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.

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.


Head Coach: Wesley Good

Assistant Coach: Taylor McMorris



Winter 2017-18 (November 13th – February 17th)

  • Dec 9: Oxygen Optional Tournament (Manhattan, KS)
  • Feb 10: Shocker Sprints (Wichita, KS)
  • Feb 17: Pepsi Indoor Rowing Championships (Topeka, KS)

Spring 2018 (February 26 – TBD depending on qualifiers)

  • March 18-24: Spring Break Training Camp (Waco, TX)
  • TBD: Prairie Sprints (Wichita, KS)
  • TBD: Lake Shawnee Spring Classic (Topeka, KS)
  • TBD: USRowing Mountain West Youth Championship (TBD)
  • TBD: USRowing Youth National Champtionships (TBD)

Summer 2018

  • Bea Richtie Memorial Regatta (Wichita, KS
  • Boulder Sprints (Boulder, CO)
  • Sunflower State Games (Topeka, KS)

Fall 2018

  • Head of the Des Moines (Des Moines, IA)
  • Head of the Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Frostbite Regatta (Wichita, KS)