Alexandria Erg Sprints

On February 3, Alexandria City High School’s crew program is excited to partner with USRowing as the only satellite host site on the East Coast for the 2024 USRowing Indoor National Championships.

This event, known as “Erg Sprints,” is the largest indoor rowing championship in America. (“Erg” is short for “ergometer,” an indoor rowing machine.)

Erg Sprints in Alexandria is expected to draw 1500 athletes in the day-long event, from high school students across Virginia to some of the country’s most elite rowers.

Alexandria’s Erg Sprints has long been a flagship competition for USRowing, due to the storied history of Alexandria City’s crew program and its reputation as a training ground for top rowers and Olympians. Competitors at Erg Sprints are eligible to medal at the national level in 2K and 500M events, in addition to earning Erg Sprints medals. (Other host sites for USRowing include NWErgomania in Tacoma, WA, and the Pittsburgh Indoor Sprints in Pittsburgh, PA. Read more about the partnership here.)

The competition and the event are open to the public. To register or learn more, go to the Erg Sprints website.