FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 30, 2022

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Jeff Evans
Western Washington University Athletic Department
Jeff.Evans@wwu.edu
(360) 650-6800
https://wwuvikings.com/

Number 4 Nationally-Ranked Vikings Back in Regatta Action

The Western Washington University rowing team returns to competition this weekend at the Husky Open on Montlake Cut in Seattle.

The No. 4 nationally-ranked Vikings will race a pair of four-oared boats and one Varsity 8+ entry in the Husky Open. Racing on Montlake Cut is scheduled to begin at 8 am with the Vikings in action at 8:20 am (V4+) and 8:40 am (V8+).

WWU opened the season with a solid performance March 5 at the PLU Invitational and spent spring break preparing for a grueling regatta schedule over the next two months. Following the Husky Open, WWU will compete against GNAC rivals Seattle Pacific and Cal Poly Humboldt on Saturday, April 9 on the Lake Washington Ship Canal.

The Vikings are ranked No. 4 in the third regular season edition of the NCAA II Pocock CRCA Poll presented by USRowing. The top eight teams in NCAA II features all four GNAC schools with No. 1 Central Oklahoma, No. 4 WWU, No. 6 Seattle Pacific and No. 7 Cal Poly Humboldt.

Led by 24-year head coach John Fuchs, the Husky Open is the second of five regular-season regattas leading up to the GNAC Championships on May 14 in Dexter, Oregon and the NCAA Championships May 27-29 in Sarasota, Florida. The full 2022 season schedule can be viewed online at WWUVikings.com/RowViks.

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