Men's heavyweight head coach Charley Butt took the reigns two years ago, after nearly 30 years at the helm of the lightweight squad. In 2014, Butt led the men to an 8-0 dual season.
In 2012, Charley Butt led the men's lightweight crew team to it's first Head of the Charles victory since 1975 He will look to end up in the same spot this weekend atop the podium, this time with the men's heavyweight squad.
Captain Frederika Archibald, who began her rowing career in her hometown of Merivale, New Zealand, joined teammate Lauren Tracey as one of two Pocock All Americans for the Radcliffe squad this year.
The women's heavyweight crew team has not won the Head of the Charles championship eights since 1973, a fact it will look to change this weekend. The championship eight race will kick off for the Radcliffe heavies at 2:44 pm on Sunday.
During the 2014 Head of the Charles varsity eight, the women took first among collegiate crews with a time of 16:59.60.
The women's heavyweight crew operates under the charge of Liz O'Leary, who is in her 29th season at Harvard.
Harvard coach Charley Butt has three decades of coaching experience under his belt.
Senior Lauren Tracey didn't begin rowing until her senior year of high school. This year, she became one of 42 rowers to be named a Pocock All American, one of the highest honors in rowing.
Junior outside hitter Grace Weghorst, shown here on Sept. 27, 2013, led the Crimson with 24 kills, including the match’s final two points, as Harvard overcame an 0-2 deficit at the MAC Tuesday. Weghorst captured first team All-Ivy honors as a freshman in 2013 yet has battled injuries over the last year.
Men’s cross country co-captain, Tom Purnell, pictured above in action against Yale on Sept. 14, 2013, finished in first place in the men’s 8K race at the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet, besting Princeton rival William Bertrand to finish with a time of 24:48. The Harvard men tied for second at the meet.
Harvard co-captain Thomas Purnell, pictured above competing against Yale on Sept. 14, 2013, edged second-place finisher William Bertrand to take the men's 8K title.
Senior Tom Purnell, pictured in previous action, looks to lead a young Harvard cross country team into the new season.
Former Harvard forward Temi Fagbenle '15 will exercise her final season of eligibility with the USC Trojans.