K-State rowing enters Sunflower Showdown with momentum

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The latest edition of the Sunflower Showdown will take place this weekend on Wyandotte County Lake. The women’s rowing teams from K-State and Kansas will row it out for the annual Kansas Cup. The Wildcats are hoping to keep the cup in K-State’s Intercollegiate Rowing Center for the fourth straight year.

The Wildcats are coming into the Sunflower Showdown with a large amount of momentum after a stellar showing at the Longhorn Invitational in Austin, Texas. K-State made history, beating their first ranked opponent in school history by topping No. 19 Oklahoma in three different races. The Wildcats ended their weekend with a total of seven first-place finishes.

The 2nd Varsity 8 boat made such a splash in Austin that they were named Big 12 Boat of the Week. It’s K-State’s first honor since April 2012.

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Tim Everson was born in Wichita, KS in 1994. Before fifth grade he moved up to Manhattan for one year before settling in Riley, KS where he graduated from Riley County High School in 2012. Tim has worked for the Collegian since spring of 2014 and took over as Sports Editor during the summer of 2015. Tim loves sports, music, movies and good food when he can get it.