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Why row?

• get in great shape!

• develop self-discipline as well as self-confidence.

• make friends that last a lifetime.

• exercise out in nature, not in a smelly gym.

• compete with a nationally ranked team in America's oldest intercollegiate sport.

• push yourself to achieve things you never thought you could.

• participate in the ultimate team sport!

Are you...

...tall (a plus, but not a requirement)? or lightweight (for coxswains)?
...athletic?
...focused?
...committed?
...a team player?
...enjoy daily challenges?
...passionate about life?

If you said 'yes' to the above, then this is a sport you should definitely try! Beware, however, rowing is not for the fainthearted.

JOIN!

1) Fill in the KSRA Sign-Up form. click here!

OR...

2) Contact:
COACH:
Craig Doan
cdoan@ksu.edu

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Do I need prior rowing experience to join?
  2. How much are membership fees?
  3. Does my membership fee include trip costs and my uniform?
  4. Are there any fundraisers that can help with the costs?
  5. Are there any other requirements that I should know about?
  6. What kind of health should I be in to row?
  7. Am I too short to row?
  8. I want to join, what should I do?
  9. Where is the Boathouse?
  10. Are the KSU Women's Crew part of your organization?
  11. I heard you can letter in varsity? Is that true?

Q. Do I need prior rowing experience to join?

A. No. There is no prior experience necessary. Rowing is not a very common sport to most people, therefore we offer a 2-week free introductory period before we even ask for you to join.

Q. How much are membership fees?

A. Our semester fees are $100. This goes to pay for your coaching, equipment & facility use, and general run of the organization.

Q. Does my membership fee include trip costs and my uniform?

A. Unfortunately neither aren't. Trip costs are separate from membership fees and vary according to destination and racing fees. Uniforms are ordered by the individual.

Q. Are there any fundraisers that can help with the costs?

A. Yes. We do a number of fundraisers throughout the year. The funds raised are used to reduce the costs of your trips, make boat repairs, and towards purchases of new equipment.

Q. Are there any other requirements that I should know about?

A. To be a good-standing member of the organization, you need to have (1) paid your dues and any outstanding fees, (2) have regular attendance at practice and meetings, (3) participate in one or more support programs (builiding & grounds, fundraising, regatta sponsorship, publicity, recruiting, alumni, and/or equipment maintenance).

Q. What kind of health should I be in to row?

A. Rowing is a very physical demanding sport that requires coordination and aerobic capacity. You do not have to be in the best of shape, but do ask that you be prepared to work for it. Any physical ailments or concerns known should be addressed with the coach and your physician.

Q. Am I too short to row?

A. We generally look for persons of 2 body types: tall and strong (ranging above 6 feet) or very short and light (under 130lbs.). The tall persons we train to row, the short and light persons we train to become the important role of a coxswain (the captain and strategist of the boat). Regardless, we encourage all to try out (I, myself, am 5'8" and have medaled in several rowing and coxing events).

Q. I want to join, what should I do?

A. You can fill out our on-line form here.

Q. Where is the Boathouse?

A. The KSU Boathouse is located north of Manhattan on Tuttle Creek Reservoir. It is located on Spillway Marina Rd. and look for the sign that says, "Victory Drive - Home of the K-State Crews".

Q. Are the KSU Women's Crew part of your organization?

A. No. We keep good relations and share the same boathouse. But they are officially a KSU NCAA funded sport and we are a self-funded student club.

Q. I heard you can letter in varsity? Is that true?

A. Yes! We are the only club sport on campus with Varsity-lettering.

 

 

 


 

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