March 27, 2023

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Crew at Okay-State providing free ‘Be taught to Row’ occasions

Whilst you may need seen rowing machines on the gymnasium, not everybody will get to exit on the water. The Kansas State rowing crew is right here to alter that.

“Anybody who’s keen on crew, anybody who’s keen on rowing, has the possibility to return down and be taught the fundamentals and get within the water,” Sofie Erickson, ladies’s workforce captain mentioned.

Crew at Okay-State is internet hosting “Be taught to Row” occasions each Monday all through April, designed to get individuals of all rowing experiences out on the water.

“Right this moment’s simply type of a day to get individuals uncovered,” Henry Castro-Miller, males’s workforce captain, mentioned. “I all the time say that we would like individuals to decide on to not row than to by no means have any concept it exists.”

After a fast dialogue, attendees assist get the boat down on the water, undergo coaching workout routines with assist from workforce members and are pushed out on Tuttle Creek Lake.

“If you get a bunch of people that can all transfer properly collectively,” Wesley Good, Crew coach, mentioned, “and transfer in time, and are working towards in direction of and coaching in direction of a particular competitors, it creates a extremely robust connection between everybody within the boat.”

A part of the aim of the free occasion is member recruitment for the crew workforce, which competes towards different faculties all year long.

“We attempt to do these periodically … to introduce extra individuals and make our workforce extra identified on campus,” Good mentioned.

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For workforce president Mason Phillips, rowing helps him knock two issues off his to-do checklist at one time.

“I wanted a bunch of pals, and I wanted a bunch to exercise with, and rowing is a sport the place you get a exercise and meet individuals as a result of it’s a workforce,” Phillips mentioned. “So it was [like], ‘Why not?’”

Attendee Tanner Koch went out on the water for the primary time on the first occasion of the 12 months on March 28, 2022.

“Yeah, it was a superb time,” Koch mentioned. “Everybody was actually pleasant. I realized one thing. I by no means had the chance to do that earlier than, so it’s cool I used to be really capable of, and totally free.”

Extra details about Crew at Okay-State is accessible by means of the workforce’s Instagram, @kansasstatecrew.