Jessica L. Flakne
While Harvard-Yale tailgates got most students out of bed on a Saturday morning before 10 a.m. for the first time all fall this weekend, the Harvard men’s crews were already racing through the powerhouse stretch, bringing their fall season to a close with several victories at the Tail of the Charles.
Will Newell didn't pick up rowing until high school, but the gifted athlete has quickly ascended to become captain of Harvard lightweight crew.
The Harvard men's heavyweight rowing team sent an eight of upperclassmen to the Head of the Oklahoma this weekend.
'Fearless’ is perhaps the best word to describe the Radcliffe Rugby Football Club.
After nearly two decades of unsuccessful attempts at knocking off Princeton, the Harvard lacrosse program finally had its way against the Tigers this season. For the first time since 1990, both Crimson squads defeated their Ivy League rival.
Rowing is a sport of repetition. Although an oarsman may achieve one perfect stroke, to repeat that flawless motion even twice, never mind over 200 times down a 2,000-meter race course in sync with seven other people, is a true feat. Fortunately, when it comes to racing, a crew just has to come closer to perfection than its opponent in order to win.
If there’s one thing that the Harvard men’s heavyweight and lightweight squads both could not get out of their minds this season, it was the thought of races past and races yet to come.
Harvard heavyweight crew topped favorite Brown for the varsity eight and team titles at Eastern Sprints on Sunday, but the lightweights suffered their first defeats of the season, coming in second to rival Princeton.
Rowing great Jim Dietz once said, “Rowing is a sport for dreamers. As long as you put in the work, you can own the dream.” Last season, the Harvard men’s lightweight varsity eight fell just short of its goal to become league and national champions, placing second at Eastern Sprints and then third at IRAs. Having won the 2009 Jope Cup for overall team points and graduating only three members of its varsity crew, the oarsmen knew there was reason to keep the dream alive.
For prospective Harvard oarsmen, part of the appeal of rowing on the Charles River is that each day you’ll catch a glimpse of various other crews in training—some of which, like Northeastern, will be your competition later in the year.
Harvard men's lightweight crew beat Princeton and Yale Saturday to cap an undefeated regular season.
This weekend, both men's crews taught the Midshipmen a lesson in winning a battle between oarsmen.
Even though the scene certainly resembled a clash between naval fleets, it was in actuality the 74th annual Compton Cup—a meeting of old rivals, the No. 4 Harvard men’s heavyweight crew, the No. 7 Princeton Tigers, and the MIT Engineers.
This past Saturday, the Harvard men’s heavyweight varsity dedicated its sleek, yellow Empacher eight to Olympic gold medalist and former Crimson rower, Malcolm Howard ’05. There is no question what the name of this boat will represent to those who sit in its seats.
While Brown clinched the Stein Cup Saturday, Harvard heavyweight crew held it to close margins—reminding the Bears it won’t be over until Sprints.
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