Jayhawk Jamboree Opens Rowing Season on Sunday

Jayhawk Jamboree
Lawrence, Kansas
Kansas Rowing Boat House
Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015
11 a.m. CT
Results: @KU_Rowing

11 a.m. Fun Zone opens
11:30 a.m. Open Singles/Doubles
12 p.m. Novice Eight
12:45 p.m. Varsity Four
2 p.m. Novice Four
2:45 p.m. Varsity Eight
3:30 p.m. 300m Sprints

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas Rowing will host the third annual Jayhawk Jamboree at the Kansas Rowing Boathouse at Burcham Park on Sunday, Oct. 18. Sunday’s event is the largest Jayhawk Jamboree to date with nine teams and 123 boats competing. The Jayhawks welcome women’s varsity teams from Kansas State, Iowa, Tulsa, and Creighton to the banks of the Kaw for a fun-filled event for fans.

Kansas Athletics will set up the Fun Zone for fans near the river bank during the day’s events. Members of the Spirit Squad and Baby Jay will be interacting with the fans, accompanied by live music throughout the day from the KU Pep Band and two other local Lawrence bands.

Traditional festival food such as corn dogs, cotton candy and kettle corn will be available as the concession stand. Beverages will be available for purchase from Free State Brewing Company.

“We are always excited about competing in the race and continuing an event that is become a special tradition in our program,” Rowing head coach Rob Catloth said. “This group of teams we are competing against on Sunday will be a very good test for us early in the season.”

Jayhawk Jamboree festivities will begin at 11 a.m., and conclude around 4 p.m. The event will be a head race, using a time-trial format, as the Kansas River lacks adequate width to host six or more lanes for competition. Boats will be launched approximately 15 seconds apart from one another and the boat with the fastest time wins the competition, not necessarily the first to cross the finish line.

The event will also include club teams in the area, including the Kansas men’s and women’s crew teams. The Jayhawk Jamboree is not scored by team, rather as individual competition.

The Jayhawk Jamboree is the first of two regattas in which KU will be competing this fall. Kansas will travel to the Tulsa Fall Invitational in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Nov. 6-7, to conclude the fall season.


Open Men’s 2X, 2-, 1X
Wichita State Club 1X
Kansas Club 1x

Open Women’s 2X, 2-, 1X
Kansas 2- (A, B C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J)
Kansas 1X (K, L, M)
Creighton 2X (A, B, C)
Iowa 2X
Tulsa 2X (A, B, C, D, E, F)
Unattached 1X
Wichita State Club 2X (A)
Wichita State Club 2- (B, C)
Kansas Club 1X (B)
Kansas Club 2X (A)
Kansas State Club 1X (B)
Kansas State Club 2- (A)

Collegiate Men’s Novice 8
Colorado (A, B, C)
Wichita State Club (A, B)
Kansas Club
Kansas State Club

Collegiate Women’s Novice 8
Kansas (A, B, C, D)
Colorado (A, B)
Creighton (A, B)
Iowa (A, B)
Wichita State Club (A, B)
Kansas State

Collegiate Men’s Varsity 4
Colorado (A, B)
Wichita State Club
Kansas Club
Kansas State Club

Collegiate Women’s Varsity 4
Kansas (A, B, C, D, E)
Kansas State (A, B, C, D, E)
Tulsa (A, B, C, D, E)
Iowa (A, B, C)
Creighton (A, B, C)
Colorado (A, B)
Kansas Club

Collegiate Men’s Novice 4
Kansas State Club (A, B)

Collegiate Women’s Novice 4
Kansas (A, B, C, D)
Creighton (A, B, C)
Kansas State (A, B, C)
Colorado (A, B)
Iowa (A, B)
Tulsa (A)

Collegiate Men’s 8
Colorado (A, B, C)
Wichita State Club (A, B, C)
Kansas Club (A, B)                         
Kansas State Club (A)

Collegiate Women’s 8
Creighton (A, B, C)
Kansas (A, B, C)
Wichita State Club (A, B, C)
Kansas State (A, B)
Tulsa (A, B)