Connor’s Erg 2021

Thank you to all of the individuals and teams who used their brawn for brains, Connor’s Erg raised over $60,000 USD ($78,000+ AUD!) for paediatric brain cancer matters.

It was a challenging year, with many US schools affected by COVID,  with a number of student athletes unable to train together or be on campus. Despite the circumstances,  six rowing teams from Australia and the US participated, along with a number of individuals.

The 2021 theme was ‘row your way any day‘ and we were blown away by the fundraising efforts!

University of Wisconsin Men’s and Women’s Rowing teams kept the tradition alive, having participated in all six years of Connor’s Erg. The men’s team were our fundraising champs, raising over $5000 (USD). Followed by Colgate Women’s Rowing, University of Minnesota Women’s Rowing, and University of Wisconsin Women’s Rowing.

Haileybury and Firbank Grammar were our top Aussie fundraisers.

Our very own Liz Dawes was our top individual fundraiser raising over $1500 USD, with Carson McFarland from Wisconsin close behind on $1149 USD.

Funds raised at each US university will benefit the respective universities’ neuroscience departments. The remaining money raised will benefit the RCD Foundation and its U.S. brain cancer research projects.

We’d like to give a big thanks to this year’s major event sponsors – Northwestern Mutual and Jacobus Energy.

We will be back bigger and better than ever before next year for our seventh Connor’s Erg. Stay tuned!