The No. 3 heavyweights raced Princeton and MIT at home on the Charles River on Saturday, defeating both competitors to win the Compton Cup. The No. 4 lightweights also had a strong showing, racing twice in one weekend.
As the spring rowing season gets underway, both the Harvard men’s heavyweight and lightweight crews posted strong showings this weekend against Ivy League and local competitors.
After two undefeated seasons and back-to-back gold medals at EARC Sprints and IRA National Championships, the Harvard Men’s Lightweight Crew will be welcoming former Radcliffe Lightweight Women’s head coach Michiel Bartman.
Crew wins at Sprints, Dominates Season
For the fourteenth time in Harvard history, both the Crimson heavyweight and lightweight crews achieved first-place finishes in the first varsity event at the 2013 EARC Sprints. The competition took place on Sunday on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Both the Harvard men’s heavyweight and lightweight crews continued undefeated spring seasons over the weekend. The No. 2 heavyweights took two of four races against Princeton on Sunday to secure the Compton Cup while the No. 1 lightweights captured three out of four races against Navy on Saturday at home on the Charles River.
It proved to be a successful weekend for the Harvard men’s heavyweight and lightweight crews, who each toppled opponents to extend undefeated spring season records. The No. 4 heavyweights defeated No. 3 Brown on Saturday at home on the Charles River, taking three of five races on the morning. The No. 1 lightweights displayed their dominance by sweeping all four races against Dartmouth and MIT.
Harvard men’s lightweight crew kicked off its spring season with a decisive victory over Delaware on Saturday morning. The Crimson took three out of five races to secure the regatta win at home on the Charles River.
For lightweight rowers Andrew Campbell and Austin Meyer, the Head of the Charles Regatta will mark their first competition back in a Harvard boat after a year spent away from school vying for a spot in the 2012 London Olympics.
Harvard sophomore lightweight rower Andrew Campbell capped off a busy summer with a third-place finish at the 2012 Senior World ...
With Saturday’s results on the Thames River in New London, Conn., Harvard men's heavyweight crew recorded its fifth straight sweep of the Bulldogs and its 12th varsity win over Yale in its last 13 tries.
Both the Harvard heavyweight and lightweight crews have experienced success during the 2011-12 season. Heading into May’s EARC sprints, both crews boasted undefeated records. While the heavyweights finished in second, the top-ranked lightweights came out on top.
After sitting out the 2011 spring season due to a shoulder injury, Harvard senior and heavyweight rower Sam O’Connor returned to the first varsity boat this season, and it was like he never left.
After the Harvard men’s lightweight crew first varsity boat took the lead in the second half of the EARC Sprints championship race, the Crimson could not be caught.
Harvard men’s heavyweight and lightweight crew both competed in Worcester, Mass. on Sunday for the EARC Sprints championship. While the heavyweights were defeated in the first varsity race, they came away with a freshman eight title and an overall team win. The lightweights secured the varsity title for the second year in a row and placed second as a team.