Athletes and Coaches

The thirteenth annual Oklahoma City University (OCU) Head of the Oklahoma regatta takes place on the Oklahoma River October 7-8, 2017 as part of Oklahoma City’s premier fall event, the Oklahoma Regatta Festival- a four day celebration of rowing, kayaking, dragon boating and family fun on the Oklahoma River.

In addition to the OCU Head of the Oklahoma, this year’s festival includes OGE Night Sprints and a family festival featuring live music, food from some of Oklahoma City’s most popular food trucks, a beer garden, and a front row seat for all of the races! All of it happens in the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River, adjacent to downtown Oklahoma City and the Bricktown entertainment district. With a sidewalk following the Bricktown canal to the Oklahoma River, crews staying in Bricktown hotels can easily walk to the venue.


Presented by Oklahoma City University (OCU), the Head of the Oklahoma has quickly become one of the top collegiate rowing regattas in the country. The 2017 OCU Head of the Oklahoma will attract an estimated 1,000+ athletes from 40+ collegiate and community rowing clubs, with top crews including the OKC National High Performance Team.  Teams will compete in the 4000m Head of the Oklahoma head race on Saturday with racing beginning at 10:00 am.