Sunflower Showdown Gets Underway
MANHATTAN, Kan. The fall season comes to a close as the Kansas State women's rowing team hosts in-state rival Kansas in the ninth annual Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Tuttle Creek Lake Reservoir.
K-State leads the all-time series with five wins over the Jayhawks. The Wildcats have won the last three-straight Sunflower Showdowns. This year's showdown is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. K-State will have six boats entered in the competition, while KU will have seven.
Last year’s showdown, held in
The event is a 2,000 meter, side-by-side race format. It will be the first time of the season for the Wildcats to compete in this particular style of race. All other fall races have been Head races, where the distance is between 4,000 and 5,000 meters and the boats race in a time trial format. The side-by-side format is an exciting way for the teams to cap off their fall competition and head into winter training.
The Wildcats have made significant strides throughout the fall season. In its first race of the year, K-State turned a few heads at the Head of the
In their first-ever collegiate rowing competition, the First Novice 8+ captured a gold medal in the Novice 8+ at the Head of the
K-State continued its winning ways by claiming first place in the Novice 8+ race over perennial national powerhouses
Complete race results for the Sunflower Showdown can be accessed at: www.k-statesports.com.
SUNFLOWER SHOWDOWN RACE SCHEDULE (Scoring)
8:30 a.m. - 2V8+ (5 points)
8:40 a.m. - 1V8+ (8 points)
8:50 a.m. - 1N8+ (5 points)
9:00 a.m. - 2N8+ (3 points)
9:15 a.m. - V4+ (3 points)