The WSU rowing season kicked off earlier than expected as four WSU women rowers helped bring gold to their home provinces at the 2013 Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Competing for the British Columbia team in the Canada Games were sophomores Jordan Watson and Morgan Cathrea and junior Mickey Aylard. According to media reports, Aylard and Watson were on the same squad for the British Columbia women's four and were able to beat out Saskatchewan, which resulted in a gold medal for British Columbia.
Morgan Cathrea was also part of the British Columbia women's eight rowing team that won their event, which resulted in a gold medal for British Columbia, according to media reports as well.
The other Cougar woman rower competing in the 2013 Canada Games was sophomore Nicole Hare, who competed for the province of Alberta in the women's single scull, double scull and quadruple scull. Media reports stated that Hare won the gold medal in the single scull event, which was the only gold medal won by a province other than British Columbia or Ontario. In the other rowing events Hare competed in, she placed second in the women's quad scull and third in the women's double scull.
The Cougar women's rowing team opens up their season in Idaho Sept. 28.