Join The Family

Crew 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. No Sissies, Slackers, Whiners, Quitters, or Spectators Need Apply!

CSU Rowing stands for a winning attitude, strong desire to succeed, and self-confidence of enduring achievement. We want you to join us, try out, and see if you can cut it. There’s no shame in not making it, just in not trying

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 2015 Event/Regatta Schedule
Aug. 24Practice starts, 5:30AM-7:15AM Mon - FriCRF Boathouse
Sept. 19Head of the CuyahogaCRF Boathouse
Oct. 3Head of the GenesseeRochester, NY
Oct. 10Navy Day Regatta (top boats only)Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 31 Head of the EagleIndianapolis, IN
Nov. 7-8 Head of the HoochChattanooga, TN

Spring 2014 Event/Regatta Schedule
11-Jan6 AM First day of winter conditioning New recruits andÊwalk-ons ÊwelcomeÊCleveland Rowing Foundation Boathouse
13-Feb8-2PM: Hammer Ergatta (2K) Indoor RaceCleveland State University
7-9PM: After Party @ Flat Iron FundraiserFlat Iron Cafe
March 5-13Spring Break TrainingTampa, FL
TBDCleveland Collegiate RegattaCleveland, OH
TBDCincinnati RegattaCincinnati, OH
TBDMACRA ChampionshipsYpsilanti, MI
May 14/15Dad VailsÊ(Top Boat(s) only)Philadelphia, PA

Summer 2014 Event/Regatta Schedule
June-AugSummer Season BeginsCRF boathouse
Summer College Rowing League - Experience Rowers OnlyChicago, IL
Chicago SprintsGrand Rapids, MI

Reasons To Join

  • 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… In the past we’ve even compete against Ivy League teams.


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 full-time 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 –