By far one of the most misunderstood and tight-woven sports known to man. A high-school crew is usually frowned upon as a "cult", due to the immense amount of commitment and unity found amongst the rowers and Cox'ns. By attending and perticipating in regular practices, a rower will develop a well toned, muscular, "Ripped like Jesus" appearance.
Contrary to popular belief, Rowing is not just for the preppy kids. The majority, sadly enough, of crews is made up of preppy kids because of the immense costs of boats and equipment. a single oar costs approximately $250 USD. Boats range in price from $2,500USD. to $250,000+USD.
In the winter and off season, rowers use an erg
(see mideval torture machine
)for training. A college rower is known to exert his- or herself so far as to vomit while still erging, or even find him-/herself unable to stand.
Ironically, Crew is the only sport derived from a form of capital punishment. (see vikings