Shocker Rowing travels to KU

Last week, the University of Kansas hosted the KU Jamboree. This is the first year for the Jamboree, an invitational 3-mile head race hosted by KU and Shocker Rowing. The Shockers saw solid racing from all of the programs at the regatta.

On the women’s side, the Shockers raced against MVC schools Drake and Creighton.

The men went against in state rivals KU and KSU.

During this regatta, the Shockers entered more small boats than they did in Oklahoma. The Men’s 1x, Men’s 2-, Men’s 2x and Women’s 2x are all events the Shockers tested their speed this time around.

The Men’s Varsity 8+ won 15:05 to KU, 15:16, and KSU, 16:12. The Men’s Novice 8+ won with a time of 16:47 to KU, 17:02 and KSU, 17:06.

The Women’s Novice 8+ had a solid race, finishing fifth of 11 teams and ahead of the Kansas State A boat, the B and C boats from the University of Kansas, the A and B boats from UCO, and the boat from Drake.

Overall, the Shocker Rowing team is thrilled to have been part of the event.

“This was a good test for us,” said head coach Calvin Cupp. “We are seeing many of the same crews we raced in OKC two weeks ago and will see some of these crews in another two weeks in Wichita.”

On Nov. 3, the Shockers will host the Frostbite Regatta on the Little Arkansas River at Riverside Park in Wichita.