Robert “Bob” Appleyard (’75 Zool., ’79 MS Environ. Sci., ’86 PhD Vet. Sci.) rowed with Cougar Crew all four years of college, coached Washington State University’s women’s crew team for a year during graduate school, and went on to become a longtime race official with the United State Rowing Association (USRowing) and International Federation of Rowing Associations (FISA).
In 2023, he gave the keynote address during Cougar Crew Days. Find his speech below.
Bob Appleyard, a former Washington State University rower and distinguished race official in the world of rowing, shares his journey from a novice to an accomplished figure in the sport, officiating races at various levels, including the Olympics, and receiving multiple awards for his contributions to rowing. » More ...
It might sound odd but the Winlock W. Miller and the 101 were sisters. They died together, on the same day, at Almota.
In early 1971, University of Washington head rowing coach Dick Erickson provided the newly formed Cougar Crew with two used Husky shells on a long-term loan. The Miller and the 101 didn’t row on the Snake River until December 4 that year. Just 37 days later, they were gone.
The second week of January 1972, winds on campus reached 75 mph. Gusts of 150 mph were recorded at Pasco. The recently built Almota shellhouse was designed to sustain winds … » More …
By making it to the Olympics, there comes the realization that you are one of a special few.
It was at the Closing Ceremony, among thousands of her fellow athletes and cheering spectators inside Maracanã Stadium, when the realization of her achievement after years of rigorous practice hit Lisa Roman ’12.
“When you’re there with all the athletes, you realize, ‘Wow, I am an Olympian.’”
Roman, who rowed for Washington State from 2010 to 2012, was a member of Team Canada’s women’s eight boat that finished fifth at the Olympics in Rio.
Speaking from London, Ontario, the site of the Canadian National Training … » More …