Located less than 10 minutes from the K-State campus, the Breidenthal Boathouse provides a beautiful and convenient home for K-State Rowing
Sitting above Elk’s Cove, on the Tuttle Creek Reservoir, the existing boathouse was erected in 1968. The 80’ x 60’ boathouse has two concrete bays lined with racks for the various shells used for training and racing. The boathouse has space for over 20 eights and fours, as well as additional space for several smaller boats. The facility is located less than ten minutes from K-State’s campus.
Although the K-State Women's Rowing team has ample facilities for the fleet, the boathouse was not ideal for the student-athletes themselves. So, through The Boathouse Campaign, including a generous lead gift from George Breidenthal, in honor of whom the new Teamhouse is named, the program raised the funds for a new $1.3 million team facility. Groundbreaking for the building occurred in Spring 2003 and the Teamhouse opened in Fall 2005.
The building includes a team locker room, shower and bathroom facilities, a large team meeting area, an on-site training room, coaching offices and a “Catbacker” food and beverage area for home events and other festivities.
Combined with the existing boathouse, the facilities total more than 10,000 square feet of space dedicated to K-State Women’s Rowing.
Team locker rooms.
INTERCOLLEGIATE ROWING CENTER
INDOOR ROWING CENTER & AHEARN FIELD HOUSE
The K-State Indoor Rowing Center is 1,300-square feet and holds 40 ergs for Wildcat training.
The erg facility is equipped with wall-to-wall and rolling mirrors as well as video equipment to aid in the technical development of the team. Other land training equipment can also be accessed at this facility.
The erg center is located on campus, in Ahearn Field House, allowing land training to be a convenient part of each student-athlete's daily schedule.
Legendary Ahearn Field House, which housed K-State's successful basketball programs for nearly 40 years, now houses many of the K-State varsity athletic offices, including the rowing offices.
The venue is also one of America 's showplace indoor facilities. It houses the natatorium, indoor track, four tennis courts, K-State volleyball, and the Ward Haylett Track in Ahearn makes it one of the top indoor facilities in the Midwest.
BUD AND MARTI NEWELL STRENGTH COMPLEX
The Bud and Marti Newell Strength and Conditioning Complex, which is located in the Vanier Sports Complex, is a newly-renovated 13,000 square foot weight facility that includes more than $100,000 worth of essential weight training equipment.
The complex also contains a new improved athletic training facility complete with hydrotherapy center.
Under the guidance and supervision of head strength coach Mike Kent, and a nationally certified strength and conditioning staff, each and every athlete is trained to reach peak physical performance.
The state-of-the-art training facility is an integral part of K-State’s rowing success.
VANIER ACADEMIC LEARNING CENTER
Named for donors Jack and Mary Vanier, the Vanier Complex not only is the home to the nationally-prominent Kansas State football team, but also houses one of the top academic facilities.
Among the features of the academic learning center are: