Wildcats Go Head-To-Head With KU In State Rivalry Rematch
MANHATTAN, Kan. Head-to-head competition with in-state rival Kansas is on the agenda for the Kansas State women’s rowing team as the battle for the Kansas Cup gets underway for both squads on Saturday, April 9 at Tuttle Creek Lake.
Since rowing became a varsity sport at K-State in 1996 and at KU in 1995, the Wildcats and Jayhawks have dueled in the annual spring competition on eight occasions with each school hosting the event every other year at their home site.
The Wildcats last won the title during the 1997-98 season. Last spring, KU won the balance of the races and took home the Kansas Cup. However, this fall, K-State claimed the team victory in the Sunflower Showdown (fall dual between K-State and KU).
“The in-state rivalry with KU brings out the best in both teams,” Head Coach Patrick Sweeney said. “The weekend’s races should prove to be quite heated.”
Competition begins Saturday at 9 a.m. while all remaining races will follow in 10-minute intervals. Complete race results can be accessed at: www.k-statesports.com.
Directions to Manhattan and Tuttle Creek Lake Reservoir: Exit 1-70 at Highway 177 (exit 313) and head North on 177 until reaching Manhattan. Remain in the right lane as you cross over the bridge and exit right to Hwy 24. Turn left at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Tuttle Creek Blvd/Hwy 24. Go North on Tuttle Creek Blvd - US 24/State 177 (approx. 3.5 miles). Turn right onto State Hwy 13 toward the Tuttle Creek Dam. Proceed across the length of the dam and spillway (approx. 1.5 miles). Take first left onto Spillway Marina Drive and the next left will be Victory Drive (KSU Boathouse Driveway). Follow directions from event staff on where to park and how to proceed to the race viewing area.
KANSAS CUP RACE SCHEDULE
KANSAS STATE LINEUPS
2V8: Cox: Claire Johnson, 8: Jamie Holt, 7: Stacey Waldman, 6: Katie Williams, 5: Kristin Alstatt, 4: Rachel Freeman, 3: Sarah Jo Trapp, 2: Magda Hart, 1: Jacque Crockford.
1N8: Cox: Melissa Cessna, 8: Alexis Johnson, 7: Jennifer Reuss, 6: Bailey Bunck, 5: Bjai Rice, 4: Lauren Galle, 3: Kelsey Frasier, 2: Seantella Cottner, 1: Joleen Wilson.
2N8: Cox: Kendra Jones, 8: Maureen McKiernan, 7: Erin Martin, 6: Abby Miller, 5: Amy Noonen, 4: Megan Beeman, 3: Jill Hocking, 2: Blythe Weir, 1: Erin Miles.