Who We Are

Manhattan Junior Crew seeks to build high school student-athletes into strong, motivated young adults, as well as building crews to be competitive regionally and nationally.


Spring 2019

  • Mar 10-16 : Spring Break Training Camp (Waco, TX)
  • Mar 23: OKC Junior Invitational (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Apr 6: Prairie Sprints (Wichita, KS)
  • Apr 27: Lake Shawnee Spring Classic (Topeka, KS)
  • May 4-5: USRowing Central Youth Championship (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • June 7-10 : USRowing Youth National Championships

Summer 2019

  • May 28: Season Start
  • June 8 : Bea Richtie Memorial Regatta (Wichita, KS)
  • June TBD: Local Competition (Manhattan, KS)
  • July 20: Sunflower State Games (Topeka, KS)

Fall 2019

  • Aug 18: Cookout @ The Boathouse
  • Aug 19: Season Start
  • Sept 28: Head of the Des Moines (Des Moines, IA)
  • Oct 5: Head of the Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Nov 2: Frostbite Regatta (Wichita, KS)

Winter 2019-22

  • Nov 11: Season Start
  • Dec 7: Oxygen Optional Tournament (Manhattan, KS)
  • Feb 8: Shocker Sprints (Wichita, KS)
  • Feb 15: Pepsi Indoor Rowing Championships (Topeka, KS)


How to Join

Learn-To-Row Camps

During the summer, we offer several opportunities to  learn the sport in 2-week or 1-day formats. Click here for more information and how to join.

Summer Rowing

Summer season starts May 28. Practices run 8am to 10am Monday through Friday. Print out out the forms below, fill them out, and bring them to the first practice.

MJC 2019 Registration

Competition and Development Crews

During the fall, winter, and spring, we offer development rowing for 8th through 12th grade students who are either trying the sport for the first time or who are not ready for the commitment of being on the competitive team.  Click here for more information and which team is right for you.



Rowing is all about learning to move together, to work together, and to row together. Rowing teaches rhythm, strength, discipline, and self-confidence. It provides the unique combination of a fun sport, a full-body workout, strong friendships, and the opportunity to travel.

Rowing began in Kansas in 1963 when Coach Don Rose founded the Kansas State Men’s Crew. A rich tradition quickly grew, and K-State was soon competing at prestigious regattas and defeating traditional powerhouses such as Wisconsin, Purdue, Syracuse and Washington. Manhattan Junior Crew was then developed in the Summer of 1986 when a couple of high school girls wanted to participate in the sport not yet available to this age group. They approached Coach Don Rose, who agreed to coach them “if they could find enough friends to fill an 8-boat”. They melded in with the Men’s Crew and the rest is history.


We row on Tuttle Creek Lake north of Manhattan. The lake provides several miles of water for all types of training. The boathouse is located at 7560 Spillway Marina Rd.

During the winter, Kansas State Rowing Association provides us with an indoor training facility until it becomes warm enough to move back out to the boathouse. The last three years, we’ve shared a location with Combative Sports Center at 116 S 4th St.


Head Coach: Wesley Good

Assistant Coaches: Taylor McMorris, Grace Ure