(April 28, 2022)
The Indoor Row Group participates has been participating in four team challenges each season, which runs from November 1st through April 30th. In addition to Concept2’s three “Team Challenges” (Fall Team Challenge, Virtual Team Challenge, and World Erg Challenge) in which results are based on total meters rowed by all team members during a one-month period, our signature event has been the Annual Lake Michigan Crossing which is a one-day relay-type event covering a distance equal to crossing Lake Michigan and held at the Sheboygan YMCA’s Lakeview Center (excpet during the 2020/21 season when it took place virtually due to the pandemic).
We were having a stellar 2019/20 season (setting Team Records in the Fall Team Challenge, the Virtual Team Challenge, and 5th Annual Lake Michigan Crossing before the pandemic prevented us from participating in the World Erg Challenge.
Unable to row together as a group during the entire 2020/21 season, rowing sessions were held virtually (via Zoom) as we rotated available ergs between team members.
The current 2021/22 season (which ends on Saturday) has consisted of both in-person and virtual rowing opportunities. This season included a second-best performances in the 2021 Fall Challenge and a second-best time ever at the 7th Annual Lake Michigan Crossing while setting Team Records in the Virtual Team Challenge and closing out the season with another Team Record in the World Erg Challenge that finished earlier this month!
PHOTO ABOVE: Upon completion of the 2022 Lake Michigan Crossing!
It has been a challenging couple of years for the Indoor Row Group. Kudos and congratulations to all survivor-athletes who participated in the 2021/22 Indoor Row Group: Linda Ansay, Cindy Becker, Mike Brachmann, Kathy Burch, Rachel Darling, Lisa Glander, Bob Hartig, Leah Heusterberg, Jennifer King, Maryellen Kloiber, Dan Kunda, Kirstin Opgenorth, Tim Renzelmann, John Seaman, Tom Strojinc, Dennis Sundell, Cindy Walvoord, Rae-Ellen Weber and Sue Zalewski.
Some IRG members will continue rowing throughout the off-season (May 1st to October 31st) while others may focus on other activities while anticipating the start of the 2022/23 IRG Season – which will run from November 1st, 2022 through April 30th, 2023!