The men's lightweight crew team seen in action during practice on May 2, 2015. The women coxswains, at 125 pounds, are much smaller than their teammates, but are an integral part of the team. Because of them, the rowers are motivated to row their best, and the boat is directed along the fastest course possible.
Outside the world of rowing, the role of the coxswain is often unknown or misunderstood. Who are the people sitting in the boat, but not actually rowing? What even are they doing?
With little time left in the regular season, the Harvard and Radcliffe heavyweight and lightweight teams looked to leave its mark in the water. With the men's heavyweight crew team win, the team takes home Adams Cup for the 18th consecutive year, and the 53rd out of 80 years.