Whether you’re new to rowing or a returning athlete, we’re excited to get you on the water as part of the ultimate team sport!

Last spring’s results have gotten us excited about stepping up and qualifying to the USRowing Youth National Championship this summer, so bring your game face.

We’re starting the season a little earlier than usual to get some extra indoor conditioning under our belt before we head onto this water in late March (weather pending).

Sign up below and show up for the first two weeks of practice FREE.  No experience is necessary to jump in and start learning the rowing motion on an indoor machine, improving your basic strength mobility, and pushing your anaerobic threshold!

If you’re up for it, you can also join our Spring Break Training Camp on the waters of the Olympic training center in Oklahoma City from March 11 -17 with us this year.  It’s a great way to kickstart the season and bond with your team!


Winter 2022-2023

Spring 2023

Summer 2023*

  • May 29: Season start
  • TBA: FREE Learn-to-Row day camps
  • TBA: MHK Sprints (Manhattan, KS)
  • TBA: Henley on the Little Arkansas (Wichita, KS)

Fall 2022

  • August 22: Season Start
  • Sept 24: Head of the Des Moines (Des Moines, IA)
  • Oct 1-2: Head of the Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Nov 6: Frostbite Regatta (Wichita, KS)

*provisional schedules


Rowing is all about teamwork–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.

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

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: Grace Ure

Assistant Coaches: Wesley Good, Taylor McMorris