Rowers Look to Three-Peat at Kansas Cup

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State women’s rowing team will face in-state rival Kansas in the ninth annual Kansas Cup on Saturday, April 7 in Lawrence.

 

The Wildcats are going for their third consecutive win over the Jayhawks in the annual event.  Kansas State will compete in a side-by-side race format with KU on the Kansas River with the first event scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.  K-State will have five boats in the competition including the First Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight, Varsity Four, Novice Eight and Novice Four.

 

"As always, going head to head with KU gives that extra lift in our racing progress and learning," said head coach Patrick Sweeney.  “The two programs (KU and K-State) again appear to be fairly evenly matched, which should make for an interesting day of racing.  Our athletes are in god physical shape and are making the most of every opportunity they get to race and are learning from every race.  I expect them to take another step forward this weekend.”

 

Last season, the Wildcats’ First Novice Eight defeated KU by seven seconds while the 2V8+ won by nine seconds and the Varsity Four edged out the Jayhawks by one second.

 

Directions to the Kansas River: From the Kansas Turnpike (I-70). Take West Lawrence Exit #202. Go thru first stop light, turn left at 4th Street. Take 4th Street to third stop sign and then turn left on Indiana Street. Follow Indiana Street two blocks and then turn right into Burcham Park at 2nd and Indiana. Parking will be available outside of the park for fans.

 

KANSAS CUP RACE SCHEDULE

Race (Scoring) - Time

Novice Four (1 points) - 10 a.m.

Novice Eight (5 points) - 10:15 a.m. 

Second Varsity Eight (5 points) - 10:30 a.m. 

Varsity Four (3 points) - 10:45 a.m. 

First Varsity Eight (8 points) - 11 a.m.