Rowing (also referred to as crew) started as a form of transportation, but grew into a popular sport. Rowers compete in individual events, and in teams of two, four and eight.

Rowing at the Olympics

Rowing (also referred to as crew) started as a form of transportation, but grew into a popular sport. Rowers compete in individual events, and in teams of two, four and eight. There are two types of rowing events: sculling and sweeping. In sculling events each rower has two oars, compared to one oar each in sweeping events. Eight member teams have one member (the coxswain) responsible for steering and directing the crew. Other teams steer using a foot pedal-controlled rudder.

MSU Rowing Team

We were allowed a Beneath the Pines sneak peek at the erg room and team locker room. You can make a gift in support of the rowing team, club team or facilities at the MSU Giving website. 

The Erg Room
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