WESTERN

WASHINGTON

UNIVERSITY

MEN'S ROWING

OUR HISTORY

Established in 1969 through a grant by Red Haskell, WWU Men’s Rowing has been a staple of the Pacific Northwest rowing scene for over 50 years. The team's early years were marked with extraordinary success, including a top five finish at the IRA Championship Regatta. The Viking Crew were the first men’s rowing team in the country to compete in a major competition with a female coxswain, paving the way for generations of rowers. The Viking Crew also hosted one of the premiere West Coast regattas in the Samish Sprints held every spring. The team transitioned into a club sport in 2000 and continues the legacy built by previous generations of rowers. Today, the Viking Crew rows out of the Jack Marolich shell house on beautiful Lake Whatcom. The team boasts over thirty dedicated rowers and coxswains, and travels to regattas around the country.