Strong Island Sprints

  • Hosted By: St. Anthony's High School Crew
  • 2016 Registered Regatta

Strong Island Sprints

Eleven Years Ago, when St Anthony's High School Crew team waslooking for an off-season competition.  They decided to createtheir own because of the lack of erg races at the time.  Thelandscape was set for the inception of the Strong Island Sprints (S.I.S.).

Hosted in the St Anthony's gymnasium, this indoor erg competitionhas seen more than 3,000 competitors over the years head to the SouthHuntington school.  

In a very short period of time, the strong island sprints hasgrown to become the largest erg competition in the try-state area,and has seen competitors come from all over the east coast.  Ithas seen participation nearly double from that first year ofcompetition.  In addition, it has hosted its fair of world classtalent including Rich Mangione, the 2007 second fastest lightweightjunior in the world and many other rowers from all programs who havemoved on to elite collegiate programs such as Yale, Harvard,Princeton, Stanford and many more.

The 2011 Strong Island Sprints ushersin a new era, as they move to a new home n the brand new 140,000square foot state of the art student center at St Anthony's HighSchool. There are 15 categories of racing for all ages and weights.

We want to thank all programs andschools who have continued to make this erg competition a greatsuccess over the years.

Good luck to all this year.