RENO, Nev.-Central Washington Bowling completed a long time goal this weekend. They won their first tournament in program history during the Reno Collegiate Open this weekend. They had a set high of 1156. As of Feb. 3rd the Wildcats are ranked 51st in the nation and will get an added boost when the next set of rankings come out.
“It has been a lot of hardwork and dedication to get to this point,” Club President Breanne Mattson said, “winning this tournament will give us momentum heading into ITC Sectionals.”
Bowling has been a Central Washington University Collegiate Sport Club for 12 years and has made major strides in the club over the past few years. Last year they finished 88th in the nation, eight spots out of qualifying for sectionals.
Next up for the Wildcats is sectionals in Las Vegas, Nev. on March 9th. The Wildcats will look to qualify for nationals later this spring in Lincoln, Neb.
After beating up on Washington State this past weekend, Central Men’s Soccer will head to Pullman to partake in the NCCSC Tournament. Central will enter as the favorite this weekend due to their stellar record of 6-1-1 totaling 19 points. WSU cannot be counted out being that they are the only team to beat CWU this season. WSU is also the defending champions.
The tournament will begin with Eastern Washington, the 5 seed, taking on the 4th seeded Vandals of Idaho at 11 am on Saturday. Idaho and Eastern split the season series, with Eastern taking the most recent of the two matches.
The 2 pm game will see the host Cougars take on the Bulldogs of Gonzaga in the 2 vs 3 match-up. WSU and Gonzaga only played one match this year due to scheduling conflicts. Both teams are very good and depending on who shows up, the match could go either way.
The night cap will pit the number 1 seed Wildcats against the winner of the 11 am game. The Wildcats will look to take the conference tournament title after losing in OT last year in the championship match.
The consolation final will be at 10 am on Sunday, with the championship following at 1 pm.
Two weeks, two championships. Before Central heads to Pullman; Washington State will make a visit to Ellensburg to decide the number 1 seed for the NCCSC Conference Tournament as well as who is the regular season champs. Central’s road to the top seed is very easy, win or tie and the top seed and first round bye is all theirs. Washington State’s road is more difficult, but easier to understand, win and their number one next weekend.Central sits atop the standing with 16 points with the Cougars nipping at their heels at 14 points.The tournament next weekend will be hosted by the Cougars by virtue of winning the NCCSC Tournament last year.
If you are an avid watcher of lacrosse, soccer, climbing, ultimate disc, or swimming Central Washington University is the place to be. Central Sport Clubs is hosting 6 home events this weekend all over campus.
Collegiate Swim Meet
Action kicks off at 9 AM Saturday March 31st in the CWU Aquatic Center. Admission is free. Expect to see some of the top collegiate clubs from around the Northwest this weekend as Central plays host to their first home meet of the year.
CWU Ultimate Disc will be hosting their one and only home event of the year and rightly so coined the event the “Rodeo Roundup.” Central will look to compete will teams from around Northwest as they begin their quest to qualify for post-season opportunities.
Coming off a big win against Humboldt State over spring break the Wildcats will look to even their PNCLL North Division record at 1-1. The Wildcats will look to Bowen Hadley and Chris Johnson to provide offensive firepower and Will Houck to be backbone of the Central defense.
The NC3 is coming to town and putting on a “Ropelss Rodeo.” Some of the best collegiate climbers in the Northwest will converge on the CWU Rec Center to boulder their way to the top of the NC3. The NC3 is the Northwest Collegiate Climbing Conference and has members from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.Action kicks of at 9 AM on Saturday March 31st.
The CWU Men’s Soccer team will try to sweep the Gonzaga Bulldogs in NCCSC action on Sunday April 1st at 1 PM. Central currently leads the conference with a 4-1-0 mark with Gonzaga nipping at their heels at 2-1-1. A win for Gonzaga would keep the number seed in play, a win would for Central would essentially clinch the number 1 seed into the conference tournament. The NCCSC Tournament is on April 28th-29th in Pullman,WA.