Shocker alumni rowers realize dream of building boathouse on Little Arkansas

The Wichita Rowing Association founded Wichita State University crew in 1974, and that shared history remains important to many former Shockers.

On May 8, the WRA dedicated its $250,000 Riverside Rowing Center Boathouse at Riverside Park on the Little Arkansas River. The project, privately funded, involved many former Shocker rowers who spent decades dreaming, planning and working toward construction. They remain committed to nurturing the sport because of the influence it’s had on their lives.