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RFH Rowing to Host Annual Erg Challenge

Rumson Fair Haven Rowing will host its 2nd annual Erg Challenge on Sunday, March 25 at Rumson-Fair Haven High School. All are welcome, and doors open at 7:00 a.m. Sponsored in part by Morgan Stanley, the Erg Challenge, an indoor rowing competition, features individual and team categories for all ages including middle school and high school students, adults 18 to 39, and masters 40 +. This year, RFH Rowing is excited to welcome other athletic teams from RFH High School and other schools and clubs to compete. RFH Rowing Head Coach Dan Edwards says, “We are very excited as we anticipate another successful indoor rowing challenge.”

Proceeds will go to The Rumson Boat Race, a non-profit organization that supports the RFH Rowing team and promotes the culture of rowing in the Rumson-Fair Haven communities. The funds raised will be utilized to purchase new boats and team equipment. “Last year over 100 athletes and supporters, cheered on by almost 200 spectators, raised over $10,000 for our scholastic athletes,” Coach Edwards says.

Atlantic Indoor Rowing and Fitness in Atlantic Highlands is offering training sessions for those interested in participating in the Erg Challenge. A portion of the training session fees will go to the RFH Rowing Team.

RFH Rowing Coach Andrew Hudson says, “Last year’s Erg Challenge was awesome! We look forward to seeing more athletes and community members this year.” To sign up, visit www.rfhrowing.org. Heats will be posted on the website five days before the event.

RFH Rowing just completed is most successful season since its inception in 2007, including the 2017 Women’s 4+ Varsity New Jersey State Championship and the 2017 SRAA National Regatta Women’s Varsity 4+ Petite Final Champions. The 2017 spring regatta season, featuring sculling and sweeping crews at regional, state, and national regattas, produced 11 gold medals, two silver, and six bronze medals. Since 2012, the RFH Rowing Team has had 35 athletes recruited to Division I and Division II rowing programs. Alumni from 2016 and 2017 recruiting classes have included: University of Pennsylvania, University of Notre Dame,   Bucknell University, Rutgers University, Miami University, LaSalle University, and Loyola University.

Sponsors include Morgan Stanley, Peninsula Advanced Dentistry, World Subaru, IMA, Orthocenter-Orthopaedic for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, Jersey Devil Sport Fishing, Jersey Mike’s Subs of Red Bank, and Wegmans of Ocean.

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