By Doug Puppel
The new Nevada State College crew team and a community rowing club have taken to the waters of Lake Las Vegas.
The Nevada State Scorpions squad kicked off its inaugural season last month with a multi-team meet that brought some of the nation’s top rowers to the man-made lake in Henderson.
Jim Andersen, who has coached future Olympians during a career in competitive rowing, was brought to Southern Nevada to coach the Nevada State rowing team, which is college’s first sports team.
He also heads the all-ages Lake Las Vegas Rowing Club, which he said he hopes will foster interest in the sport among high schoolers. The club is six months old and has 35 members.
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