The Midwinter Meltdown will be held today, January 16, 2016 at the University of Wisconsin Madison Porter Boathouse in you guessed it Madison, Wisconsin. Mendota Rowing Club will host 82 entries from 20 clubs to the indoor venue comprised of 1000m, 2000m, 6000m and relays using Concept2 Model D Ergs. Rowers will compete to receive round trip air transportation to Boston for the 2016 CRASH-Bs. The CRASH-B Sprints are the World Indoor Rowing Chanpionships to be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016.
The 5th Annual Greater Dayton Erg Sprint will take place in the Vandalia Recreation Center Gym at 1111 Stonequarry Road, Dayton, Ohio 45414. The Greater Dayton Rowing Association will host 78 entries from 5 clubs. Rowers of all levels will compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals in various categories of 2000m competition. Crews will also row 500m in quad relay races against other crews of 4 to simulate a shell. There will be no medals for the relays.
In Oklahoma, the Tulsa Youth Rowing Association will be hosting 136 entries from 7 clubs to the 1st annual TYRA 2K indoor rowing competition. The indoor venue will take place at Okie CrossFit, 6511 E 44th St in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The inaugural event is a fundraiser for youth rowing initiatives in the greater Tulsa area. There will be three levels of competition. The first competition will be best times in weight and age categories competing on Concept2 ergs in a 2000k. The second competition will be comprised of teams rowing 1000k with combined scores averaged to determine the best erg score. This event will award best Trophy including a Corporate Trophy for best company participating in the event, a great team building opportunity. The third event is the most comprehensive with a special CrossFit WOD, otherwise known as CrossFit “Workout of the Day” and the signature “TYRA 2K.” The event is comprised of a 600m row, 30 Air Squats, 500m row, 30 Sit Ups, 400m row, 30 Push Ups, 300m row, 30 Burpees, ending with a 200m row to be completed in the shortest time possible. Whether you can handle one or all three events is up to you! All proceeds will go to raising awareness in youth rowing.
In Hollis, New Hampshire it is not only a midwinter meltdown but a HB Crew Winter Warmer Ergatta. Hollis Brookline Cavaliers Crew will host 92 entries from 13 clubs at Hollis Brookline High School. There will be individual and 4x relay events.
The European Indoor Rowing Championships will be held today at the Audi Auditorium in Gyor, Hungary. Web: http://www.ecrowing2016.hu
Good luck to all!