Erg Rodeo

  • Hosted By: Texas Crew
  • 2016 Registered Regatta
Erg Rodeo 2011 Rules and Procedures


Health & Safety

TexasCrew has hired two Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) to serve theneeds of any individuals who may experience an emergency during raceday. If any competitor has a pre-existing condition that may be a causefor concern, please notify the EMTs before you race.


Allcompetitors need to arrive at least an hour and a half early toregister and warm-up for their individual races. Check-in for the firstevent will begin one hour before the first race. The first race willbegin at 8:00a.m. Please note that you must register online this year and there will be no same-day registration.Youmust check in for your event at least one hour prior to the scheduledtime. Athletes who check in later than one hour before their event maybe able to race in that event, or a later scheduled event, but will notbe eligible for atrophy or buckle.

Class Divisions

Novice Events: Restricted to first-year rowers

LightweightEvents:Restricted to competitors who have verified their weight on race day atthe weigh-in table beginning at 7a.m. Weight Restrictions: Men: 165 lbs. Women:135 lbs

Coxswain Event: Restricted to coxswains. There are no age or weight restrictions

Junior Events: Restricted to competitors enrolled in grades 6-12

Open Events: No age restrictions and includes collegiate events.

Masters Events - Restricted to appropriate age category.

Adaptive Events-Participants must enter into the LTA (Leg, Trunk and Arms) category.They must provide their own specific adaptations for access to the erg(including seating if you require a fixed seat). They can also have oneassistant present at the race to assist with transferring to and fromthe erg if needed. The distance for the adaptive category is 1000 m.

SpecialĀ  Olympics Events-Participants must have an assistant present at the race to assist inany required adaptations to the erg. The distance for the SpecialOlympics category is 1000 m.

Allindividual events (excluding Adaptive and Special Olympics) are 2000meters and all times listed are approximate. In events requiringmultiple heats, we will attempt to group competitors from slowest tofastest, in ascending order, based on entry-form predicted times.Allcompetitors will pull only once, unless competing in the relay event,andracing should conclude no later than 2:30PM. Please plan to arriveat least an hour and a half before your event so that check-in,warm-ups, and racing canall run smoothly. There will be two calls forthe start of each heat: a20-minute warning followed by a 10-minutewarning.

Mixed Open 8+Relays:

Relayswill be 8500 meters long, with 8rowers each responsible for 1000 metersand 1 coxswain rowing 500 meters. Each team will use one ergometer anda total time will be taken (including rower switches). Participation isfree to anyone entered in other Erg Rodeo events.There are no age orweight limits, however, a true coxswain is required.Teams must have 9members: 8 rowers (at least 4 of whom must be women) and 1coxswain.

Lightweight Weigh-In:

Lightweightsmust weigh-in on race day at least one hour before their scheduledstart time, and we recommend that you arrive at least an hour an a halfbefore your race to ensure that you have time for check-ins, weigh-ins,and warm-up. You must check in before weigh-ins.Competitors who do notmake weight will be placed in the appropriate heavyweight category.


Eventtimes are approximate and the schedule is subject to change.Theschedule as printed on race day is the best estimate of when an eventwill begin. Rowers and coaches must allow sufficient time in advance ofthes cheduled event to accommodate any adjustments in timing that maybe required.As event registrations (numbers of rowers) dictate, it isalso possible that more than one event will be conducted at the sametime. The rower's cooperation is always appreciated.

Awards and Prizes

TheCoveted Trophy Buckles will be awarded to the male and female winnersin the following events: Fastest Overall Men's and Women's Masters, AllOpen/Collegiate Events, Male and Female Coxswains, Fastest Overall Menand Women Adaptive Events, Fastest Overall Men and Women SpecialOlympics, and Fastest Overall Men's and Women's Juniors. In the casethat belt buckles aren't available due to personalization, all winnerswill be mailed their belt buckles. Trophieswill be awarded to winners in those events not eligible for buckles. Ifan athlete wins the 'overall' award for their category, and a buckle,they will not be eligible for a trophy.

Interpretation of Rules

Themeaning and application of this information will be determined solelyby the Erg Rodeo Planning Committee and all decisions will be final.Schedules will be updated, as needed, based on entries.