For our competition team, spring is the championship season of rowing. Building off of the gains made during winter season, spring training and races culminate in the USRowing Regional Regatta in Oklahoma City…and for those who qualify, the Junior National Championship beyond that!
For newcomers, practice is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:30-5:30pm starting Monday 28 February and concluding with our whole team racing at a new event in Edwardsville, KS, Saturday 13 May.
The first few weeks of the season we usually have to play by ear as to whether it’s warm enough for the team to be outdoors on the water or if we have to be in the gym a little longer. When we row indoors, we’re downstairs in the Combative Sport Center located at 116 S 4th St, downtown Manhattan.
To counteract the unpredictable Kansas conditions, we also take the team on an optional spring break trip to Waco, TX, (Sun 13 March to Sat 19 March). This training camp gives us some early water time while the weather back home is less favorable for rowing. Much of the extra cost of this trip can be fundraised at our annual Row For Humanity event.
Whether you can come on the spring break trip or not, athletes of all levels are welcome to join us for the season! Learn more about our two different practice schedules on our Participation Levels page, or sign up for the season here!