Rowers Wanted

We are a club sport at CSU that competes at the varsity level. No experience necessary to join. The desire to compete and be a part of a team is. We travel out of state together on weekends during regatta season. We work hard together, get strong together and win together as a crew.

CSU Rowing stands for a winning attitude, strong desire to succeed, and self-confidence of enduring achievement. We want you to join us, try it out, and see how much you like it.

Read more about the team on our About Rowing section.

We are always looking for CSU students to join the team as rowers and coxswains (rowers row; coxswains don’t row, but they steer, direct, and support the boats/rowers during practices and races).

Please Sign up Online or Email us. We row out of the Cleveland Rowing Foundation boathouse. It may be the most challenging and rewarding thing you’ve ever done. Come Join The Family!

No Experience Necessary!

Fall 2017 Regatta Schedule (* indicates regatta is for selected crews only)
September 16Head of the CuyahogaCleveland, OH
September 23Frogtown RegattaToledo, OH
October 7Head of the OhioPittsburgh, PA
October 21-22*Head of the CharlesBoston, MA
October 29Speakmon Memorial RegattaColumbus, OH
November 4*Head of the HoochChattanooga, TN

Reasons To Join

  • You will make interesting friends and travel with them
  • Group Fitness – You’ll workout harder and won’t miss a day if your do it with others
  • Its something new, healthy, interesting, exciting and fun!
  • No experience is necessary and you can walk on unlike varsity sports
  • We compete against schools that CSU’s varsity sports compete against: all Ohio college rowing clubs, OSU, MSU,GVSU,Mercyhurst, etc…


Team Values

  • Pride – We represent Cleveland State University at regional competitions against universities from all over North America.
  • Dedication – We practice five times a week or more throughout the whole school year.
  • Teamwork – Rowing creates synergy and demands support from all members.
  • Tradition – We apply what we learn on the water to our everyday lives.

The team is open to all Cleveland State University students. Previous experience is not required; open mindedness and application of our team values is!


Helpful Links

Basics of rowing on an Erg Video

Rowing Technique Video

Our Orgsync page – https://orgsync.com/join/35397/viking-crew