Crew captain medals in marathon indoor erg rowing event
February 2, 2019 | Alexandria, Va.
Liberty University men's crew rower Ryan Krupansky earned a silver medal for a runner-up finish and fellow senior captain Brad Weisman placed fourth in the Open Men's Heavyweight Erg Marathon, a 42,195-meter indoor rowing event at the Mid-Atlantic Indoor Erg Sprints held Feb. 2 at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va.
Krupansky completed the race, the equivalent of a 26.2-mile running marathon, in 2 hours, 55 minutes, 1.5 seconds, less than 20 minutes after overall winner Peter Clements from the Potomac Boat Club, who holds the fourth-fastest time in the world in that event.
Ryan Krupansky rows in the Mid-Atlantic Indoor Erg marathon.
Weisman finished fourth in 3:23:23.2. Complete results are available online.
Members of Liberty's men's and women's crew teams will take to the water for the first time this semester early Monday morning out of the boathouse located at Smith Mountain Lake's Mitchell's Marina.
To prepare for the season's first competition, the John Hunter Regatta set for March 23 in Gainesville, Ga., the Flames and Lady Flames will spend their spring break in cabins at Smith Mountain Lake State Park and hold two-a-day practices in the mornings and afternoons.
"Staying at the lake will allow us to get up early and get on the water and to rest between practices," Liberty Head Coach Debbie Prowse said. "It's a good team-bonding time and a nice getaway."
Liberty will travel to two more regular-season regattas, the Waterfield Cup Memorial on April 6, hosted by Virginia Tech at Claytor Lake State Park, and the Rocketts Landing Regatta in Richmond the following weekend before competing in the SIRA Championships April 19-20 in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and the ACRA Championships May 24-26 in Gainesville, Ga.
This Monday and March 4 from 6-7 p.m. at the team's indoor practice facility at the old Macy's building at River Ridge Mall, the team will host its third of four weekly "Learn to Row" workouts, open to any student interested in the sport and picking up tips on proper technique.
Prowse and her new assistant coach, former Lady Flames rower Carolyn Nascimento ('14) will supervise the workouts with team members providing instruction. Contact Prowse via email at email@example.com for information on what to bring and entry to the training center.