Over three days last weekend, the 7th Annual SkiErg World Sprints was contested by 1459 participants from over a dozen different countries! That’s 20% more participants than last year. Wow!
A new overall men’s record was set by Sam Loch of Australia, with a blistering time of 2:54.4. Sam is also a rower and former member of the Australian National Team. Congrats to Sam! In the women’s arena, the overall winner was Heather Mooney, a Nordic skier with the Green Racing Project of Craftsbury, Vermont. Heather’s time was 3:40.5, and while she now holds the world record for the 19–29 age category, the overall women's record of 3:32.7 by Madelen Carlzon of Sweden still holds.
Age group winners will receive engraved cowbells to recognize their achievement, perfect for cheering on your teammates at a (preferably outdoor) race—they’re loud!
2015 SkiErg World Sprints age group winners:
- 12 & under: Weslie Carlson (USA), 4:58.1
- 13–18: Aiki Laaneots (EST), 3:58.2
- 19–29: Heather Mooney (USA), 3:40.5–new world record
- 30–39 Krystn Shapiro (USA), 3:45.1
- 40–49 Astrid Gradin (SWE), 3:46.1–new world record
- 50–59 Anne Bourlioux (CAN), 3:51.1–new world record
- 60–69 Judy Geer (USA), 4:07.7
- 70–79 Joanne Marriott (USA), 4:33.3–new world record
- 80–89 Lou Ellyn Helman (USA), 5:02.1
- 12 & under: Rolands Arnis (LAT), 4:29.7
- 13–18: Alec Mclean (CAN), 3:25.8
- 19–29: Dylan Freed (USA), 2:56.6
- 30–39: Sam Loch (AUS), 2:54.4–new world record
- 40–49: Scott Thomas (AUS), 3:00.5
- 50–59: Chris Green (USA), 3:12.8
- 60–69: Ken Lake (MLT), 3:26.7
- 70–79: Olaf Ellefsen (NOR), 3:44.0
- 80–89: George Hall (USA), 4:20.7–new world record
Every year we raffle off a new SkiErg, drawing a name from all the teams or clubs who had 20 or more competitors. This year’s lucky club is Bay Tennis and Fitness from Harbor Springs, Michigan, USA. They’d been thinking of getting an additional SkiErg so were thrilled with the news!
Thinking of joining the fun next year? It’s not too soon to start training. And remember that you don’t have to wait for a race to enter your best times in your Online Logbook and add them to the Online World Ranking.