Welcome to Iowa State Crew Club!
ISU Crew Club was established in 2002 and we’ve been tearing up the water ever since!
Interested in joining? No prior experience with rowing is needed! We will teach you everything you need to know about competitive rowing. Feel free to join us at any of our practices at Lied Recreation Athletic Center from 6:00-7:00 am. Men practice Monday-Wednesday-Friday; Women practice Tuesday-Thursday-Friday. Meet us at the tables next to the rock wall, hope to see you there!
Club dues are $100 a semester. Dues pay for travel, repairs, race day snacks, and registration fees.
We schedule five races in the fall, and three races in the spring (which include indoor erg competitions). All members are also welcome to join us on spring break! We travel to Arkansas and enjoy a week of camping, and rowing on Lake Ouachita and the Little Rock River.
“The object of the endeavor is, of course, to make the boat move through the water as quickly as possible. But the faster the boat goes, the harder it is to row well. The enormously complicated sequence of movements, each of which an oarsman must execute with exquisite precision, becomes exponentially more difficult to perform as the stroke rate increases… In this sense, speed is both the rower’s ultimate goal and also his greatest foe. Put another way, beautiful and effective rowing often means painful rowing. An unnamed coach is reputed to have said, bluntly, ‘Rowing is like a beautiful duck. On the surface it is all grace, but underneath the bastard’s paddling like mad!'” – From The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Sept. 30th we will compete in our first regatta of the season at the Head of the Des Moines! Oct. 8th we will be competing in one of the nation's largest regattas at the Head of the Rock! Oct 14th we continue our season at Row the Miss in Moline, Illinois. Nov. 4th we will finish the season strong with the Frostbite Regatta in Wichita, Kansas!
Practice at Hickory Grove Park
Celebratory coxswain celebration
Des Moines Regatta '15
Spring Break Camping!