Wildcat rowing victory marks 4 straight in Sunflower Showdown


On Saturday the K-State women’s rowing team made it four Sunflower Showdown victories in a row as it took out Kansas with an overall score of 17-6.

They Jayhawks kept it close all morning out on Wyandotte County Lake, going into the final two races leading the Wildcats 6-2.

The Wildcats started their comeback with an impressive 9.1 second win by the second Varsity 8 boat. They are the defending Big 12 Boat of the Week.

That win gave the Wildcats an 8-6 lead heading into a winner-take-all race between both first Varsity 8 boats. The Wildcats 4.1 second win secured a win in the regatta and ensured that the Kansas Cup would spend another year in Manhattan.

The Wildcats look to continue their strong momentum in San Diego this weekend for the San Diego Crew Classic on April 5 and 6.

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.