Cougar Crew Days 2014

March 21-22

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)

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     Be sure to make an appearance at this next years annual Cougar Crew Days gathering in Pullman. With the racing, BBQ's, and other various events, it is guaranteed to be a good time!

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's oarsmen and coxswains deserve for their hard work.

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!

Click here to RSVP for Cougar Crew Days 2014!

Where should I stay when I am in Pullman for Cougar Crew Days 2014?

There are two lodging options for Cougar Crew Days 2014 with special rates for Cougar Crew alumni, friends and family.

The Hilltop Inn is newly rennovated and is offering rooms for $96.95 + tax, including a breakfast buffet and other amenities. Reservations must be made at least 10 days prior to the event to receive the discount. Give them a call and mention Cougar Crew Days!

The Holiday Inn on Bishop Blvd. has set aside 25 rooms for Friday night and 50 rooms for Saturday night for $109. Call them and mention Cougar Crew Days to receive the discount.


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 2014 Cougar Crew Days Itinerary:

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: 8:00 - 11:00 AM
Where: Lewis Alumni Centre
Why: Stay informed about Cougar Crew.
Bring: Your voice, ideas and opinions!

Who: Parents
What: Parent Booster Club Meeting
When: 9:30 AM
Where: Holiday Inn, in the lobby. (1190 Bishop Boulevard, Pullman)
Why: Discuss and delegate networking and support for the remaining three local races for the year.
Bring: Your voice, ideas and opinions!

Who: All are welcome!
What: Tour of Cougar Crew's new training facility with Coach Ericsson
When: 11:30-11:45 AM
Where: Hollingbery Fieldhouse, 4th floor
Why: See where the team puts in a lot of hard work when they're not on the water.

Who: Alumni
What: Alumni 'Slow Row'
When: 1:00 - 2:30 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: 2:30 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.
E-mail Mitch Williams to contribute an item for the auction and/or help out with the auction.

Where is it?:
Lewis Alumni Centre
Ken Abbey Shellhouse, Wawawai Landing, Snake River