Coed Rowing at Kansas State University

Discover rowing, challenge yourself, become more.

No rowing experience is necessary, just a willingness to work hard  and a drive to improve yourself.

Recruiting

KSU Students Fall 2018

We’ll be hosting an Open Boathouse on Sunday August 26! 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.

 

Schedule

Fall 2018

  • Aug 20: KSU Semester Starts
  • Aug 27: Rowing Season Starts
  • Sept 29: Head of the Des Moines (Des Moines, IA)
  • Oct 13: Row the Miss (Moline, IL)
  • Oct 20: Jayhawk Jamboree (Lawrence, KS)
  • Nov 4: Frostbite Regatta (Wichita, KS)

Winter 2018-19

  • Dec: Oxygen Optional Tournament (Manhattan, KS)
  • Feb: Shocker Sprints (Wichita, KS)
  • Feb: Pepsi Open Indoor Rowing Championship (Topeka, KS)

Spring 2019

  • Mar 17-23: Spring Break Training Camp (Waco, TX)
  • April: Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational (Farmer City, IL)
  • April: Lake Shawnee Spring Classic (Topeka, KS)
  • May: Plains Regional Regatta (Wichita, KS)
  • May 19-24: Training at Lake Lanier, GA
  • May 25-26: American Collegiate Rowing Association Championship (Lake Lanier, GA)

History

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 Wildcat Crew as the first rowing program in the Midwest.

The Women’s Crew was founded in 1974.

In 1986, the first Kansas State Rowing Association Junior (high school) rowers took to the water and later became known as Manhattan Junior Crew.

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