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!

Summer rowing is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors, establish a solid cardio base, and make technical improvements with lots of easy miles on early-morning flat water.

New athletes can sign up below to join our MWF 6-8am practices for two weeks FREE.  No experience is necessary to jump in and start learning the rowing motion with our team.  Find more info about the two week Learn to Row experience here.


Summer 2024

Fall 2024

Winter 2024-2025*

Spring 2025*

  • Jan 27*: Season Start
  • Mar 16-22: Spring Break Training Camp 
  • Mar 29*: OKC Junior Invite (OKC)
  • Apr 19*: Prairie Sprints (Wichita, KS)
  • May 2-4*: USRowing Central Youth Championship (OKC)
  • Jun 12-15*: USRowing Youth National Championship (Sarasota, FL)

*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