The rowers from universities representing South Korea, including UNIST were set to gather and compete at the 17th Inter-University Rowing Competition, which took place in Lake Yedang from July 23-24, 2022.
Hosted by the Korean Rowing Association (KRA) and the Yesan Sports Council and organized by the Seoul National University and Chungnam Rowing Association, the competition has been participated by the Seoul National University, Korea University, Yonsei University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, DGIST, and Inha University.
In this two-day long rowing competition, UNIST won the first place at both Men’s YB eight (8+) and Men’s coxed four (+4) and a second place finish at Women’s coxed four (+4) to capture the championship overall. This is the second remarkable achievement, following the 48th Jang Bogo Flag National Rowing Championship, which took place in June 2021.
Started as a friendly competition amonst the Seoul National University, Yonsei University, and Korea University, this Inter-University Rowing Competition has been developed into the best amateur rowing competition in Korea, both in name and reality. Besides, among the amateur rowing competitions in Korea, this is the first to ever hold a race, covering a distance of 2,000 m with eight (+8).
The UNIST Rowing Club is a registered club, established in 2013 with the aim of nurturing human resources in science and technology who have a cooperative spirit, strong physical strength, and excellent leadership skills. Open to anyone interested in the sport of rowing, the club currently consists of 80 members and is still growing. The club also boasts 6 racing boats and 1 rescue boat. The primary objectives of the club are to foster and promote the sport of rowing at all levels.