Row’d Royalty 2019

About Row'd Royalty

Each week for 4 weeks, a rowing workout for the Concept 2 Erg will be announced. You’ll have 4 days to complete the workout and submit your score online with a picture of your monitor. At the end of 4 weeks we will crown the Kings & Queens of the rowers. 
Cash prizes are awarded to the top 3 male & female rowers in the Open Division for the Standard & Tall Categories. The winning Team receives a new Concept 2 Rower (or Bike or Ski Erg). 2nd & 3rd place teams receive cash prizes.
Row’d Royalty was born at Diablo CrossFit in 2012 in California. Several Diablo members claimed to be the “best rower” and were always eager to prove themselves. So, I created “Row’d Royalty,” an annual indoor rowing competition spanning 4 weeks and a variety of workouts with the winners crowned “The King & Queen of the Rower”.
Row’d Royalty was a huge hit with everyone at Diablo so, in 2015 I moved the competition online and introduced Row’d Royalty to the world. Concept 2 joined us as our premiere sponsor and our registration exploded. Today, indoor rowers from around the world participate, including former Olympic Rowing Medalists, Crash B winners and top CrossFit athletes.
In my 13 years of indoor rowing and coaching, I have learned that the biggest difference in an athlete’s performance on a Concept 2 erg is height, which primarily affects the length of the pull. In order to make our competition more inclusive AND more competitive, we created the “Standard” and “Tall” categories.
  • Standard (Women under 5′ 6″ / Men under 5′ 11″)
  • Tall (Women 5′ 6″ and above / Men 5′ 11″ and above)
Similarly, in 1974 the International Rowing Federation (FISA) added a “Lightweight” class to rowing “to encourage more universality in the sport especially among nations with less statuesque people.”
Our “Team” category was born in the CrossFit world as “affiliate teams.”  In the beginning we simply combined the scores of the 4 top scoring athletes in a gym. It was a great way to create energy and interest in rowing in the gym. Lots of athletes prefer competing on a team rather than as an individual. As the competition grew, we decided to change the rules to allow any four athletes from anywhere to combine their scores as team. This created a very competitive category that proved to be fun to follow on the leaderboard. It also helped encourage a lot of athletes to participate that might not otherwise.
  • Damper can be set anywhere for all workouts.
  • Rolling starts are ok.
  • You can complete the workout as many times as you want during the designated time frame.
  • Workouts are announced Thursdays at 5:00pm PST and scores must be submitted by Mondays at 5:00pm PST.
  • Once the score submission period has closed, no workouts may be entered. No exceptions.
Row’d Royalty Divisions – Select the proper division per your height.
  • Standard (Women under 5′ 6″ / Men under 5′ 11″)
  • Tall (Women 5′ 6″ and above / Men 5′ 11″ and above)
Age Groups (as of January 10th, 2019)
  • Youth 13 & Under
  • Teens 14 – 15
  • Teens 16 – 17
  • 18 – 29
  • 30 – 34
  • 35 – 39
  • 40 – 44
  • 45 – 49
  • 50 – 54
  • 55 – 59
  • 60 +
4 Person Teams
  • All 4 competitors need to register themselves in their respective division along with submitting their own individual scores on a weekly basis.
  • Teams are made up of 2 Men and 2 Women. They DO NOT have to be from the same Gym, State, or Country.
  • The Team Captain needs to register his or her team and will be the only team member to submit a team score.
  • Team Captains need to submit their Teams scores by the appropriate deadline in addition to their own score.
  • The Team score is the sum of all 4 team members scores.
  • If any team member does not submit a score or complete a workout the team is disqualified.
  • Concept 2 Rower

Join the fun, test yourself and learn a little more about the erg.

Craig Howard
Row’d Royalty Founder