JUNE 6 – JUNE 24, 2024

Each week for THREE (3)  weeks, multiple rowing workouts for the Concept 2 Erg will be announced. You’ll have 4 days to complete the workout and submit your score online with a picture of your monitor. At the end of 3 weeks we will crown the Kings & Queens of the rowers. Prizes are awarded to the top 3 male & female rowers in both the Open Division for the Standard & Tall Categories AND for Age Group & Team winners.

Row’d Royalty was born in 2012 in California. Several athletes in my gym claimed to be the “best rower” and were always eager to prove themselves. So, I created “Row’d Royalty”, an annual indoor rowing competition spanning 4 weeks and a variety of workouts with the winner crowned “The King & Queen of the Rower”.

Row’d Royalty was a huge hit with everyone in my gym, so in 2015, I moved the competition online and introduced Row’d Royalty to the world. Concept 2 joined us as our premiere sponsor and our registration exploded. Today, indoor rowers from around the world participate, including former Olympic Rowing Medalists, Crash B winners and top CrossFit athletes.


Through my experience of coaching indoor rowing since 2005, I have learned that the biggest difference in an athlete’s performance on a Concept 2 erg is height, which primarily affects the length of the pull. In order to make our competition more inclusive AND more competitive, we created the “Standard” and “Tall” categories.


Our “Team” category is a combination of the CrossFit Affiliate teams and Rowing Clubs. In the beginning we simply combined the scores of the 4 top scoring athletes in a gym or club. It was a great way to create energy and motivation. Lots of athletes prefer competing on a team rather than as an individual. As the competition grew, we decided to change the rules to allow any four athletes from anywhere to combine their scores as team – which made it more inclusive for online rowing communities. This created a very competitive category that proved to be fun to follow on the leaderboard. It also helped encourage a lot of athletes to participate that might not otherwise.


  • Damper can be set anywhere for all workouts.
  • Rolling starts are ok.
  • You can complete the workout as many times as you want during the designated time frame.
  • Workouts are announced Thursdays at 6:00pm PST and scores must be submitted by Mondays at 6:00pm PST.
  • Once the score submission period has closed, no workouts may be entered. No exceptions.

Row’d Royalty Divisions – Select the proper division per your height.

  • Standard (Women under 5′ 6″ (<168cm) / Men under 5′ 11″ (<180cm))
  • Tall (Women 5′ 6″ and above / Men 5′ 11″ and above)

Age Groups (as of June 6th, 2024)

  • Under 40
  • 40 – 49
  • 50 – 59
  • 60+

4 Person Teams

  • All 4 competitors MUST to register themselves as individuals FIRST along with submitting their own individual scores on a weekly basis.
  • Teams are made up of 2 Men and 2 Women. They do not have to be from the same Club or Gym – but we strongly encourage it.
  • The Team Captain needs to register his or her team and will be the only team member to submit a team score.
  • Team Captains need to submit their Teams scores by the appropriate deadline in addition to their own score.
  • The Team score is the sum of all 4 team members scores.
  • If any team member does not submit a score or complete a workout the team is disqualified.


  • Concept 2 Rower

Join the fun, test yourself and learn a little more about the erg.