2017 Erg Pull Indoor Rowing Challenge

Hampton Roads Rowing Club invites you to the 19th Annual Hampton Roads Erg Pull Indoor Rowing Challenge! The 2017 Erg Pull will be held Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School in Virginia Beach. This event is open to the public, so please come join us. Registration is now open!

Early registration entry fee is $16 with a deadline is 2/12, late registration fee is $20 with a deadline is 2/15

Watch the live stream of the event here:

Hampton Roads Erg Pull Facts

All races were run using the Concept II Race System with Concept II Model D rowing machines. This system provides the competitors and spectators with the latest technology in the sport of indoor rowing.

Buy an Erg

Buy a Concept 2® Indoor Rower Model D at a 20% Savings – with the new PM5 Performance Monitor for $800. You can order a rowing machine by contacting the Regatta Director. Orders must be in by February 6, 2017.

Learn more about the erg machine sale


Approximate race times are as follows:

  • High School Races 8:30 to 12:30
  • Elementary and Middle School Races 10:30 (no entry fee)
  • Master / Senior / Veterans Races 10:00 to 11:30
  • Open (Collegiate) 12:30 to 1:30
  • Junior Team Challenges 10:15 and 1:30
  • Men’s / Women’s Adaptive LTA/TA/AS 1:30
    (We will have a limited number of fixed adaptive seat available – please bring your own fixed seats and any other accessories you may need)


Junior / High School / Lightweight = 2,000 meters
Elementary School = 250 meters
Junior High = 500 meters
Masters (Ages 27 & 39), Senior (40 & 49), Veteran Men (50 or Over) = 2,000 meters
Open / Collegiate = 2,000 meters
Coxswains= 1,000 meters
Adaptive = 1,000 meters

Junior Lightweight

  • Junior Lightweight Men less than 155 lbs
  • Junior Lightweight Women less than 135 lbs

*Lightweights who do not make weight can race in the heavyweight category subject to availability only and only at the discretion of the regatta clerk.

2016 Results

We had a tremendous turn-out, some very close races, and a new event record in the men’s masters category with the fastest time of the day with 6:14.9. The erg pull is not an easy feat, and we sincerely appreciate the effort all of our participants put forth. See full 2016 results list

Men’s Jr – J. Loyd, Cox, 6:45.9
Women’s Jr – C. Martin, Mobjack, 7:30.7
Men’s Jr Ltwt- J. English, Great Bridge, 7:00.4
Women’s Jr Ltwt – M. Marbain, Mobjack, 8:12.0
Coxswain – L. Dunham, Great Bridge, 3:57.4
Boys/Girls Youth – B. Reali, 00:59.0
Men’s Open – K. Konradson, 6:40.2
Women’s Open – N. Mouganis, 7:55.3
Men’s Masters (27-39) – J. McMullin, SK Crossfit, 6:14.9 *Event Record*
Women’s Masters (27-39) – A. Berge, 8:02.9
Men’s Senior (40-49) – S. Jacobs, HRRC, 6:51.7
Women’s Senior (40-49) – K. Stefanko, HRRC, 8:19.6
Men’s Veteran (50+) – S. Smith, HRRC, 6:33.5
Women’s Veteran (50+) – T. Brown, Hickory, 7:40.5

Video Synopsis

Our thanks to Joe Bousquet from Bishop Sullivan who edited the live stream footage for this overview.