Tulsa, OK – BTW Senior Frank Schad and Jenks Junior Chris Foley spent the entre Thanksgiving break rowing at the Tulsa Rowing Club with one goal in mind, setting a world record. The pair started rowing on Concept 2 rowing ergometers at 9:00am on Wednesday November 27th with the intention to break the tandem longest continual row for under 19 youth rowers. The record stood at 57 hours and was held by fellow teammates Chris Ferrari and Roby Martin.
On Monday December 2nd at 9:00am the pair stopped rowing and had managed to break the record and set a new bar for 120 continuous hours of rowing*. In addition to this record, another TRCJ rower, Andrew Kolb from Skiatook who joined the club in August rowed a total of 45 hours to break the longest continual row for an under 19 male youth rower*.
When asked about their efforts the 120-hour pair had a few choice words of reflection.
“It was painful and tiring. However, I would do it again in a heartbeat, said Schad. Foley added, ”Perseverance, when your body says it cannot go any further, you mind and your will to succeed will push you to do amazing things.”
* Records are unofficial until verified by Concept 2 inc.