Tulsa, OK – As part of the Tulsa Rowing Club Juniors Row-A-Thon this past weekend, six rowers broke longest continual row world records on the Concept2 Rowing Ergometer. The combined total distance rowed by all six rowers was over 1,000,000m.
Bishop Kelley Junior Nicole Baumann was successful in her attempt to break the under 19 heavyweight longest continual row. This record stood at 25 hours and Baumann rowed for a total of 30 hours beating the record by five hours.
“I feel really tired right now but accomplished,” said Baumann in the last hour of her record-breaking row.
Accompanying Baumann was Cascia Hall senior Victoria Richter. Together Bauman and Richter set the women’s tandem heavyweight under 19 record at 30 hours.
Jenks Sophomore Christopher Foley and Union Freshman Garrett Allan broke the male tandem under 19 and lightweight record by rowing for 28 hours and 13 minutes. The pair rowed a total distance of 233,561km.
“Breaking the record was harder than I thought it would be, especially at 3:00 in the morning but the support of my team and rowing partner got me through, and I am proud to have accomplished my goal” said Allan of the effort.
Chris Foley and Garrett Allan
Finally, Cascia Hall freshman Chris Ferarri and Holland Hall freshman Roby Martin broke the record for the tandem heavyweight under 19 longest continual row. The pair rowed for a total of 57 hours, improving on the previous record by one hour. Ferrari and Martin rowed over 406km to break the existing record.
Chris Ferrari and Roby Martin at the start of their record breaking effort
The club would also like to acknowledge the efforts of TRCJ assistant coaches Brock Turner and Logan Gilstrap who stayed with all of the student athletes for over two days to aid in supporting the athletes and verifying the records for the organizing body.
Tulsa Rowing Club is a nonprofit serving the Tulsa and surrounding areas. For more information on the club, visit the website at http://www.tulsarowing.org/juniors. You can follow the club on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/TulsaRCJuniors or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TulsaRowingClubJuniors