RCW: A Look Back 3.33

As the rowing team prepares to head to Kansas City and Wyandotte County Lake for the annual Dillons Sunflower Showdown on Saturday, April 29, let’s take A Look Back at where the team used to practice … in the southeast corner of Allen Fieldhouse, on the third floor. 

Allen Fieldhouse has been a multi-sport facility since its creation, so when the varsity rowing team formed 1996 and needed a space to practice when it couldn’t be out on the water, Allen Fieldhouse became its secondary home.  The women stored their ergometers (rowing machines) behind a chain link fence, pulling them out for practice.  When the Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center opened in 2003, the rowing team moved its indoor practices to the old Shaffer-Holland Strength Center at the north end of Anschutz Sports Pavilion.  Now, the fence is gone on the third floor, but some paint remnants remain (it used to say “Women’s Rowing” in alternating blue and red letters) if you look on the floor!