More than 1,500 athletes are expected to descend on T.C. Williams for one of the world’s largest indoor rowing events this weekend.
The Gerry Bertier Gymnasium will serve as the site of the MidAtlantic Erg Springs, in its 27th iteration this year. The daylong event Saturday is expected to pit competitors against each other on more than 150 rowing machines.
“By the end of the day, they’ll have rowed over 2,640 miles,” said Jeff Byron, event director. “That’s the equivalent of rowing from Alexandria to Los Angeles. It’s also one of the reasons why the MidAtlantic Erg Sprints has become one of the pre-eminent indoor rowing competitions in the country and the world.”
Junior, college and masters rowers are invited to compete in more than 100 events, which also are available to lightweight rowers, coxswains and family teams as well as adaptive rowers.
Top finishers earn a spot in the World Indoor Rowing Championship tournament in Boston later this month. The action will begin at 8 a.m.