Wildcats take third at Big 12 Championship

By The Mercury

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Kansas State rowing team saw its top two boats hold off its rival Kansas in the final two races of the Big 12 Rowing Championship to take third place on Saturday.

The Wildcats finished third in the 2nd Varsity 8 and 1st Varsity 8 races to close the championship regatta and defeat the Jayhawks for third by way of tiebreaker.

After the Wildcats saw their first three boats competing at the Big 12 Championship take fourth, they needed the last two boats to step up, and they did just that. K-State was able to keep the Jayhawks at bay and score significant points in the 2V8 and 1V8 races, taking third place.

Texas won the championship for the fourth straight year, but this time in dramatic fashion, defeating Oklahoma by just one point. If the Longhorns had finished one spot lower in any race, it would have provided the points necessary for the Sooners to take the crown away from Texas.

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