About The Team
UMass Men's Rowing, or the University of Massachusetts Rowing Association, as it was referred to as under the formal charter, was and remains to this day a competitive rowing club based out of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The club was formally recognized after its first competition on the Connecticut River in 1871. At that time, the University of Massachusetts Amherst was known as the Massachusetts Agricultural College. Ultimately, the nickname "Aggies" was derived and are the nickname that remains for over 50 classes of alumni oarsmen and coxswains. Over the years, the Aggies have become a force to contend with, racing against universities such as Amherst, Yale, and Harvard. The club rose in prominence by capturing major victories in multiple regattas such as the New England Regional Championship, the Dad Vail Regatta, and countless other regattas along the way. UMass Men's Rowing has a historical tradition of producing strong athletes devoted to their teammates, community, and self-improvement--as is evident by the cultivation of Olympians and national team members.