Who are we?
We pride ourselves on being a close tight knit family of highly competitive athletes, that mostly began rowing in college. Our team is comprised of ex-HS athletes from almost every high school sport and our team is represented by almost every major, from pharmacy to engineering to business and psychology. We are a student run organization that is governed by CSIC (Club Sports and Intramural Council) rather than the athletic department of the university.
Is previous rowing experience required?
No! In fact, most of our incoming novices have never rowed before coming to URI. Our team has successfully helped develop national champions and Olympians who came to college without prior rowing experience.
When is practice and how much does it cost?
We allow everyone interested in joining our team to try us out for at least two weeks before new rowers owe us any money. After that new rowers can choose to break up team dues into separate smaller installments payable throughout the year or pay it all once. In the fall we schedule novice practices in the afternoon around their class schedule with practices typically lasting an hour to two hours.
What makes a good rower?
Generally good rowers are tall, strong athletes that are fierce competitors, However we have many smaller lightweight rowers who are tough, and competitive enough to win against bigger opponents. We are always on the lookout for coxswains (pronounced “cock-sens”), the smallest team members who steer the boat and keep the rowers focused and on pace whenever we are on the water.
What are our goals?
Our goal is to develop a team comprised of highly motivated and competitive student athletes who’s focus is to win against other institutions in intercollegiate rowing. If you’re willing to work together with your teammates to better yourself and those around you (not only in the rowing environment) we want you to join our program. We take pride in the dedication that is required by each of our members to run a nationally known rowing program which includes, but is not limited to, going to practice everyday, fundraising on the clubs behalf and representing URI inside and outside of our community.
Reasons to join
Chance to be a College Athlete
join a successful team that has won 4 National championships throughout the last two years
Make a lot of new friends, and join a team that prides itself on being a supportive family.