Who we are

Crew expands what it means to be a student at Kansas State University. We are a founding member of American Collegiate Rowing Association and compete at local and regional regattas in both spring and fall. No experience is necessary; all K-State students, men and women,  are welcome to row.


Join Now

Get in shape over winter! Join us for land training and conditioning. Our practice times are Monday through Friday at 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm. Our winter training location is in Combative Sports Center. We’re planning on moving back on water starting the week of February 18-22.

Fall 2019 Incoming Students

We’ll be hosting an Open Boathouse on the Sunday following the first week of fall semester! See what the sport is about, meet the team, and (most importantly) eat some free food! The boathouse is located at 7560 Spillway Marina Rd.



Spring 2019

  • Feb 9: Shocker Sprints (Wichita, KS)
  • Feb 16: Pepsi Open Indoor Rowing Championship (Topeka, KS)
  • Mar 10-16: Spring Break Training Camp (Waco, TX)
  • April 13: Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational (Farmer City, IL)
  • April 27 : Lake Shawnee Spring Classic (Topeka, KS)
  • May 5: Plains Regional Regatta (Wichita, KS)
  • May 19-23: Training at Lake Lanier, GA
  • May 24-26: American Collegiate Rowing Association Championship (Lake Lanier, GA)

Fall 2019

  • Sept: Head of the Des Moines (Des Moines, IA)
  • Oct: Head of the Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Oct: Jayhawk Jamboree (Lawrence, KS)
  • Nov: Frostbite Regatta (Wichita, KS)
  • Dec: Oxygen Optional Tournament (Manhattan, KS)


Kansas State Men’s Crew was founded by Don Rose in 1963. Rose had been a Wisconsin coxswain and had coached at Princeton and Columbia. He came back to Manhattan and founded the Men’s Crew as the first rowing program in the Midwest.

In 1974, the Women’s Crew was founded, and the Junior (high school) crew followed in 1986. The Women’s Crew became an NCAA program in 1994 as K-State Rowing, and KSMC became co-ed for non-NCAA women.

The Men’s Crew is not sponsored by the K-State Athletics Department, but is a member of Kansas State Rowing Association, American Collegiate Rowing Association, and US Rowing Association.

Head Coach: Wesley Good