COLORADO STATE CREW
Established in 2005, The Colorado State University Crew Team practices in the early morning from the Inlet Bay Marina at Horsetooth Reservoir. With about two major Regatta's a semester, the team practices four days a week. The 20 members on the coed team worked hard to represent CSU this fall season. The mission: "to provide a fun and competitive rowing experience to novice and experienced rowers at Colorado State University. We emphasize team bonding and leadership in order to create a more cohesive team and provide opportunities for growth to both the team and each of our rowers," demonstrates the team's work ethic and passion for inclusion. It was humbling for me to wake up hours before dawn and observe this group of students train while the rest of Fort Collins slept. This story follows the team's journey practicing on open water. During the winter season, with low water levels and frozen fingers, the team conditions on indoor erg rowing machines. The following photos were taken between September and early November when the reservoir was safe to row on.