I Bet You Did Not Know.....

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Suburban




Did you know that in the Kansas City area we have rowing. Rowing? Yes, it is not just an east coast sport.

The Kansas City Rowing Club  is made up of experienced and novice rowers, men and women, adults and high schoolers. It truly is a beautiful sport to watch. Our daughter began rowing her Sophomore year in high school. She has gained the experience of a sport she may do the rest of her life along with calloused hands and overall fitness. This is a sport a mother can watch...unlike rugby.


Yes, Kansas City also has Rugby. Having lived in KC since 1968, I had no idea that either sport exsisted here...but they do and with great following. As I said, rowing is a beautiful sport to watch. Rugby is not. This is not a sport for mothers to watch. To the best of my understanding, rubgy is like football without the pads. Unlike rowing, rugby is not a sport you can play as you get older. In one game I witnessed a player being hit so hard that an ambulance was needed to remove him PLUS my son's friend tore his ACL. No, this is not a sport for mothers to watch.




Comments (4)

Danny Smith

I had never lived anywhere that had it or even thought about Rowing until I moved to Austin. But Austin is a pretty active place to live. There is rowing, Kayacking, and Paddle boats on TownLake.




Feb 08, 2007 07:32 PM
Jacqueline McCroy Elbert
RE/MAX Realty Suburban - Overland Park, KS
Danny--I love those pictures! What program do you use for the slideshow?
Feb 09, 2007 03:32 AM
Brian Brady
San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751 - San Diego, CA
Great pics.  I rowed a single in high school, also.  I'm impressed.  A single isn't for beginners.  Marc Blasi is also a former sculler.
Feb 09, 2007 06:29 PM
Jacqueline McCroy Elbert
RE/MAX Realty Suburban - Overland Park, KS
Brian--The first time I saw Amelia go down to the river with a boat on her shoulder I thought "She looks so small and that river looks so big".  She has loved rowing and may do it in college as a club sport.
Feb 10, 2007 07:40 AM