What is Indoor Rowing:

An indoor rower, or rowing machine, is a machine used to simulate the action of on-water rowing for the purpose of exercise and training for rowing. Over the years, indoor rowing has become a sport in its own right. Indoor rowing machines are often known as ergometers and there are a few brands, competitions use the Concept2 brand. The Concept2 machines are consistent but the rowers can adjust the resistance as they wish, these adjustments have no bearing upon the results or fairness of the event.

There are many indoor rowing competitions held all over the world and even virtually online. The world championships, called the CRASH-B Sprints is held in Boston, Massachusetts each year. Many of the satellite indoor rowing competitions are feeder events/qualifiers for the CRASH-B’s.

The 2000-meter distance is the core event for most competitions but many events include a sprint event or two (100m-500m) and sometimes team relay events.

Competitions are organized into categories based on sex, age, ability and weight class. While the fastest times are generally achieved by rowers between 20 and 40 years old, teenagers and rowers over 90 are common at competitions.

Center City Slam History

The Center City Slam organizing committee is 100% volunteer
2018 marks The 11th Annual Center City Slam
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Location: Drexel University Armory. the entrance is located on N. 33rd St. between Market and Arch streets
The Center City Slam is a 2000 meter indoor rowing event and offers a men’s and women’s 500 meter sprint

Center City Slam Staff


  • Alan Fody
  • Austin Barolin
  • Brian Roman
  • Chris Henderson
  • Dan Dollin
  • Emily Gartland
  • John DiMattia
  • Liam O'Neill
  • Peter Eyrich
  • Sarah Grogan


  • Janah Szewczyk
  • Marion Boas
  • Sarah Grogan
  • Mike Niles
  • Alan Fody
  • Brian Timlin
  • Doug Allcorn
  • Stephen Benvenuto
  • Dan Dollin
  • Pete Eyrich
  • Dana Haneman
  • Brian Roman
  • Julia Jackson
  • Emily Gartland
  • Chris Henderson
  • Jayme batcher
  • Marc Smith
  • Mike McKenna
  • Ryan Mallgrave
  • Gregg Francis
  • Gwyn Linus
  • Pedja Flipovic
  • Tom McPhillips
  • Mollie Cusack
  • Delaney Baxendale
  • Mike Gartland
  • Taylor Brady

If you’re interested in volunteering please let us know

Austin Barolin (Events Coordinator)

P: (856) 452-1251