K-State Rowing Faces Rival in Kansas Cup

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State rowing team looks to capture the Kansas Cup for the sixth straight year over its in-state rival Kansas Jayhawks. The Wildcats will face the Jayhawks in the annual Kansas Cup on Wyandotte County Lake at 10 a.m. Saturday in a series of races for the team trophy.

The K-State coaching staff anticipates close margins in the results. Head coach Patrick Sweeney said he is confident in his young team as the Wildcats have improved over the first three weeks of the sprint season gaining speed with each trial and is looking forward to this weekend's races.

Last year K-State won three of the five races claiming the 1st Varsity 8, 2nd Varsity 8 and 1st Novice 8 competitions. This will be the first meeting between the two rivals this year as the annual Sunflower Showdown at Tuttle Creek Lake was cancelled in October due to inclement weather. The last time Kansas defeated K-State in the Kansas Cup was 2004.

Fans are welcome to watch the competition at Wyandotte County Lake on Saturday. To get to the viewing area from Interstate 70, take I-435N to North 93rd Street exit (Exit 18). Continue south on 93rd to the beach shelter at the lake.

- k-statesports.com -