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Calling All K-State Students Fall 2021

We welcome members of all experience levels. Prior rowing experience is not required.

Cookout @ the Boathouse

  • When: Aug 29 4pm-7pm
  • Where: 7560 Spillway Marina Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502
  • Open house with free food. Come and go as you want, meet some of the team, hang out by the lake.
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Interesting in rowing this fall or just wanting more information? Let us know below so we can answer any questions.

Schedule

Practice Schedule

Standard practice is Mon/Wed/Fri while competition practices are every weekday.  During the summer practice time is 6:30pm-8:00pm. During K-State fall and spring semesters practice it is 5:15pm-7:15pm. Practices include on-water training rowing technique, control, race strategy, water safety, conditioning, and strength development.

Fall 2021

  • Aug 29: Cookout @ The Boathouse 4pm-7pm
  • Aug 30: Fall Start
  • Sept 25: Competition @ Head of the Des Moines (Des Moines, IA)
  • Oct 2-3: Competition @ Head of the Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Oct 17:  Scrimmage @ Wichita State University (Wichita, KS)
  • Oct 23: Competition @ Jayhawk Jamboree (Lawrence, KS)
  • Nov 6: Competition @ Frostbite Regatta (Wichita, KS)
  • Dec 4: Competition @ Oxygen Optional Tournament (Manhattan, KS)

Spring 2022 (Tentative)

  • Feb: Competition @ Shocker Sprints (Wichita, KS)
  • Mar:  Competition @ C.R.A.S.H.-B Sprints (Virtual)
  • Mar 13-19: Spring Break Training @ Baylor University (Waco, TX)
  • April: Competition @ Wichita Invitational (Wichita, KS)
  • April: Scrimmage @ TBD
  • May: Competition @ Plains Regional Regatta (Wichita, KS)
  • May 16-19: Pre-Nationals Training @ ORRA (Oak Ridge, TN)
  • May 20-22: Competition @ ACRA Championship (Oak Ridge, TN)

Summer 2022 (Tentative

  • June: TBD Local competition (Manhattan, KS)
  • July 17: Sunflower State Games (Topeka, KS)

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 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 KSU 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

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