Capital Rowing Club’s team who finished 26th of 572 team world-wide in the Concept 2 Virtual Team Erg Challenge for the month of January!! The team came in 8th of the 130 on-water teams. Capital’s 61-member team erged an impressive total of 5,535,579 meters in January. The top ranked team with 54,782,045 meters is Boston Rowing Federation with 428 members. Number two is the French Indoor Rowers Team, with 466 members who logged 52,146,405 m in January.
Congratulations to those at the top of Capital’s team! Scullers Alexander Lee and Chantel Sheaks did 513K meters and 311K meters respectively. Erging over 200K m during the month are: Brandon DuBois, Steve Neumann, Brian Luhman, Geoffrey Brown, and Paul Pearlstein. Over 150K m are Doug Lavin, Leslie Smith, David Lippold and Vincent Skwarek. A total of TWENTY of Capital’s 61 rowers broke 100K meters.
Indoor learn to row/erg offers an introduction to the sport of rowing. Each session, which includes 8 classes on Saturdays and Sundays at the Anacostia Community Boathouse, introduces the basics of rowing on an ergometer. Learn to Row Indoors provides rowing instruction for new rowers. This class primarily uses indoor rowing machines, and does not include ‘on the water’ rowing. Graduates will be welcomed to join ‘on the water’ groups spring 2017.
No previous experience is needed. Each class is limited to 17 students, which allows for personal interaction with coaches, volunteers and other novices. Once novices graduate, they are invited to become club members and get more involved with Capital and their new sport!
Eight 90-minute sessions. Saturday and Sundays
Saturday Class starts at 2:00 PM and Sunday starts at 2:35 PM
Owing to people’s lack of knowledge of what rowing entails, there is always a necessity for correcting misconceptions now and again. In addressing these erroneous beliefs comes this podcast titled Dispelling Rowing Myths. The 5 seconds shy of 5 minutes podcast is a collection of interviews of rowers ranging from a junior to an olympian. This collection of interviews include interview of the club’s Membership Vice President, Toni Kerns. The podcast is produced by the club’s Blind Magic Dammie Onafeko, A graduating senior majoring in Audio Production at Howard University, Washington – DC.