Four Cougars win gold at 2013 Canada Games

WSU women rowing

WSU rowers Jordan Watson, Mickey Aylard, Robyn Amiel, Nicole Hare and Morgan Cathrea. Amiel is a former WSU graduate assistant. (Photo courtesy of WSU Athletics)


SHERBROOKE, Quebec – Washington State University rowers Jordan Watson, Mickey Aylard, Nicole Hare and Morgan Cathrea brought home a combined three gold medals from the 2013 Canada Games.

Junior Mickey Aylard (Sidney), sophomore Jordan Watson (Victoria), and sophomore Morgan Cathrea (Victoria) represented British Columbia. Aylard and Watson teamed up in the women’s four and helped B.C. beat Saskatchewan for the gold. Cathrea also collected gold for B.C., winning the women’s eight.

Sophomore Nicole Hare (Calgary) represented Alberta in the women’s single scull, double scull and quadruple scull. She grabbed the gold in the single scull just ahead of Erin Snelgrove of Ontario. Hare was the only athlete from a province other than B.C. or Ontario to win a gold medal at the 2013 Canada Games. Additionally, she placed second in the quad scull and third in the double scull.

WSU’s Mollie McCabe also recently competed in Canada. The senior rowed at the 131st Royal Canadian Henley Regatta for the Brockville Rowing Club in the 2000 meter senior women’s quad. The crew placed fifth with a time of 7:18.98 and defeated the New York Athletic Club that beat BRC in previous heats.

The Cougars will open their fall season Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Head of the Pend Oreille in Priest River, Idaho.

For more information on the WSU women’s rowing program, go to the WSU Cougars website.