It’s affectionately known as “Rowing Christmas”—the Head Of The Charles® Regatta in Boston, Massachusetts—and Concept2 CTS was there getting right into the fun and organized chaos of the ultimate 2-day rowing event. Seventeen thousand athletes of all ages and experience levels, from all around the world, raced in the regatta over the course of two days. It’s an event where a high school novice rower can rub elbows, literally, with an Olympic gold medalist. This year, there were seventy 2016 Rio Olympians on hand, many rowing in “Great Eights” sponsored by Concept2 CTS and HUDSON.
Concept2 oars and sculls helped 32 crews step up on the podium at this year’s Rio Olympics! That’s 76% of all medal-winning crews at the Olympic Regatta. . Continue Reading ›
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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The countdown to the Olympic Opening Ceremony is underway (as of today, 60 days and counting!) and athletes’ tickets are being stamped for Rio. For rowers, the qualification process involves many steps including qualifying both the boat class and the athletes. Continue Reading ›
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 ›
This was my third trip to India to continue to support and help grow the rowing market, and it was, by far, my most exciting trip. Continue Reading ›
The 2016 C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints World Indoor Rowing Championship was a unique and sure to be memorable experience for me. I went in knowing I trained well, or at least well enough. I’d pulled a 6:55 and a 6:54 in back-to-back weeks before I even started training, so I had a pretty good baseline. I was fairly consistent with my training program; I did plenty of other exercise so I knew I was in good physical shape.
Waking up at 3:20 a.m. is not my normal day, but we all adapt. We set up the ergs, the race system, taped the lines etc. and stayed plenty busy until the event started. I was on the film team (apologies for the shaky camera) and was on my feet until 45 minutes before my 4:15 p.m. race time. Warming up was…meh. I knew I was off, but I also knew race adrenaline would kick in. Let’s just put it this way: I went into the race in some funky conditions, but hey, so did a lot of my competitors. Continue Reading ›