(Ellensburg, WA – Oct. 8, 2012) The CWU Wake Sports Club successfully defended their West Coast Collegiate Wakeboard Championship title in Sacramento this past weekend. CWU handily won the competition by 27 points, as the closest competitor was defending national champion Chico State. Six divisions were up for grabs; Men’s A, B, C, D, Wake Skate and Women’s Open.
Saturday’s preliminary round advanced nine CWU riders into the final round on Sunday. CWU’s own Thomas Olson and Kolby Blew finished fourth and fifth in the Men A’s riders and in the Men B’s division Sean Harris, Corbin Schafer and Eddie Roberts were top seeds in the finals. CWU swept the Men’s B with Roberts in first, Harris in second and Schafer in third. Mike Day finished second in Men’s C and Patrick Mahoney finished second in Men’s D and also finished third in Wake Skate. Chelsea Worland represented the ladies division and finished second.
CWU will now focus on the Alt Games National Wakeboard Championship in spring of 2013.
Ellensburg, Wash.-The CWU Men’s Lacrosse team will begin their Fall Ball season next Saturday on October 6th and 7th in Hillsboro, OR as they take part in the Fritz Hayes Memorial Tournament. The Wildcats will play six games against five different opponents, all of which are part of Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League (PNCLL), except for Humboldt State. The schedule is below and will take place at two different locations. On Saturday competition is at 53rd Avenue Sports Fields and on Sunday the tournament will move to Hillsboro Stadium.
Sept. 19, 2012 Ellensburg, Wash.- Central Washington University Collegiate Sports Clubs Demonstration Day a.k.a “Demo Day” was a resounding success and an excellent kick-off of the upcoming competition year for clubs. With all 24 clubs participating, 408 new recruits came to meetings and practices all over campus. Even though the air quality was not up to par, it did not affect the clubs’ ability to recruit new members. Practices were canceled and clubs held meetings to inform new students how they can get involved. “Every meeting I attended was full of new faces excited about the opportunities to participate” said Sport Club Graduate Assistant Derek Tomasone. The club with the most new recruits for the day was the Archery Club with 40 potential new members. Demo Day is an integral part of Collegiate Sport Clubs and its recruiting process.
When Central Washington Equestrian looks into the history books years from now, they will look at 2012 and see the solid foundation that helped take the club to new levels.From finding a home arena to challenging Oregon State, a powerhouse in IHSA Equestrian, it was a year of newfound success that even led to national recognition.
Shannon Bedell, placed sixth this past weekend at the IHSA National Show in Raleigh, North Carolina. She competed in Advanced Western Horsemanship becoming the first Wildcat to take home hardware in IHSA Equestrian. This accomplishment will forever be apart of Central Washington University and continue to take the CWU Equestrian Club to new levels.
Central Rugby sent a message to the rest of the Rugby World today. The message: We will back next year, and you best be ready.
Central thumped Cal Poly-SLO 60-29 in what was mainly a one-sided match featuring many of the Wildcat Ruggers. The Cats who were knocked out of playoff contention 2 weeks ago by UCLA wanted redemption against Poly. The Cats did not let up, scoring tries came easy on Saturday, whereas in the last two D1-A matches it has not been, the Wildcats hope their strong finish can lead them into next season with momentum. Central Rugby might not be in the D1-A playoffs this year, but the future looks bright for the Cats as U-20 selection Tanner Barnes got into the mix scoring three tries. The Wildcats were also helped by Patrick Blair, Paul Smith, Alex Reher, Bijan Ghambari, and Andrew Nelson who all got into try zone or converted kicks for the Wildcats.
With the season ending, next week the Wildcats will be hosting the CWU Rugby Alumni Game on Nicholson Rugby Pitch at 1 p.m. Following the game the annual Banquet and Auction will take place in the SURC Ballroom at 5:30 p.m. Hope to everyone there.
Central Washington Wake Sports earned their berth to Oklahoma City and The ALT Games in the fall, but this weekend will decide who will represent the Wildcats in OKC. Central Wake Sports is attending an open competition in Toledo, WA at Koppert Lake this weekend. This competition will decide the six riders that get the opportunity to compete in Oklahoma.
This weekend is also the final competition tune-up for the Wildcat Riders who will look to put Central Washington University on the map in the Wake Sports World. Central is one 14 pre-qualified schools due to winning the Western Regional in Chehalis, WA last fall.
The other schools that qualified for OKC are:
Arizona State University
Ball State University
California State University – Chico
Central Washington University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Illinois State University
North Carolina State University
University of Florida
University of Louisiana – Monroe
University of Miami
University of Tennessee
University of Wisconsin – Madison
National Recognition is nothing new for Central Rugby, following in Head Coach Tony Pacheco footsteps Tanner Barnes and Aladdin Schirmer were both selected to compete with the U-20 National Rugby Team, which is a first for Central Rugby. The team will compete in U-20 Junior World Rugby Trophy Tournament in Salt Lake City, UT. Barnes of Fresno, California and Schirmer of North Bend, WA are both currently freshmen at CWU have both played significant minutes for Central’s first side. Barnes was also an asset during seven’s competitions in Las Vegas and Texas. “It is exciting to have two of our players representing their country.” said Pacheco.”They have worked hard for this opportunity. They will represent our country and Central Washington University well.” The tournament begins on June 18th with the champion being awarded on the 30th.