JAN 20 – FEB 14, 2022
Each week for 4 weeks, a rowing workout 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 4 weeks we will crown the Kings & Queens of the rowers. Cash 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 HISTORY
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.
WHY WE ARE UNIQUE: TALL & STANDARD
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.
ATHLETE RULES AND REGULATIONS
Row’d Royalty Divisions – Select the proper division per your height.
Age Groups (as of January 14th, 2021)
4 Person Teams
Join the fun, test yourself and learn a little more about the erg.