The Yale crew evidently means business. If hard, steady work can do anything towards developing a winning crew, the present crew at Yale seems bound to keep up Yale's rowing record. The crew has been hard at work all the year, rowing on the harbor during the fall, and training steadily in the tank during the winter. Last Tuesday the crew went out on the harbor for the first time this spring. The men sat in the following positions: Stroke, Simms; 7, Hagermann; 6, Gould; 5, Pond; 4, Ely; 3. Mills; 2, Crosby; bow, Balliet. Besides these men, Heffelfinger, Payne, Klimpke, Graves, and Jones were out in pairoars. Isham '91 did the coaching.
A brief glance at some of the men will show a lot of fine material. Simms, the stroke, pulled two on the crew last year, and was in the Yale-Harvard race. He has been rowing in the bow this year till Ives, who had been rowing stroke, had to stop rowing from heart trouble. Hagermann has had the training of being an oar on the Cornell crew. He has had to change his stroke slightly and adapt it to the Yale stroke. Gould and Pond are both new men, but they are heavy and row well. Ely was substitute on the crew last year and has greatly improved from his training this year. Mills played tackle on the foot ball team this year. Crosby is also a foot ball man; he played end rush. Balliet rowed on his '92 class crew, and is a good oar. Klimpke has long been a promising candidate for the crew, and of the great Heffelfinger, the mere mention is enough.
During the Easter recess the crew is going to Philadelphia to be coached by Bob Cook. The importance of this fact can hardly be overestimated, as by common consent Cook is the first crew coach in America.