School’s out!  Time for summer rowing…

Whether you’re new to the sport or a returning athlete, we’re excited to get you on the water this summer.

This past spring’s results have got us excited about stepping up and qualifying to the USRowing Youth National Championship next year, so our summer rowing will happen in the morning from 8-10am at the boathouse.  This schedule keeps us out of the worst of the heat and gives committed athletes time to become even better competitors in the gym in the afternoons.

Our team is also hosting two FREE week-long Learn-to-Row day camps this summer for students who are curious about the sport.  Read what it’s like to join the team for a week on our Learn-to-Row page … or sign up below!


Winter 2021-2022

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

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