2017 Concept 2 January Virtual Team Challenge (VTC)

Location:   Global and Virtual
Date:   January 1-31, 2017
Host: Concept 2 Online Logbook
Distance:   As far as possible on Concept 2 rowing machines or SkiErgs between January 1st and 31st!

 

  Rower Meters
1 Thomas Schwertner 409,189
2 John Calhoun 301,400
3 Sarah Carlson 290,155
4 Douglas Brubaker 272,383
5 Daniel Bachmann 232,879
6 Ian Steiner 217,290
7 Doug Rathburn 212,905
8 Matthew Holdren 209,399
9 Tim Nehila 206,287
10 Rachel Stanley 205,368
11 Emily Judge 202,468
12 Matthew Hausladen 200,859
13 Ryan Norchi 200,498
14 Sean Mann 200,383
15 Thomas Hudak 200,205
16 David Fulton 200,030
17 Spencer Mcclung 200,018
18 Kaitlyn Bush 200,005
19 Thomas M. Hudak 200,000
20 Benjamin Lindstrom 179,158
21 Kelli Anderson 165,567
22 Robert Tinsley 153,805
23 Evan Halprin 153,000
24 Liam Hoye 152,650
25 Stephanie Collins 150,796
26 Abigail Sevier 143,791
27 Martin Matsumura 133,544
28 Anna Thomsen 130,952
29 Michaela Kus 127,641
30 Erynn Rathburn 126,093
31 Colleen Kennedy 117,377
32 Kevin Cronin 117,013
33 William Warren 114,183
34 Tim Marcovy 113,464
35 Sharon Romilly 113,276
36 Ashley Yoon 112,328
37 Emmeline Pearson 108,226
38 James Wehn 107,975
39 Ram Fish 105,710
40 Andrew Thomas 104,452
41 Masato Miyagi 104,201
42 Maria Tompkins 102,989
43 Andy Swyers 100,695
44 Jim Aker 100,459
45 Sophia Houghton 100,422
46 Benjamin Cehelsky 100,384
47 Ozgur Bolat 95,469
48 Garrett Dore 95,105
49 Anneliese Braunegg 52,861
50 Emily Schnittman 48,881
51 Stephanie Merlino 45,216
52 Chris Moore 42,980
53 David Simpson 33,624
54 Karla Rosenman 25,609
55 Stephanie Doran 21,521
56 Amy Moore 18,327
57 Julia R 18,086
58 Sara R 13,038
59 Tom Attenweiler 10,491
60 Janet Clark 8,099
61 Carol Brubaker 8,071
62 Nina Ma 7,145
63 Lindsey Simpson 4,546
64 Greta R 4,349
65 Trisha Krofcheck 1,042
Total Team Meters 8,256,332

February 3, 2017: Sixty-five alumni, students & friends pitched in to row 8,256,332 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 20th place out of 578 teams -- right in line with last year's 19th place finish! Our meter total was about 130km less than last year, which was a record. Thank you to everyone that participated.

The Case/SARA team continued on form by beating the alumni team from the University of Chicago for the third year in a row. We beat both the individual teams from UC - the students and alumni but their combined total of 10,933,940m still beat our combined student and alumni total. Stacking up our alumni agains their alumni it wasn't close with SARA coming ahead by a couple million meters. In the battle of the undergrads, UC came out on top.

A new competitor emerged this year from Colby College with the team name Snow Pond Training Center. The combined student/alumni team pulled over 9.8 million meters for 16th place. A new target for next year's challenge!

Leading the charge for SARA this year was alumnus Thomas Schwertner who rowed 409,189 meters beating his last year's total by over 100km! The top undergraduate finisher was Sarah Carlson with 290,155m and the top alumni finisher was last year's overall winner Ninteen people passed the 200km mark this year to earn a free hat -- the same number as last year. Congratulations to everyone and a special thank you to the 19 alumni and students earning their 2017 hat.

Team Results: Team Total # Rowers Avg. Meters/Rower
Colby College - Snow Pond TC 9,816,357 meters 70 140,233
Case Crew - Spartan Alumni 8,256,332 meters 65 127,020
University of Chicago Crew 8,044,658 meters 44 182,833
U Chicago Alumni Crew 2,889,282 meters 16 180,580
UMass Amherst - Aging Aggies 2,574,421 meters 16 160,901
Purdue University Crew 2,180,516 meters 7 311,502
Ithaca College Alumni 2,096,080 meters 10 209,608
Fat Cats-Princeton Alums 768,271 meters 5 153,654
Grand Valley Rowing Alumni 701,673 meters 4 175,418
Notre Dames - Olden Domers 683,984 meters 13 52,614

JVTC

Past Year's JVTC Results:
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010


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

 

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