SkiErg Sprints Recap (and Fashion Review)

Nov 18, 2011

Kevin and Jeff take skiing more seriously than their spandex.

Results are in! The SkiErg World Sprints attracted over 800 competitors from 10 different countries this year in a 1000 meter race for speed. Jennie Bender and Chris McLaughlin continued their dominance with overall wins. Both Bender and McLaughlin put over eight seconds between themselves and their respective competition.

A number of Concept2 employees participated in the World Sprints, and while some of the outfits were laughable, the competition was serious!

Drama unfolded when Greg Hammond and Josh Carlson dueled it out across the Atlantic. Greg Hammond, traveling for business, completed his 1000 meters during a visit to Concept2’s Germany office. There, he edged out Josh Carlson by only .3 seconds!

SkiErg Sprinters in Germany

Other notable Concept2 performances were turned in by Peter Dreissigacker (2nd in Men 60–69 in 3:40.9) ahead of his brother Dick (3rd in 3:43.7). And Judy Geer took second in the Women’s 50–59 age group in 4:07.7 but couldn’t catch Terry Smythe of UCanRow2, who won the division with a time of 4:03.5.

Pete, Dick and Judy modeling their prizes.

Bells are awarded to the overall winners in each age group. Headbands to second place. Prizes will ship soon. With warm temperatures thwarting snow-making efforts here in Vermont, we’ll ring in the season wishing for snow!

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