Racing

Three Lessons

Jan 11, 2013

Jennie crosses the finish line a national champion

1. Maintain a neutral mentality when negativity is present and positivity is difficult. Never surrender to the dark side.

2. Life is unpredictable. You might as well roll with it.

3. A win is a win!

This is coming to you from Midway, Utah, where the US Cross Country Nationals is well under way. It has been quite chilly the past few days, but I’m not complaining one bit, because I would take this over rain any day! Continue Reading ›

The 4th Annual SkiErg Sprints

Nov 14, 2012
The SkiErg Sprints is an international race of 1000m on the Concept2 SkiErg. It’s held annually in homes, gyms, ski clubs and fitness centers anywhere in the world—all it takes is a SkiErg and interested people. Sometimes it’s a small group of friends in a home gym; other times it’s a sizeable public event. No matter the venue, the goal is the same—your best effort for 1000 meters. Continue Reading ›

Heading to the Head Of The Charles

Oct 15, 2012
Here at Concept2, we’re busy preparing for the world’s largest two-day rowing event, The Head Of The Charles Regatta. This year, we’re excited to sponsor some very talented athletes who will be making the trip to Boston. Eight of the world’s best scullers will be racing in the women’s championship 8+ race on Sunday, October 21 as one crew, the “Super Shark 8+”. Continue Reading ›

Two Days and Counting!

Jul 26, 2012

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 ›

Next Stop: London

Jun 21, 2012

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 ›

Concept2 Oars at the American Samoa Fautasi Race

May 15, 2012

On April 17 every year, the citizens of American Samoa in the South Pacific celebrate the anniversary of the island becoming a US territory in 1900. In addition to singing, dancing and parades, one of the most unique parts of the festival is the Fautasi, or longboat, races held in Pago Pago harbor. Schools and communities from across the islands form teams to train and row a 2.8 mile race in custom-built 49 person boats! Continue Reading ›

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