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For the time being, MJC has moved inside–not meeting as a team, but still training individually…

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Winter 2019-2020

  • Nov 11: Season Start
  • Dec 7: Oxygen Optional Tournament (Manhattan, KS)
  • Feb 15: Shocker Sprints (Wichita, KS)
  • Feb 29: Kansas Open Indoor Rowing Championships (Topeka, KS)

Spring 2020

  • Feb 24: Season Start
  • Mar 8-14: Spring Break Training Camp (Waco, TX)
  • Mar 21: OKC Youth Invite (Oklahoma City, OK)–cancelled
  • Apr 4: Prairie Sprints (Wichita, KS)–cancelled
  • Apr 25: Lake Shawnee  (Topeka, KS)–cancelled
  • TBD: USRowing Central Youth Championship–online?
  • TBD: USRowing Youth National Championship (Dependent on qualifications)

Summer 2020*

  • May 26: Season start
  • Jun 6: Bea Ritchie Memorial Regatta (Wichita, KS)
  • Jun 15-27: Learn to Row Camp (Manhattan, KS)
  • Jun 27: MHK Sprints (Manhattan, KS)
  • July 18: Sunflower State Games (Wichita, KS)

Fall 2020*

  • Aug 16: Cookout @ The Boathouse 4-7pm
  • Aug 17: Season Start
  • Sept 26: Head of the Des Moines (Des Moines, IA)
  • Oct 3: Head of the Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Nov 1: 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: Wesley Good

Assistant Coaches: Taylor McMorris, Grace Ure