Central Washington University has a busy travel week planned for February 3rd and 4th. Four clubs will make their way to three locations Western Washington University, Evergreen State College, and Eastern Washington University.
The Central Hockey team will play a three game series against club hockey power Eastern Washington in Cheney. Central Hockey is trial by fire this season playing Eastern and WSU who are both collegiate hockey powers in the Pacific Northwest .CWU and EWU will play one Friday, Saturday, and Sunday each.
CWU Men’s Rugby will head to Western this weekend to take on hated rival Western Washington University.This will be the first 15’s match between the two schools in a couple of years because of scheduling conflicts with USA Rugby’s Premier Division. Two matches will be played in Bellingham beginning at 1:00 pm.
Quick Note:Both Central and Western will also head down to the Las Vegas Invite on February 8th with hopes of qualifying for the collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelphia in June.
CWU swimming will kick their spring season off this weekend in Olympia at a Sanctioned US Masters Swim Meet. The Swim is very excited to begin their season and hopefully qualify into nationals in the late spring.
While one club is beginning another is just wrapping up their regular season. CWU Wrestling will finish off their regular season in Cheney against Eastern in a head to head duel match. This will be the second of three duels between these two teams. They will begin post season play at Central in a three-way duel between Evergreen State College, CWU , and EWU.
Central Equestrian decided to make a statement this season. That statementwas heard loud and clear this weekend in Lynden as they have become a force to reckoned with as one of the top Equestrian Clubs in The Pacfic Northwest. They compete in Zone 8 Region 4 of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and between them and Oregon State Equestrian 11 riders had qualified for Western Style Regionals in Silverton, Oregon. With the Regular season for Western over, they turned their attention Hunter Style and competed in a double show this weekend in Lynden, WA hosted by Western Washington.
Before the show started, CWU led in total team points in Hunter Style, but had not yet garnered an individual regional qualifier for Hunter. Well that changed drastically this weekend. As a team Central was the Reserve high point or in lamen terms 2nd place, while Choloe Stice, Jessica Rieger, and Zandi Lougheed all gained individual berths to regionals as well allowing the entire CWU Hunter team to qualify for Regionals. Head Coach Ryann Bluhm said that “She is really proud of what the girls accomplished this year and that they are not done yet.” Refering to the post season where they hope to make a splash and put CWU Equestrian on the national map.
Western Style Qualifiers
Hunter Style Qualifiers
The Central Washington Wrestling headed down to Forest Grove, OR and lucky for them the third time in Oregon was the charm. With only 2 weeks till post season competitions slated to begin, the Central wrestlers stepped and gave a post season performance. David Kuich and Kyle Moore took 4th and 5th respectively at 133 lbs. Steve Alfi grinded out a sixth place finish at 184 lbs and Kevin Madson finished fourth at 285 lbs. Head Coach Chris Chambers said, “Conditioning improved immensely and it allowed our guys to compete throughout the whole tournament.”They will have one more tune up duel against Eastern Washington University in Cheney before they begin post season play.
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