Drake rowers have access to the Knapp Center Weight Room and our knowledgeable strength and conditioning staff. The area boasts 5,800 square feet of space and contains a variety of free weights, racks and weight machines. The weight room is open only to Drake student-athletes.
The team stores its ergometers (Concept2) on the Knapp Center mezzanine, overlooking the basketball court to the north and out onto campus to the south. Rowers train on the ergs, or rowing machines, to supplement out door rowing.
All varsity athletes, including rowers have access to Drake's athletic trainers. The Bell Center Athletic Training Room contains a large variety of rehabilitation equipment and houses the offices of the athletic training staff. There are two primary physicians included in the Drake athletic medical team; Dr. Scott Meyer, MD and Dr. Stephen Ash, MD. Between the two surgeons, Drake student-athletes receive top-notch care. These two make weekly visits to the Drake athletic training room to evaluate the student-athletes. For more information please visit the training room website