K-State Closes Out Fall Season at Jayhawk Jamboree

MANHATTAN, Kan. – After an impressive showing at the Head of the Oklahoma two weeks ago, the Kansas State women’s rowing team will close out its fall schedule as the Wildcats make the short drive down I-70 to compete in the Jayhawk Jamboree at Burcham Park on Sunday.

The event is slated to begin at 11 a.m. CT, with the Wildcats’ first boat going off at 12:15 p.m. CT. Admission and parking to the event are free. 

“We are really looking forward to this weekend’s competition,” head coach Patrick Sweeney said. “The varsity boats will line up differently than they did at the Head of the Oklahoma. The novice boats will be the same so they can continue to grow.”

At last fall’s Jayhawk Jamboree, the Wildcats saw four boats finish in the top-five in their respective races, including third-place finishes by the Novice 8+ and the Novice 4+ ‘A’. The team’s Varsity 8+ ‘A’ also posted a strong result in the 300 meter sprints, making it to the semifinals of the competition. 

Sweeney will be looking for similar productivity in this year’s race and believes that the team is in a good place to be successful heading into winter training. 

“The team is training well and the girls are in good shape physically,” Sweeney said. “We are in a good pace as we head into Sunday’s races and into the winter.”

More information on Sunday’s event, including a schedule and directions, can be found on the Kansas women’s rowing homepage by clicking here.  

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