8-14 February, 2021
Row your heart out for brain cancer
Mark your calendars… Connor’s Erg will be back in 2021! From February 8-14, we are challenging rowing teams from all around the world to give heart and brawn to raise much needed funds for childhood brain cancer: the #1 cancer killer of young people*
We understand the world is a different place now, and some teams won't be able to compete together, so we encourage you to set your own challenge and row your way any day in February.
A heartfelt thank you!
2020 marked our biggest Connor’s Erg Challenge to date, with 12 rowing teams across the US and Australia raising over $70,000! We were blown away by our teams’ enthusiasm and commitment to changing the odds for young people facing brain cancer.
Thank you for rowing your hearts out for brain cancer. See you in 2021!
Funds raised in the US will support pediatric research projects at Lucille Packhard Children’s Hospital, University of Wisconsin, Dana Farber in Boston, and more. If your school is involved with Connors Erg and has pediatric brain cancer research projects we can work with you to direct funds you raise to your school’s projects.
100km Erg challenge - MEN
Marist- 4:54:57- Winner, 2020 Connor’s Cup
100km Erg Challenge - WOMEN
Princeton Openweight- 5:52:25.6 Winner, 2020 Connor’s Cup
Wisconsin Openweight- 6:00:45
100km Erg Challenge - LIGHTWEIGHT WOMEN
Princeton Lightweight-6:30:55- Winner, 2020 Connor’s Cup
Wisconsin Lightweight- Finished but unfortunate timing issues prevented accurate calculation
MIT (combined women and men)- 7 athletes did 60km on the erg + 140km on the bikes for a total of 130km
Duke women - each athlete completed 100km on the erg over 10 days
UVA - combined women and men “cardio party”
Highest team total: Wisconsin: $10,891.00
Highest per capita results: Colgate Women $4,526.00
Rowing teams are encouraged to pick a suitable day and time during February 8 - 14, 2021. The event is traditionally done in relay fashion from the college's own venue, however we understand the world has changed and this may not be possible for all schools and teams. So we encourage you to set your own challenge in 2021 and row your own way, any day. The one thing that hasn't changed is brain cancer is still the #1 cancer killer of young people in the US. Thank you for helping us change those odds
Connor was Wisconsin born (1994) but Australian raised (2000-2013). Apart from academics which he easily excelled at, his passion was rowing. He began rowing at 14 as a student at Brighton Grammar School in Melbourne Australia.
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