Victoria City Rowing Club named winner of Row to Tokyo Team Challenge

Victoria City Rowing Club named winner of Row to Tokyo Team Challenge

The Row to Tokyo indoor rowing Team Challenge wrapped up on May 2, with 28 teams representing RCA Member Organizations and CrossFit facilities from across the country collectively rowing 17,410.569 km, more than double the distance from the National Training Centre on Vancouver Island to Tokyo, Japan.

As the team that contributed the most metres to the overall total with 2,250.583 km, Victoria City Rowing Club has won the grand prize of a Concept2 ergometer for their club and an RCA merchandise item for each team member.

Final Leaderboard 

1 Victoria City Rowing Club BC 2,250,583 m/2,250.583 km
2 University of Calgary Rowing Club (Macdonagh Dressler) AB 1,836,789 m/1,836.789 km
3 Ottawa Rowing Club (Zella James) ON 1,284,969 m/1,284.969 km
4 CrossFit Abbotsford (Scott Johnson) BC 1,093,393 m/1,093.393 km
5 Deep Cove Rowing Club (Andrew Cherwenka) BC 1,053,278 m/1,053.278 km
6 Calgary Rowing Club (Magdy El-Beheiry) AB 1,021,099 m/1,021.099 km
7 CrossFit Abbotsford (Alicia Hurley) BC 925,079 m/925.079 km
8 Halifax Rowing Club NS 841,867 m/841.867 km
9 Ottawa Rowing Club (Brendan Edge) ON 828,037 m/828.037 km
10 Don Rowing Club ON 726,715 m/726.715 km
11 Unaffiliated (John Sturdy) BC 668,612 m/668.612 km
12 Shuswap Rowing and Paddling Club BC 537,915 m/537.915 km
13 Hanlan Boat Club ON 527,454 m/527.454 km
14 Maple Bay Rowing Club BC 450,305 m/450.305 km
15 University of Calgary Rowing Club (Courtney Kruschel) AB 400,431 m/400.431 km
16 CrossFit NCR ON 397,736 m/397.736 km
17 Calgary Rowing Club (Olivia McMurray) AB 392,309 m/392.309 km
18 Delta Deas Rowing Club (Jeremy Hankin) BC 297,077 m/297.077 km
19 Delta Deas Rowing Club (Charmaine Hermann) BC 280,308 m/280.308 km
20 Saskatoon Rowing Club SK 272,553 m/272.553 km
21 RCA Staff BC 230,500 m/230.5 km
22 Salt Spring Island Rowing Club BC 227,494 m/227.494 km
23 St. John’s Rowing Club NL 194,573 m/194.573 km
24 Labrador West Rowing NL 183,587 m/183.587 km
25 Calgary Rowing Club (Adam Mills) AB 170,882 m/170.882 km
26 RCA Alumni BC 153,229 m/153.229 km
27 Deep Cove Rowing Club (Antoinette Gussenhoven) BC 133,432 m/133.432 km
28 Delta Deas Rowing Club (Richard Stout) BC 30,363 m/30.363 km


The Great Indoors is an initiative that was launched in February with the aim of growing and promoting the discipline of indoor rowing in Canada. Canadians can sign up to join RCA’s indoor rowing community, which is centred around an online hub for resources, news and events, here.

Did you know that we have an app? Get easy access to our indoor rowing resources* by downloading our app for free on the Google Play and Apple App stores.

*To access exclusive resources as a member of our indoor rowing community, after downloading the app, click on the “Login” button at the bottom of the home page and follow the prompts using the email you used to register for The Great Indoors.

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