The athletes rowed on ergs, rowing machines, and accepted donations while trying to raise funds for the Stonington High School crew team. The athletes asked for pledges hoping to raise about $100 per athlete.
Victoria Georgetti, a junior, was at McQuade's Sunday morning and improved her personal best time during the first piece of a 2000m set. The rowers tried for a 7:50 to 8 minute time frame.
The Erg-A-Thon is the team's biggest fundraiser, according to Greg Wostrel, president of the Friends of Stonington Crew. Wostrel said the team's oars cost around $250-$350 and boats are approximately $30,000.