Stockton, California held its historic first indoor rowing competition on January 27, 2020 at Health Careers Academy.
The cheering never stopped! Unified Events brought together adaptive and general ed PE students from Stockton Unified School District schools that are benefiting from the George Pocock Rowing Foundation’s Erg Ed® curriculum.
Organizers Dr. Pat Tirone, Executive Director of Delta Sculling Center, and Zebulon Gromm, PE teacher at Health Careers Academy, brought together 75 students to participate in the competition with the assistance of Stockton Unified School District's PE teachers trained in Erg Ed® and SUSD Athletic Director Joseph Martinez.
Competitions (done as general ed, adaptive PE, and unified events) included 500 meter sprints, 2K races, 10-minute relays, and a 30-second max power challenge. The unified relay events consisted of 3 general ed PE and 3 adaptive PE students.
Competitors put so much into the day’s challenges that many were falling to the floor upon completing events!
We look forward to continuing the championships for SUSD in the semesters to come!