Butt, Campbell, Grinalds Nominated for USROWING Fan's Choice Awards

Published by Christina C. Mcclintock on October 13, 2011 at 10:11PM

Harvard lightweight coach Charley Butt, Crimson rower Andrew Campbell, and Radcliffe freshman Lucy Grinalds received nominated for USRowing Fan's Choice Awards on Tuesday. Grinalds is a finalist for the Junior Rower of the Year, Campbell for National Team Rower of the Year, and Butt for Collegiate Coach of the Year.

Butt was nominated following a season in which the Harvard first and second varsity eights went undefeated in the dual season and won Eastern Sprints title. The Crimson 1V finished .02 seconds behind gold medalist Yale at IRAs. Meanwhile, a four composed of 2V rowers and then-sophomore coxswain Alex Saal capped off the team's second-boat success with a national title at the IRA regatta.

While Butt was nominated for his success at Harvard, his national team success was also cited in the brief. Butt helped eight of his rowers compete for their respective national teams this summer, and coached Campbell and Princeton grad Gevvie Stone in the single.

Campbell, meanwhile, is coming off a history-making summer in the lightweight single. Just a year after taking bronze at the Junior World Championships, Campbell finished third at U23 Worlds and took fourth at senior Worlds. The bronze medals at Junior and U23 Worlds stand as the highest U.S. finishes ever in the events, while his fourth place finish at senior Worlds is the highest U.S. finish since 2002. Campbell is currently training in hopes of competing for the US at the 2012 London Olympics in the double.

Of the three nominees currently with Harvard, Grinalds is the only one in the group to have won a World Championship in the past year. In her fourth straight year on the U.S. junior national team, she took gold in the straight four. Grinalds also won the U.S. Junior Nationals in the pair, took bronze at U.S. nationals in the eight, and earned a second place finish in the junior lightweight event at C.R.A.S.H.-B.s. Grinalds competed with the Connecticut Boat Club this summer is currently with the Black and White heavyweight team.

You can vote for Butt here, Campbell here, and Grinalds here.

Where Are They Now? Bills Roll Over Struggling Eagles

Published by Dominic Martinez on October 11, 2011 at 10:11PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick '05 had his lowest passing yard total of the season, but the Bills dominated the Eagles Sunday.

In a new weekly feature, The Crimson will be tracking the successes (and potential failures) of some of Harvard’s most successful graduates not to use their Harvard degrees. While a tour through professional sports is not exactly a who’s who of Harvard alumni, a few athletes have taken their game to the next level. From Jeremy Lin to Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Crimson maintains a presence outside of the labs and law offices of the world.

In this edition of “Where Are They Now,” our focus continues to be on Ryan Fitzpatrick '05. Fitzpatrick and the Buffalo Bills played host to Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Following last weekend’s disappointing three-point loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Bills had hoped to recover in their matchup against Philadelphia.


The Fab Five: Harvard’s Top Fall Varsity Teams, Week 3

Published by James D. McCaffrey on October 11, 2011 at 10:11PM
Head-Popping Play

Senior defensive tackle Josue Ortiz sacks Cornell QB Jeff Mathews in the first half of the Crimson's win over the Big Red.

It was again an up-and-down week for Harvard athletics. And by up-and-down, we mean that the football team was up, and pretty much everyone else was down.

5. Women’s Volleyball (9-6, 2-3 Ivy)

Harvard split its games this week, defeating Brown but losing to Yale in straight sets. The team shouldn’t be too worried—it has more than a month to hone its dog-fighting skills before it faces the Bulldogs again.

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Men's Water Polo Swims in Pink

Published by Peter G. Cornick on October 09, 2011 at 10:37PM

During the home opener for Harvard men’s water polo against MIT Friday night, fans on both sides wore a myriad of school t-shirts supporting their team. One MIT fan even slipped on a full-body spandex suit for the occasion.

But for Saturday’s game against Brown, both sides shared a common color: pink.

In the first-annual Breast Cancer Awareness Game, athletes from both Harvard and Brown wore customized commemorative swimsuits in an attempt to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research.


Scouting the Area: Ithaca, N.Y.

Published by Alexa N. Gellman on October 07, 2011 at 10:11PM

Cornell's McGraw Tower, Ithaca, N.Y.

Looking for an exciting way to spend your long weekend?

Why not support three of your Harvard sports teams as they take on Cornell?  Crimson football, men’s soccer and women’s soccer are all making the trip to Ithaca, N.Y. this weekend to play the Big Red on its home turf. Yes, we know that six hours by car is a long way to go, so here is some motivation:

Five things Cornell has to offer…