Women's Rowing Erg-a-thon Challenge
We did it! We have reached (and exceeded) our goal!
On behalf of Jefferson Rowing, thank you for your generosity during our 2018 Erg-a-thon campaign. Your contributions have ensured that we train and compete at the highest level and work towards our goal of bringing home a national championship. Specifically, you have helped the team travel to Oklahoma City in March, 2019, and purchased essential training equipment such as oars and oarlocks that will set the team up for success.
Jefferson Rowing is erging for your support. On October 31, 2018, the team will row continuously on three ergometers for 24 hours straight, in hopes of gaining your support for four important endeavors. Support the largest collegiate women’s team at Jefferson and watch us succeed to the NCAA Championships.
- Winter Training Trip ($5,000): In January, Jefferson Rowing will travel to Miami Beach, FL and train for four days. Perfect climate and rowing conditions will give us the competitive advantage as we prepare for the spring racing season.
- Race in Oklahoma City, OK ($3,000): Jefferson Rowing has been invited to race in Oklahoma City in late March against the 2018 NCAA Champions and runner-up. We are honored to be invited to this regatta, but need your help to get there. This race will have two parts: Friday night 500 meter sprints under the stadium-style lighting of the Oklahoma River, then traditional 2,000 meter racing on Saturday morning against University of Central Oklahoma, Western Washington University and others.
- Empower Oarlocks ($5,000): The sport of rowing has become data driven. The opportunity to track real-time output of our athletes will make them faster and more competitive. A new, innovative oarlock has the capability to track and report metrics such as work, speed, angles, force and power.
- New Set of Oars ($4,000): The team is growing, thanks to your support and our standard of excellence. As we continue to grow, the need for more equipment becomes greater. The team currently has enough boats to fill the roster size (40), but is short one set of oars (32). Your support will help our growing novice program turn into varsity level, NCAA Champions in the near future.