Ranking FAQs

General Questions

Does the ranking use "cookies"?

Yes. When you log in, our website stores several small text files called cookies on your computer. If you are unable to log in or enter a result after creating a new profile it may be due to the cookie setting on your browser.

When do the logbook and rankings start and end each year?

The Concept2 Online Logbook and Rankings season runs from May 1–April 30. On May 1 every year, the previous 12 months worth of data is archived, and a new year begins with a blank slate.

Can I enter workouts from a past logbook and ranking year into my logbook?

Yes.

Do lifetime meters start over with the new logbook and ranking year?

No. Your lifetime meters are just that: all the meters you've logged in your lifetime. This value gets carried forward from one logbook and ranking year to the next.

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Profiles and Logging In/Out

What should I do if my email address changes?

You can change any information in your personal profile, including your email address as follows:

  1. Log into your online logbook.
  2. Click the profile icon on the top right of the page. This will be your user photograph if you have uploaded one.
  3. Click Edit Profile and make the necessary changes.
  4. Press Enter or click Update at the bottom of the page to save the changes.
Can I set up additional profiles using the same User Name?

No, the User Name must be unique for each individual.

Can I set up additional profiles using the same email address?

Yes, as long as everyone using the same email address has a unique User Name set up for him or herself.

What do I do if I can't remember my User Name?

On the log in page, click Forgot your user name?. This opens a page that prompts you for your email address. You will then receive an email providing your User Name. If you do not receive an email within 5-10 minutes, email ranking@concept2.com to request your User Name and Password.

What do I do if I can't remember my Password?

If you don't remember your password, click on Forgot your password. Enter your username and email address and a reset link will be sent to your email. Click on this link and you can choose a new password.

Can I delete my own profile and if so, how?

No, you cannot delete your own profile. If you would like to have your profile deleted from our database, please email your request, along with your name and Ranking ID, to ranking@concept2.com. Profile deletions are permanent, and any meters associated with deleted profiles cannot be retrieved.

Can duplicate profiles be merged?

Yes. If you have duplicate profiles and would like them merged, please email your request, along with your name and any Ranking IDs you know of, to ranking@concept2.com.

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Logging Workouts In Your Logbook

What are the "Lifetime Meters" under my name on the main logbook page?

That number is the total of all the meters you have ever logged into your logbook, regardless of season.

I made a mistake in a workout entry? How can I correct this?

Click next to the entry you want to change in your logbook. This will take you to the detailed view for this workout. You can then click on Edit to go to a screen where you can make changes.

Do on-water meters count toward the total for the Million Meter Club or the Annual Meters Honor Board?

On-water pieces do not count toward the Million Meter Club totals but they are included in the Annual Meters Honor Board totals.

How can I delete a workout from my log?

Take the following steps:

  1. In either Latest Workouts on the homepage, or in the Season view, click next to the workout you want to delete.
  2. On the next page, click Delete Result.

What do H and L mean?

L or (Lwt) is for Lightweight—165 pounds or less for men and 135 pounds or less for women. H (or Hwt) is for Heavyweight—anything over those lightweight limits. Even though you may have entered a weight in your profile, you must designate L or H for every piece that you enter. Note: These weight categories only apply for rowing workouts. Workouts done on the Concept2 SkiErg do not have a weight classification.

I've been rowing, but I haven't entered meters in my logbook in a while. Can I enter the meters in one bulk entry?

Yes, you can. Rather than enter them as normal, you should instead enter them as Catchup meters from the History page. Catchup meters have a start and end period, so you can either enter them as one or break them down by shorter periods.

The number of meters I've rowed in life do not match the lifetime meter total in my logbook. How can I correct my logbook total?

Enter them as Catchup meters.

How can I see last year's logbook?

To see any previous season's logbook:

  1. Click History at the top of the page.
  2. Click the link for the relevant season.

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SkiErg Questions

What is the SkiErg?

The SkiErg is a ski ergometer and training tool from Concept2. Like the indoor rower, the SkiErg has a Performance Monitor that allows you to accurately measure your workout. This means you can use the logbook to compare your performance with other users of the machine.

Can I rank SkiErg pieces?

Yes. SkiErg pieces are handled in the same way as indoor rower pieces. On the Rankings page you can choose to view either a SkiErg ranking or an indoor rower ranking. The ranking distances and times are the same for the SkiErg as for the indoor rower.

Do SkiErg meters count in challenges?

SkiErg meters count toward all online challenges.

Do SkiErg meters count for team challenges?

Yes. The team challenges include both indoor rower and SkiErg meters (however, no on-water/on-snow meters are allowed).

Is there a records page for the SkiErg?

Yes, we maintain World and American SkiErg records for two distances: 500 meters and 1000 meters. Learn more

Do SkiErg meters count towards the Distance Awards?

SkiErg meters count towards the SkiErg Million Meter Club, which is separate from Indoor Rower Million Meter Club.

Do SkiErg meters count for the Annual Meters Honor Board?

Yes. SkiErg meters count towards this, as do indoor rower and on-water meters. Clicking on a team name on the Annual Meters Honor Board allows you to see the separate totals for each type.

Are there weight categories for SkiErg pieces?

No. Heavyweight and lightweight are weight categories from the world of on-water rowing. SkiErg pieces, therefore, do not have weight categories.

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Ranking Workouts and Viewing Rankings

Which pieces can be ranked?

You can rank the following types of workouts:

  • 100 Meters
  • 500 Meters
  • 1000 Meters
  • 2000 Meters
  • 5000 Meters
  • 6000 Meters
  • 10000 Meters
  • 21097 Meters (half marathon)
  • 42,195 Meters (marathon)
  • 100,000 Meters (team event)
  • 1 minute
  • 4 minutes
  • 30 minutes
  • 60 minutes

All ranking pieces must be single distance or timed pieces (no interval pieces) started from a non-moving flywheel. Accelerated starts from moving flywheels during intervals are not accepted as ranking times. Generally Just Row pieces are not acceptable because the distance/time must be exact to meet the category requirements above.

How can I set up an exact single distance or timed piece to be ranked?
See Setting Up a Single Distance Workout or Setting Up a Single Time Workout.
How can I verify my result in the rankings?

Pieces that are uploaded directly from your LogCard or USB flash drive via the Concept2 Utility, or those that come from races, are automatically classed as verified. To flag a manually entered piece as "verified", you can use the verification code from your PM3, PM4 or PM5. Read more on how to access the PM3/PM4/PM5 verification code. If you have an older Performance Monitor, you may email ranking@concept2.com after you have entered it into the ranking with the following information:

  • Your age and weight class
  • Your email address used for the ranking
  • Your first and last name and the country you live in
  • Details of your row (time, distance, location)
  • The location of the rowing machine used (top 3 ranking spots must be rowed on a publicly accessible machine)
  • Your witness contact information
  • The user name that you use to log into the ranking
How can I see last year's rankings?

To see prior seasons' rankings, select the year you want to see from the search criteria on the main rankings page.

I edited a workout that I'd previously ranked, and now I can't find it in the rankings. Why?

Editing a ranked piece removes it from the ranking. To re-rank the piece, click the blue rank link in the Status column for that piece on your main logbook page.

If I have a ranked piece in a given ranking category (let's say 5,000 meters) and I enter a faster time for that 5,000 meters, do I need to unrank my slower time in order to rank my faster time?

No. When you rank the faster time, the slower time is automatically removed from the rankings so you'll only have one ranked time for that category.

How do I delete a ranking piece?

On either Ranked Workouts page or from your Log, click Unrank next to the workout you want to delete.

This does not remove the piece for your logbook. It simply removes it from the Rankings. You can only delete ranked workouts from the current season.

Can I rank an on-water piece?

No. On-water pieces are not eligible for the Rankings.

If a birthday puts me into the next ranking age category, can I have two different pieces ranked for the same distance—each under a different age category?

No, you will have to choose which piece you want to rank. You can only have one ranking entry per event per season regardless of age.

Why are some people listed twice in the same ranking?

In some cases an individual may appear twice when they have input their own times, and then had their race results sent to us by the race organizers. We try and automatically merge these results, but if there names or date of births differ they may appear twice.

Are pieces on the Dynamic Indoor Rower ranked separately to pieces on an indoor rower?

You can now rank pieces separately on an indoor rower, an indoor rower with Slides and the Dynamic Indoor Rower and these will all show up in separate sections on your Ranked Workouts page. When you view Rankings, you can choose which "Indoor Rower Type" to search by: whether all types, dynamic only or indoor rower only etc. Only one piece by you will ever show up in any Ranking, so if you have a 2,000m time ranked for both the indoor rower and the Dynamic Indoor Rower, and you choose to view "All Results" for Indoor Rower Type, only your fastest piece will show up.

What do the types "I", "D" and "S" mean on the ranking page?

I, D, and S tell you the type of machine used for a ranked indoor rower piece:

I Indoor Rower.
D Dynamic Indoor Rower.
S Indoor Rower with Slides.

These letters appear in the Type column when you're viewing an indoor rower ranking and have chosen "All Results" for Indoor Rower Type.

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World Records

How do I rank a record-breaking 2000 meter time?

A record-breaking 2000 meter time can be ranked by you, but cannot be recognized as a world record unless the piece was rowed at an official Concept2 sanctioned indoor rowing race with witnesses present.

Can record-breaking 2000 meter times be rowed on slides?

No, 2000 meter record times must be rowed on indoor rowers without Slides.

What do I have to do if I think I can row a world record piece?

All 2000 meter record-breaking times must be rowed at a Concept2 sanctioned indoor rowing event with witnesses present. In addition all 2000 meter record-breaking times must be rowed on Concept2 Indoor Rowers without Slides.

All other record-breaking times must be single distance or timed pieces (no interval pieces) started from a non-moving flywheel. Accelerated starts from moving flywheels during intervals are not accepted as record times.

In addition, all records must meet at least one (1) of the following requirements:

  • A verification code was obtained for the piece from the PM3, PM4 or PM5.
  • Rowed in public with witnesses present who can be reached for confirmation of the performance. "Public" is defined as a health club, fitness center, rowing club, indoor rowing race, trade show or regatta where Concept2 is present, school, university or special event in a public setting (for example, a fundraiser in a mall).
  • Recorded on video. Be sure to also include in your video a shot of the PM displaying your final results.

Additionally, in accordance with regulations from on-water events and indoor rowing championships around the world, lightweights must be weighed in no earlier than two hours before their race. Records from lightweights weighed prior to two hours before their race will not be recognized.

  • Lightweight Women: <= 135lbs (61.5kg)
  • Heavyweight Women: > 135 lbs (61.6kg)
  • Lightweight Men: <= 165lbs (75kg)
  • Heavyweight Men: > 165lbs (75kg)

Concept2 reserves the right not to accept a row as a record.

Where can I see all the current world records associated with the Concept2 Indoor Rower?

You can go to the World Records For All Ranking Distances page on our website to see the current records.

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Workout History

Where can I access my weekly and monthly rowing totals?

From the main logbook page, click the Season Summary link in the Latest Workouts section. You can also go to the History page, click View Season for any season's stats you want to view, and then choose Monthly Summary or Weekly Summary

How can I add lifetime meters to the meter total in my logbook?

If you want to add a large number of historical meters to get your logbook up to speed:

  1. Log into your online logbook.
  2. Click History.
  3. Under Catchup Meters, click Add catchup meters.
  4. Create an entry for each time period you want to break it down into.
  5. Click Add.

When entering meters for the current logbook and ranking season (May 1 to April 30), it is best to enter each workout separately by individual date to allow for accurate average meters rowed statistics.

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Annual Meters Honor Board

What is the Annual Meters Honor Board?

The Annual Meters Honor Board is a listing of rowers based on their average meters rowed per day since the beginning of the logbook and ranking season—May 1 every year. It is divided into separate listings of those who have rowed 10,000 meters or more, 7,500–9,999 meters, 5,000–7,499 meters, 2,500–4,999 meters, and 1,500–2,499 meters. Those rowers with average daily meters less than 1,500 are not listed.

Where is the link for the Annual Meters Honor Board?

The link for the Annual Meters Honor Board is on the Challenges page of the logbook.

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Training Partners

What does having a "Training Partner" mean?

Training Partners are able to view each other's workouts. There is no limit to the number of Training Partners a person can have.

How do I add someone as a Training Partner?

To set up a Training Partner, go to their Profile page. Click the "Add Training Partner" button. You might not see this button on some people's profiles, depending on their privacy settings. Once this person accepts your request, your partnership is established.

Once the partnership is set up, your partner's name will appear on your Traning Partners page along with a link to a modified log page that shows the meters your partner has rowed. The modified log shows distance, time, date rowed, weight class, workout type and comments.

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Affiliations

What are the Affiliation Standings?

The Affiliation Standings are a listing of groups of rowers based on total number of meters rowed by all affiliation members. Each affiliation's total is reset at the beginning of every logbook and ranking season (May 1 every year). There is no limit on the number of members in any affiliation. Note: Individuals who have "Show Name in Honor Board and Standings" set to "No" in their profile will not appear in the Affiliation Standings and their meters will not be counted.

How can I add myself to an affiliation?
  1. Log into your logbook,
  2. At the top of the page, click Profile.
  3. Click Edit Profile.
  4. Under University/Club Standings Affiliation, follow the instructions to select an affiliation.
  5. At the bottom of the page, click Update.

If you already have meters in your logbook for the current season (May 1–April 30), all of your meters from the beginning of the season will automatically be added to the affiliation's total. If you have not yet logged any meters, your name will not appear under your affiliation in the University/Club Standings until you log some meters for the current season.

How can I have a new affiliation added to the list of choices?

If you do not see the club or university name in the list and would like to add it, email the name of the new affiliation to ranking@concept2.com along with what type of affiliation it is (health club, rowing club, military, elementary school, high school, university or virtual).

Can I belong to two affiliations at the same time?

No, you can only belong to one affiliation at a time. If you change affiliations, all of your meters from the beginning of the season (May 1 every year) will change to your new affiliation’s total.

What is the difference between an affiliation and a team?

An affiliation is a year-round group of rowers showing meter totals on the University/Club Standings page and a team is only related to certain challenges that run throughout the year. See more in the Teams section below.

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Teams

How are teams used in the online logbook?

Teams are established in the online logbook for team challenges that happen three times throughout the year: The three team challenges are:

  • Virtual Team Challenge (Jan 1–Jan 31)
  • World Erg Challenge (Mar 15–Apr 15)
  • Fall Team Challenge (Sept 15–Oct 15)

More information on these can be found on the Team Rowing Challenges page.

How do I join a team?

To join a team, click on Teams in your logbook, then use the drop-down list in the Join A Team section to choose a team. Once selected, click Select Team. If you’d like to start your own team, use the Start A Team section on the Teams page of your logbook.

What is a virtual team?

A virtual team means that the members row at different locations anywhere around the world and come together virtually to form a team.

Why do I not appear in the Standings or on my team's results for a challenge?

Make sure you have signed up for the challenge. To do so, go to the Team page and click Join Team Challenge in the box for the challenge you want to take part in.

Why can I no longer sign up for a challenge?

You have 16 days after the start of the challenge to sign up to it. If you have not signed up by then, you are not able to take part in that challenge.

Why does my team not appear on the Standings for a challenge?

For a team to appear on the Standings for a challenge, it needs at least two active members. An active member is one who has signed up and entered meters for the challenge.

Can I join or leave a team at any time?

Yes, it is now possible to join or leave a team at any point. If you join a team after the signup deadline for a challenge has passed, you will not be able to take part in that challenge. If you leave a team at any point in the challenge, your meters will no longer count for that team. If you sign up for a challenge and then leave your team after the challenge deadline, you will not be able to take part in that challenge with your new team.

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Team Captains

How do I add members to my team?

Team members are responsible for adding themselves to a team. They do this from the dropdown menu on their Teams page or by clicking on Join Team when they view your team's results for a challenge. The exception to this is if you wish to add team members who do not currently have their own Logbook. See below for more information on Managed Accounts.

Can I contact my team members?

If you click on Mail Team Members on your team captain page, you can send a group email to all your team members. You can choose to contact: all team members, team members signed up for the current challenge, or team members not signed up for the current challenge. Note: It is possible for team members to opt out of receiving messages from their captain by changing the Contact Preferences in their profile. Team members will not be able to reply directly to you, but can reply via the Logbook Mail feature of the website.

Can I make somebody else the captain of my team?

You can only have one team captain at a time. To change the captain of your team, click on Transfer Captaincy on the Team Captain page. You can only transfer the captaincy to somebody already on your team. They will receive an email with the option to either accept or reject the captaincy. If the new team captain will not on the team, please contact ranking@concept2.com.

Can I be captain for more than one team?

At the moment, it is only possible to be the captain for one team at a time.

Can I add team members who don't have their own Logbook?

Managed accounts are online profiles created and managed by a team captain. This allows the team captain to enter challenge meters on that team member's behalf. (Members who do not have managed accounts enter their own meters in their online profiles, and those meters are reflected in the team's total.)

To create a managed account:

  1. On the Teams page in your online logbook click Go To Team Captain page.
  2. Click Create Managed Account, and enter the user’s data.
  3. Click Create Account.

This adds the managed account to your roster but does not sign that person up for the current challenge. To enter managed accounts in a challenge:

  1. Tick the check box in the Enter column for that member. (If you have several managed accounts to sign up, tick the All check box at the top of the table.)
  2. Click Signup Managed at the bottom of the table. Once signed up, a field will appear in the Quick Meters column for that person, where you can enter meters on their behalf.

Note that you will have to sign up managed accounts for each team challenge.

Why does my team not appear on the Standings for a challenge?

For a team to appear on the Standings for a challenge, it needs at least two active members. An active member is one who has signed up and entered meters for the challenge.

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