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Our Story

We are going on our 9th year of being a program at Southern Oregon. SOU rowing is still pushing through the recovering years after the pandemic stunted our program attendance and leadership. Being a former gold medalist of the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association at Sacramento in 2019 for the Women's double and silver medalists in the American National championships in Atlanta, Georgia in 2017 SOU has qualified for nationals three times and went twice. 


As we rebuild this club, our goal is to create a community where those who want to learn about rowing and those who want to continue rowing can join each other in a boat and row as one. We aim to bring in everyone ranging in experience and teach them the sport of rowing. 


We are a student-run club that collaborates with Rogue Rowing to teach Novices from the ground up. We make room for those who only aim to learn about rowing to those who want to race collegiately. SOU rowing participates in two regattas located in Eugene, OR. and Sacramento CA. in the spring term. We give our athletes the choice of racing or not and look forward to receiving students of any experience. 


Anyone and everyone is welcome! No experience is needed!

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Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6am - 8 am

Saturdays: 11am -1pm



Learn to row season, we hold recruitment up until the second week of winter term. Fall term is used to teach students how to row and get an understanding of the sport as a whole. (recruiting novices)



If planning to race all practices in winter term will be mandatory unless further communicated with our Captains. (recruiting novices until Jan 20th)



A mandatory training session for those racing where we row twice a day for 5 days. Spring break locations have been located at Lake Shasta, or Portland Oregon in the Willamette. Location is subject to change yearly. 



Racing season! Racing dates usually fall on the beginning and end of April. With a small race in Eugene Oregon comprising Oregon and Washington universities, is a good welcome match for new rowers. As we make our way to WIRA in Sacramento, California our small club gets to show our skills against schools up and down the whole west coast and have the potential of qualifying for nationals. 

Info for the 2023-2024 Season

We recruit and teach novices all throughout Fall Term, Sep 22-Dec 7th, and into the first two weeks of Winter Term, Jan 8th-Jan 20th. No experience is necessary to join!


Location: Rogue Rowing Boathouse / Emigrant Lake at 175 Emigrant Lake Road (rides and carpooling available)


Practice Times: Tues & Thurs 6:00am-8:00am, and Sat 11:00am-1:00pm.


Interested, or have more questions? Email us at!

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