The University of Michigan Men's Rowing Team consistently ranks among the best collegiate crews in the nation in spring championship races including the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) National Invitational, and American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) National Championships. The team boasts a thirteen-year winning streak as the ACRA Men's Team Point Champions. If you think you can help Michigan Rowing continue its national prominence, come to an Open Boathouse or Info Meeting, and be sure to fill out a recruitment questionnaire HERE.
The best rowers are usually tall, strong, lean, and have great stamina, but more importantly, they really crave competition. As a first-year rower, you will be competing against other first-year oarsmen. No previous experience is necessary, 80% of the team are walk-ons. • Fall -- You learn the sport and are introduced to training and racing. • Winter -- Indoor Training in preparation for Spring Championship races. • Spring Break -- Training trip to a southern destination. • Spring -- Competitions around the country on weekends in April and May.
As a member of the University of Michigan Men’s Rowing Team, you will get in the best physical shape of your life and experience great camaraderie, all while learning a new sport. As University of Michigan student-athletes, classes and GPA are just as important as rowing. The rowing team boasts a 3.4GPA and practice times work around your class schedule, and fall practices are short and take place in the afternoons after classes.