Ergomania- the Northwest Indoor Rowing Championships

  • Hosted By: Pocock Rowing Center
  • 2016 Registered Regatta

Registration: General Information

All registrations and waivers will be completed using Regatta Central and must be completed prior to the event.

December 2012 – January 30, 2013 @ 11:59PM PST = open registration
January 31, 2013 – February 4, 2013 @ 11:59PM PST = late registration. A $5 late fee will be charged.


** Please note: If you are not affiliated with a USRA rowing club, you MUST select Pocock Rowing Center as your club/affiliation when registering. If you do not, YOU WILL be responsible for an additional $10 for a one-day membership to USRA. This is not negotiable. We can track your group affiliation, just email with your name and group name. **

Entry fees

$20 per individual event
$40 per team ($10 per person) for the Team Challenge events
$10 for the Coxswain’s Dash

Middle School Dash is sponsored by the George Pocock Rowing Foundation “Row to the Future” program, and no entry fees will be charged

Late fees

A late fee of $5 per athlete per individual event will be charged for entries received after midnight on Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Prior to February 4, 2013: full refund, minus a $5 processing fee. Absolutely no refunds after registration closes on February 4, 2013.

General Rules

Age Restrictions for Competition

Age is as of race day.  Exception: Qualification for the CRASH-B travel award in the Junior category is limited to athletes born on or after January 1, 1995 AND must be enrolled in high school (or lower grade) as of race day.

Junior events are limited to athletes aged 14 through 18. Athletes younger than age 19 who are part of a collegiate program must participate in the Collegiate-U23 category.  Athletes younger than 14 years of age may only participate in the 500 m event.

Middle School Dash is limited to athletes 11 to 14 years of age.  Damper setting will be set to zero for all competitors.

Collegiate athletes aged 23 or older must participate in the Open event.

Finals Only

ERGOMANIA is run as finals-only in all singles and team events; you will race only once per event entered. In categories with many participants, athletes will be seeded, based upon erg scores submitted during registration, so that each rower will compete against other rowers of comparable results. However, the best time will win each event, regardless of what heat the athlete(s) row in.


The Concept 2 Model D ergometer will be used. You may select your own damper setting (drag factor), but the setting may not be changed during the race.


Medals will be awarded to the top finisher of each division; ribbons awarded to second and third place finishers of each division.

Event-specific rules

Adaptive Athletes

In the adaptive event, medals will be awarded to the top score in each of the following categories: LTA-VI, -PD, -ID (legs, trunk and arms-visually impaired, -physically disabled, -intellectually disabled), TA (trunk and arms), and A (arms only).

Lightweight and Coxswain Events

If you enter the lightweight division of an event, you will be eligible to win a prize only as a lightweight.  Lightweights may race in heats with open weight rowers.  This will not affect the awarding of prizes.

Lightweights and Coxswains must weigh-in on race day. Please weigh in at least 30 minutes prior to your event (Racers in the One Hour event may weigh in at any time between 7:30 am and 7:45 am).

The weigh-in station will be open between 7:30 am and 2:30 pm.  Any competitor failing to weigh in or make weight may race in his/her originally seeded time slot, but the score will count in the OPEN division of that event.

Limit for Rowers:

  • Men: 165 pounds or less
  • Women: 135 pounds or less

Limit for Coxswains:

  • Men: 130 pounds or less
  • Women: 120 pounds or less

Masters Events

In the 2000 meter events, prizes will be awarded to masters athletes in 10-year age categories based on raw, unhandicapped scores.

Prizes will be awarded in both the open weight and lightweight divisions for each age category. Although several age and weight categories may race at the same time, this will not affect the awarding of prizes.

In the 1000 meter events, all master’s events will be handicapped according to the USRA handicap.  Prizes will be awarded to the top master’s performance for each weight class.

Team Challenge Events

Masters Team Challenge: The masters team event will be handicapped according to the age and gender of each athlete. The handicap formula will be based on results obtained from the past 4 Ergomania competitions. Each team may thus be composed of any combination of male or female masters athletes. In the team event, masters athletes may include athletes as young as 23 years of age, as long as they are not currently competing in collegiate or high performance programs. The team handicap will be assessed at the start; teams with the largest handicap will start later than teams with smaller handicaps.

Junior Team Challenge: Junior teams must consist of two boys and two girls that meet all of the age restrictions noted above for Juniors in the the individual event. No handicaps will be assessed.

NOTE: a minimum of two teams must be entered in the Team Challenge events to avoid cancellation.

C.R.A.S.H.-B Qualifying Times

As an official satellite regatta of the C.R.A.S.H.–B.s, Concept2 will award up to 4 ERGOMANIA competitors with airfare to Boston to compete at the C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints Sunday, February 17, 2013.  The selected athletes must meet the qualifying time standard for their event as posted at

In the event that more than 4 competitors meet the time standard for their event, the race director reserves the right to select those receiving the travel award.  Selection will be based upon the percentage by which the athlete has surpassed the time standard.