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SEATTLE — Four crews from the 20th-ranked Oregon State men’s rowing team took on crews from No. 3 Washington Friday evening at the Montlake Cut in Seattle. Each of the Beavers’ crews came up short to the defending national champions.

The Varsity 8 consisting of Neall Koetje, Jesse Maritz, Roman Pjajka, Glenn Miller, Hunter Smith, Jacob Randall, Jacob Hart and Baxter Call and coxed by Ercoli Crugnale, recorded the Beavers’ best time of the day, covering the course in 6 minutes, 3.550 seconds. Washington finished in first with a time of 5:47.579.

The Beavers’ Junior Varsity 8 (6:09.717) also earned a second-place finish to the Huskies, who registered a time of 5:53.379.

In the Third Varsity 8, OSU rowed to a fourth place finish with a time of 6:14.261 trailing three UW crews. The Huskies’ 3V8 won the race recording a time of 5:50.080.

OSU’s Varsity 4+ covered the course in a time of 7:06.562 finishing behind four Husky crews.

The Beavers will be back on the water next weekend at the Stanford Invitational where they’ll take on Wisconsin, Georgetown and the Cardinal at Redwood Shores.


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COLTON, Wash. — The women’s rowing team took on crews from Washington State on the Snake River with four OSU crews coming up short to the 15th-ranked Cougars.

The OSU V8 suffered its first loss of the year, after recording wins at UCLA and against Gonzaga in March, pulling in five seconds behind No. 15 Washington State Friday evening. The Beavers recorded a time of 6:28.6 to the Cougars 6:23.4.

The Beavers’ Second Varsity 8, which is crewed by several novices, covered the course in 6:45.5 but pulled in 11 seconds behind the Cougars (6:34.3).

In the Varsity 4+ race, Oregon State’s crew (7:41.9) earned a second place finish trailing the WSU ‘A’ crew (7:21.2) while beating the Cougars’ ‘B’ boat (7:48.6).

Oregon State’s Third Varsity 8 rowed to a third place finish in a four-boat field. WSU’s 3V8 turned in a time of 6:48.2, while their Novice 8 crossed the line in 7:02.12. The Beavers’ third place crew (7:08.49) came in ahead of WSU’s Second Novice 8 (7:16.81) but eight seconds.

The Beavers will race again, for the third straight weekend, at the Clemson Invitational, April 14-15.

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