Erging Away in France and the USA

Rescheduled from last week, the Philadelphia Indoor Rowing Challenge will be held at the Kelly Fieldhouse in Philadelphia. Hosted by St. Joseph Preparatory School, there will be 257 entries from 26 clubs.

Also in Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Indoor Sprints will be hosted by the Three Rivers Rowing Association. Sponsored by Concept2 CTS, the Pittsburgh Indoor Rowing Championship is the fourth largest Crash-B qualifier in the world following Melborne, Alexandria and Toronto. 564 entries from 21 clubs will compete: 2000m for Masters, Open, Youth Lightweight and Openweight categories, 1000m for Adaptive, Coxswain and Masters 30+ (no handicap), 3000m Open and Youth categories in addition to relay.

The Ironmen Erg Classic 2016 in Ramsey, New Jersey will be hosted by Don Bosco Prep High School sponsored by Hudson. There will be 392 entries from 37 clubs.

The Northeast Erg Sprints will be held in North Andover, Massachusetts. Master, Open, Collegiate, and Junior categories will compete hosted by Greater Lawrence Rowing totaling 145 entries from 29 clubs.

The MidAtlantic Erg Sprints will be held at TC Williams High School, Alexandria, Virginia. Master, Open, Collegiate, High School, Adaptive, Junior and Coxswain will erg indoors hosted by Alexandria Crew Boosters. Concept2 has provided 180 ergs for 1834 entries from 128 clubs. Late registration is available but not guaranteed. Lightweight rowers are to be weighed before checkin and all rowers must arrive to the warm up room at least 30 minutes prior to their event.

In Chattanooga, the Tennessee Indoor Rowing Championships will be held in Maclellan Gym, 615 McCallue Avenue on the campus of UTC. Master, Open, Collegiate, HIgh School, Junior, Novice, and Coxswain categories will be hosted by UTC Rowing.

The Mark Williams Ergatta will be held in Gainesville, Georgia at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue to benefit the Mark Williams Scholarship Fund. Lake Lanier Rowing Center will host rowers and nonrowers alike to the competition. 59 entries from 4 clubs are expected.

In Indiana, the Indianapolis Indoor Rowing Championships will be hosted by the Indianapolis Rowing Center. 125 entries from 16 clubs will compete at the International School of Indiana, 4330 N. Michigan Road in the Blackwell Gymnasium.

In California, the San Diego Indoor Classic Rowing Championships will be hosted by the San Diego Rowing Club. There will be 146 entries from 10 clubs. Adaptive rowers are asked to bring their own equipment to modify Concept2 ergs.

Motown Madness will be held in where else but Detroit, Michigan hosted by Friends of Detroit Rowing and the Detroit Boat Club Crew which was established in 1839. 143 entries from 12 clubs are expected for the indoor regatta at the DBCC Boathouse on Belle Island. On Friday, February 12, rowers can compete in 30 minute, 1 hour, ½ marathon, and adaptive races, while the Saturday, February 13 races will include 500 meter, 1,000 meter Team Challenge, 2,000 meters, and youth races.

In France, Les Championnats de France d’Aviron 2016, an international competition of 2000m will be held in Paris. Host: Fédération Française d’Aviron.  Web:

Bon courage!


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