Oxygen Optional is an indoor rowing bracket tournament in Manhattan, KS. Each match up will be a head-to-head 250m sprint.

  • Fees: $8 per person. Free for KSU students and local high school students.
  • Saturday December 7th, 2019
  • Combative Sports Center (116 S 4th st)
  • Check-in starts at 9:00am. Races start at 9:30


  • Youth Men
  • Youth Women
  • Collegiate Men
  • Collegiate Women
  • Adult Men (with USRowing calculated age handicap)
  • Adult Women (with USRowing calculated age handicap)

Events may be combined or split depending on the number of entries. The goal is to keep each bracket between 6-10 competitors. Events may be split into Varsity/Novice, Lightweight/Open Weight, or age categories.

Event Definitions

  • Youth: under the age 18 or enrolled in 8th grade through 12th grade.
  • Collegiate: between ages 18 and 25 and enrolled in the first 5 years of higher education.
  • Adult: above the age of 22 or not enrolled in higher education.
  • Novice/Varsity: Novice athletes are in their first year of competitive rowing/training. Collegiate athletes with youth rowing experience and are within their first year as college athlete may compete as collegiate novice.
  • Lightweight: under 160lbs for men, under 130lbs for women