K-State rowing enters Sunflower Showdown with momentum

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.