This past week our Varsity Members started the season off by completing our annual 24 hour Erg-A-Thon. The team erged just over 600,000 meters on two ergs set up on the Binghamton University campus spine. Rowers signed up for an “hour of power” between the hours of noon on Thursday September 13th to noon on Friday September 14th with some rowers, like Varsity Man Joe Bourque, who completed a marathon row, erging for multiple hours at a time.
The Erg-A-Thon not only encourages our rowers to hop back onto ergs after a summer of cross training, but it also brings attention to the team. Whether it was students stopping to sign up for our listserv or encouraging our sweaty rowers in the heat the Erg-A-Thon helps the team continue to make a name for itself on campus.