2016 SkiErg World Sprints
The 8th Annual SkiErg World Sprints took place over three days last weekend, with 1632 people from over 20 different countries competing! That’s 11% more participants than last year. Wow!
A new overall men’s record was set by Antonio Cordova of New York, New York, with a new world record of 2:53.9. Congrats to Antonio! In the women’s arena, the overall winner for the second year in a row was Heather Mooney, a Nordic skier with the Green Racing Project of Craftsbury, Vermont. Heather’s time was 3:30.9 (10 seconds faster than her previous record!), and while she continues to hold the world record for the 19–29 age category, the overall women's record of 3:29.1 by Madelen Carlzon of Sweden still holds.
Age group winners and top times in each adaptive category will receive engraved cowbells to recognize their achievement, perfect for cheering on your teammates at a (preferably outdoor) race—they’re loud!
Age Group Winners
- 12 & under: Aliza Wright (US), 5:15.3
- 13–18: Alex Lawson (US), 3:59.1
- 19–29: Heather Mooney (US), 3:30.9
- 30–39: Alicia Kuhn (US), 3:38.9
- 40–49: Alison Prange (US), 3:49.6
- 50–59: Anne Bourlioux (CAN), 3:49.0
- 60–69: Judy Geer (US), 4:12.3
- 70–79 Joanne Marriott (US), 4:36.1
Adaptive Women Seated
- Sam de Leve (US), 5:32.7
Adaptive Women Standing
- Sara Howser (US), 6:18.9
- 12 & under: Ralf Kivil (EST), 4:22.1
- 13–18: Maxi Karczewski (SUI), 3:16.5
- 19–29: Reinhard Nel (RSA), 2:58.4
- 30–39: Antonio Cordova US), 2:53.9
- 40–49: Scott Thomas (AUS), 2:59.3
- 50–59: Steve Shinder CAN), 3:08.1
- 60–69: Ken Lake (MLT), 3:21.5
- 70–79: Olaf Ellefsen (NOR), 3:44.7
- 80–89: George Hall (US), 4:22.0
Adaptive Men Seated
- Collin Cameron (CAN), 3:51.9
Adaptive Men Standing
- Jeffery Fernandini (US), 4:54.9
Adaptive Men Visually Impaired
- John Domandl (AUS), 3:43.5
Every year we raffle off a new SkiErg, drawing a name from all the teams or clubs with 30 or more competitors. This year’s lucky winner is EFC Team of New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina. Congratulations!
Thinking of joining the fun next year? It’s not too soon to start training. Remember that you don’t have to wait for a race to enter your best times in your Online Logbook and add them to the Online World Ranking.