Olympics

Testing Season for Skiers

Jun 20, 2016

The Green Racing Project (GRP) is an Olympic development cross-country ski, biathlon and rowing program based at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Craftsbury, Vermont. GRP athletes train year-round and race throughout the country, often earning opportunities to represent the US in international competition. Along the way, the athletes live as sustainably as they can, take care of their environment, and give back to their community.

The following blog was posted recently on the GRP Ski blog. We thought you might be interested in hearing about some of the ways they use the Concept2 SkiErg.
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Olympic Dreams

Mar 24, 2016

 

Every four years, the Olympics bring out wonderful stories of strength, courage, and passion. Concept2 recently met an athlete with a unique path to Olympic rowing. Two years ago, Daniel Marquardt weighed around 300 pounds and realized that he had to do something about it. So he bought a Concept2 Indoor Rower and started training. Once he realized he had potential in the sport, he set his sights on the Olympic Games. He’s currently preparing for the FISA Asian and Oceanic Olympic Qualifying Regatta in the heavyweight single scull (M1x) as a representative for Samoa. Continue Reading ›

Paralympic Continental Cup at Craftsbury

Jan 25, 2016


In the first week of January 2016, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center hosted a ParaNordic Continental Cup, including both ski and biathlon races. Competitors included members of Team USA and Team Canada as well as developing athletes. Races included categories for sit ski, standing adaptive, and visually impaired skiers. The week included three Nordic ski races and two biathlon races. Continue Reading ›

Sochi Update: Results for our Local Olympians

Feb 27, 2014

Four SkiErgs in the Dry-Fire room in the Endurance Village at Sochi!

We’ve been following our Vermont local Olympians through their competitions in Sochi. Two athletes are members of the US Cross Country Ski Team, and two are members of the US Biathlon Team. The US biathletes brought a SkiErg along for the last few weeks leading up to Sochi and used it for specific strength workouts. When they got to Sochi, they were pleasantly surprised (as we were!) to find four SkiErgs in the dry-fire room! Continue Reading ›

Four Local Olympians!

Jan 30, 2014

Our four local skiers made the team for Sochi!

We wrote a few months ago about four local Nordic athletes—two Nordic skiers and two biathletes—who were hoping to qualify for the Sochi Olympic Team. We are happy to say that they all made the team! Ida Sargent and Liz Stephen will be competing as members of the US Nordic Ski Team; Hannah Dreissigacker and Susan Dunklee will be competing as members of the US Biathlon Team. Continue Reading ›

A Guide to Watching the 2013 World Rowing Championships

Aug 21, 2013


Racing at this year’s World Rowing Championships begins on August 25 in Chungju, Korea. Most crews arrived at least a week before the start date to allow plenty of time to adjust to the time change—it’s 13 hours ahead of Concept2’s Eastern Time! There were also rental boats to locate and rig, custom oars to decorate with national colors, and some very hot humid weather to get adjusted to. From all the reports we’ve heard to date, the venue is outstanding, the people are friendly and enthusiastic, and it promises to be an excellent regatta—if a little too warm. Continue Reading ›

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