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 cold January day in Copenhagen was warmed up by some excellent racing at the 11th Concept2 Euro Open. The centrepiece of the day was undoubtedly the Men’s Open Lwt. Denmark has a proud lightweight tradition, and in this land of 75kg warriors, Henrik Stephansen is king. The current lightweight world record holder and lightweight single scull world champion, Henrik first burst onto the scene at the age of 19 when he set a new world record of 6:02.2 at the world indoor rowing championship. Continue Reading ›
It's hard to believe that the fall racing season is over and that most teams are gearing up for another exciting spring sprint season. College teams are getting together for preseason training, and those in the colder climates are most likely heading south to find rowable water and warmer temperatures. Winter camps for Masters are also popular as rowers of all ages, and abilities gear up for the coming season.
Regardless of whether or not you are a college team with several sets of sweep oars, or a single sculler with only one pair of blades, this is the time of year you can do some general maintenance on your oars to make sure they are in proper working order for spring. You will be ready for that first sunny gorgeous day of rowing! Continue Reading ›
This year, over 2300 people completed the Holiday Challenge, which took place during the busy holiday period between American Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Continue Reading ›
Some of you may remember the story we wrote in the Fall 2009 issue of the Update about our CFO (“Chief Fishing Officer”), Jon Williams. Well, he’s still the in-house Fish Game Champion…but he doesn’t come close to the fishing exploits of customer Ken Petterson.
Ken and Jon communicate regularly about their fishing, and most recently Ken sent us a really impressive collection of his fishing stats, accumulated from over 9000 games! We thought you would enjoy seeing them—and perhaps this will inspire you to try the Fish Game if you haven’t already. It only takes 4 minutes to play each game, but fair warning: it can be quite addicting! Continue Reading ›
This training advice seems especially pertinent to the holidays, when time is often at a premium. It’s also interesting to note that Larry was ahead of the times in recommending HIIT (high intensity interval training), which has been shown in a number of recent studies to be a very effective training tool. Continue Reading ›
After four years of promoting various events with Concept2’s local partners, the sport of indoor rowing is gaining some traction in China, also known as the "Middle Kingdom”. Continue Reading ›