Be PArt of a Legacy - Join Crew!
OPEN TRYOUTS START SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
The Men's Rowing program at Michigan State is part of a legacy which stretches back over 60 years. As one of the oldest and largest sports clubs, the MSU Crew Club is looking to maintain and build on its history of excellence. The team is looking for strong, athletic, dedicated men to become a part of the next generation of rowers at Michigan State. No rowing experience is necessary to try out, and 85% of our varsity rowers began their rowing career as Freshmen. MSU Crew has a long tradition of selecting individuals with athletic ability and drive and transforming them into competitive intercollegiate athletes.
The Crew Club races against the fastest collegiate teams in the country
In the 2016/2017 racing calendar, the crew club raced head to head against teams like Army, Purdue, University of California, and of course, our rivals in Ann Arbor at local, regional and national competitions. They also raced at the largest regatta in the country, the 52nd Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston Massachusetts. The team also dominated “THE” Ohio State University and reclaimed the States Cup after it has spent the previous year in Columbus.
Get the best seat in the boat - Become a Coxswain!
A coxswain's job is to steer the rowing shell, to give all of the commands to the rowers both on and off the water, and to execute race strategy. Coxswains are essential to the success of the team, and a skilled coxswain can greatly enhance the boat's speed. Men or women can cox for a men’s crew; gender makes no difference. Coxswains are capable of making quick, calculated decisions, and are usually small and lightweight.
If you have coxing experience, you are at an advantage. If you have not coxed, we will teach you if you have the right attitude and demeanor.
If you are interested in joining the Michigan State Crew Club, or would like to learn more, please fill out the recruitment form by following this link: