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 ›
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 ›
Four local Vermont Nordic athletes have their sights set on Sochi and have a good shot at making the team—in fact, one has already qualified! Two are Nordic skiers, two are biathletes, and all have used the SkiErg during the course of their training. Continue Reading ›
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 ›
Ahhh, rowing in the Olympics. Ballet on water. Power and grace on display with every stroke. Nothing short of inspiring.
You want some of that?
We’re not all Olympic-level athletes, but all of us can get a piece of that feeling of synchronicity, and that athletic look, regardless of our age or starting fitness level. Continue Reading ›
There is one more day of racing at the Olympic rowing venue. At this stage, the work of the oar service team is done, barring catastrophe. Throughout the summer, we have been at the major World Cup races supporting these athletes by making sure their equipment is in top condition. Continue Reading ›
We are just days away from the start of the Olympic rowing heats at Eton-Dorney. Although the race course is 33 miles away from the Olympic Park in London, it hasn’t stopped 25,000 people from buying tickets to watch the action, according to USRowing.org. The grandstands are completely sold out!
Whether you are one of those 25,000 grandstanders, or viewing from the comfort of your home, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the race course. For the first time ever in rowing competition, there will be a camera strung on cables above the course that will follow the boats all the way down, getting super close to the action. There is an interesting article about it on USRowing.org. Continue Reading ›
The final stage of the Samsung World Rowing Cup series played out under sunny skies and high temperatures last weekend in Munich, Germany. Over 700 athletes competed in the last regatta before the Olympic Games in July. Great Britain finished on top at all three of the World Rowing Cups this summer, making them the overall winner of the series. Germany and New Zealand finished the series in second and third places, respectively. Great Britain finished second to Germany last year, but had won the series for the four previous years. Concept2 was there to support the athletes and coaches with any equipment needs. We take great pride in the service we are able to provide the athletes on this international stage. We’re busy preparing for London and looking forward to the excitement of the Olympics! For complete results and photos from Munich visit World Rowing. Continue Reading ›