Minnesota Power Pull

  • Hosted By: Rochester Rowing Club, Minnesota

Please email the regatta/event host with any related questions.

Registration: General Information

All registrations will be completed using Regatta Central.  All participants must bring signed waiver from the waiver section with them to the Power Pull.  Any participant under the age of 18 must have waiver signed by parent.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS Sunday, February 22, 2014. 

Register by  Monday, February 10, 2014 if you would like a Power Pull t-shirt.

Monday, February 23, 2013 – Wednesday, February 26, 2013 @ 11:59PM PST = late registration. A $10 late fee will be charged.

NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER MIDNIGHT February 26th! without email notification to viggianosuzanne@gmail.com

Entry fees

$20 per participant

Late fees

A late fee of $10 per athlete per individual event will be charged for entries received after midnight on Sunday, February 22, 2014.


Prior to Sunday, February 22, 2014: full refund, minus a $5 processing fee. Absolutely no refunds after registration closes on Sunday, February, 2014.


General Rules

Age Restrictions for Competition

Age is 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 1000 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

POWER PULL 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 with PM4 or PM3 monitors 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 three finishers of each division.  Personal best ribbons to finishers who beat their own personal best.  Award will be given out during breaks throughout the day.  Come to the award table for personal best recognitiion.

Event-specific rules

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.  Please register as a coxswain only if you are a coxswain for your crew more than 50% of the time.

Lightweights and Coxswains must weigh-in on race day.

Please weigh in at least 30 minutes prior to your event.

The weigh-in station will be open between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm.  Any competitor failing to weigh in or make weight may race in his/her originally seeded time slot (or if time allows, may be switched to open), 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 (we will race all persons in the 500 meter dash, but coxswains will compete only against other coxswains for medals):

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


Masters Events

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.  Men's masters has a handicap of 1 second per year over the age of 27. So if you are 50 years old and you beat a 30-year-old by 19 seconds, you win.  No handicapping in the open category.