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Long Beach State Rowing Teams Row For Dough

Monday, 13. October 2014


Photo by Stefano Balbusso

Varsity eight at Head of the American in Sacramento, Calif. last October


The Long Beach State Men’s and Women’s rowing teams (LBS Rowing) will undertake a twelve-hour “ergathon” in front of Legends Sports Bar, 5236 East Second St., on Saturday, October 18. The objective of the ergathon, which will run from 9a.m. to 9p.m., is to raise funds to assist the teams with the costs of traveling to Sacramento to compete in the season-opening Head of The American River at the end of October.

The ergathon is the LBS Rowing’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The men’s and women’s teams will take turns rowing on indoor-rowing machines, or ergometers. For every dollar donated, a rower will demonstrate his or her prowess by pulling ten powerful strokes. Every donor who provides $10 or more will receive a team tank top.

“This year we hope to beat last year’s $1,000 that was raised after rowing over 100,000 meters throughout the day,” Women’s head coach Ian Simpson said.

With over one hundred members, LBS Rowing is the largest club sport at LBSU. The team competes against NCAA Division 1 programs and other club teams at regattas in California including the San Diego Crew Classic. LBS Rowing is self-funded, relying on member dues, the Associated Students Incorporated, grants from the LBSU Foundation and other donors such as the Beach Crew Alumni Association.

Rowing Becomes a Key Venue at SmorgaSport 2014

Friday, 5. September 2014


CSULB Associated Students (ASI) kicked off another year with the annual “Week of Welcome” activities. More than 300 student clubs and organizations call CSULB home, and that number alone can be daunting for new students trying to figure out where they fit in.

ASI makes the choice a little easier by inviting these clubs and organizations to come out and introduce themselves to new and returning students. This year, get involved by visiting Week of Welcome ’14.

On Friday, September 5th from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., Beach Crew hosted the annual SmorgaSport Regatta using the RowPro simulator on a big screen and eight Concept2 ergometers. In years past, Beach Crew has stolen crowds from around the event over to what looks like a game, but in reality, they get hooked on rowing. The rest is history! Someone’s rowing career could start that night. The SmorgaSport Regatta has become a key venue at the event.

Novice rowers start on Monday, September, 8 at 5:30 AM.

More information regarding ASI’s Week of Welcome can be found here.