2015 Concept 2 January Virtual Team Challenge (VTC)

Location:   Global and Virtual
Date:   January 1-31, 2015
Host: Concept 2 Online Logbook
Distance:   As far as possible on Concept 2 rowing machines between January 1st and 31st!

 

   
  Rower Meters
1 Thomas Schwertner 603,908
2 Patrick DelBarba 298,393
3 Tom Hudak 247,500
4 Dan Bachmann 243,226
5 Gavin Brown 230,345
6 Martin Matsumura 212,230
7 Carol Brubaker 206,118
8 Doug Rathburn 203,272
9 Mallory Miller 203,019
10 Doug Brubaker 200,001
11 Evan Halprin 174,000
12 Masato Miyagi 167,121
13 Brian Chorney 143,026
14 Jason Kampmeyer 123,181
15 Eileen Gordon 121,958
16 Jennifer Lohmeier 115,291
17 Gary Clark 114,434
18 Rachel Stanley 113,503
19 Jim Aker 112,855
20 Erynn Rathburn 112,565
21 Janet Clark 110,758
22 Tuck Pescosolido 106,440
23 Grace Karabinus 102,033
24 Cheryl Thompson 100,077
25 Angelo Quagliata 99,700
26 Andrew Evans 97,103
27 Chris Ryu 86,321
28 Katherine Allen 83,736
29 Kelli Anderson 71,550
30 Michael McCoy 54,054
31 Nina Ma 53,748
32 Abigail Sevier 52,000
33 David Simpson 43,805
34 Tom Attenweiler 42,538
35 Matt Holdren 38,238
36 Ram Fish 35,000
37 Tim Marcovy 34,754
38 Meg Grady 24,579
39 Meg Grow 16,897
40 Karla Rosenman 13,705
41 Lindsey Schilling 10,000
42 Heather Babish 8,550
43 Sophia Houghton 7,257
44 Eric Matyac 5,561
45 Mike Krofcheck 3,766
46 Jacob Moberg 2,000
Total Team Meters 5,250,116

February 22, 2015: Forty six alumni & friends pitched in to row 5,250,116 meters in the annual C2 January Virtual Team Challenge (JVTC). For the challenge rowers had to row as many meters as possible between January 1 and January 31 then log their daily meters using the Concept 2 Logbook. The results were then ranked against other teams. The SARA team finished in 30th place out of 377 teams -- an improvement of 7 places over 2014 and another meter record! Thank you to everyone that participated.

The Case/SARA team continued it's form by beating the alumni team from the University of Chicago after winning in 2014 and losing in 2013. The UC alumni had an "off" year with decreased participation and meters this year with our team beating them by over 3 million meters - our largest margin yet! The closer action was against UChicago student team (a separate ranking group to the alumni). The UC undergrads were on form pulling over 500km more than us this year after we beat them in 2014.

Leading the charge for SARA was Weatherhead alum Thomas Schwertner from Germany who rowed 603,908 meters! That's nearly a half marathon every day. The top alumni finisher was SARA board member Tom Hudak with 247,500 meters. We had the same number of people (10) break the 200km mark and earned a free Case Crew hat. Congratulations to everyone and a special thank you to the 10 alumni earning their 2015 hat.

In 2015 we held a special event to remember our dear friend Ken Klika who passed away a couple months before the challenge. During the second weekend of the month, team members joined in and pulled a session for Ken. Nineteen rowers joined in and pulled 279,594 meters so that Ken could "earn" his hat this year. Ken was an avid indoor rower that joined our virtual team in 2012 and earned his 200km hat in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He also went on to join the team as a novice and as an assistant professor at CWRU served as the team's faculty advisor. Below is the collage showing everyone that "pulled for Ken".

JVTC

Team Results: Team Total # Rowers Avg. Meters/Rower
University of Chicago Crew 5,797,832 meters 40 144,945
Case Crew - Spartan Alumni 5,250,116 meters 46 114,132
Grand Valley Rowing Alumni 2,595,828 meters 23 112,862
Fat Cats-Princeton Alums 2,003,824 meters 14 143,130
U Chicago Alumni Crew 1,895,908 meters 21 90,281

JVTC

Past Year's JVTC Results:
2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010


Free hat given to team members rowing more than 200,000 meters!

 

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