 7:00-10:00 AM
Where: Lewis Alumni Centre
Why: Stay informed about Cougar Crew
Bring: Your voice, ideas and opinions!

Who: Parents
What: Parent Meeting
When: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (will adjourn in time to go to races)
Where: Lewis Alumni Center
Why: Discuss and delegate networking and support for the remaining three local races for the yea
Bring: Your voice, ideas and opinions!

Who: Lightweight Alumni
What: Lightweight Alumni Challenge
When: 12:00 PM
Where: Ken Abbey Shellhouse, Wawawai Landing, Snake River
Why: For glory. Current Lightweights vs. Lightweight Alumni Click here to join the alumni boat.
Bring: Your pride!

Who: Alumni
What: Alumni 'Slow Row'
When: 2:30 - 3:45 PM
Where: Ken Abbey Shellhouse, Wawawai Landing, Snake River
Why: Have fun re-connecting with the sport... without getting hurt in the process!
Bring: Trou!

Who: Alumni and anyone who wants to come and watch. The races are really exciting both on and off the water!
What: Alumni Races vs. Class Day winners
When: 2:45 PM - end of final race (around 3:30 PM)
Where: Ken Abbey Shellhouse, Wawawai Landing, Snake River
Why: Annual event getting the alumni back into boats and facing them off against the current rowers and coxswains. Last year we had five alumni boats racing!
Bring: Your trou if you're racing; a camera if you're not! Also a packed picnic wouldn't be a bad idea either (save room for the banquet though)

Who: All are welcome
What: Banquet and Silent Auction
When: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Where: CUB Ballroom
Why: Give alumni, family, and friends a chance to meet and support the current rowers of Cougar Crew

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