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Blake Pucsek, Men's Heavyweight Crew

Blake Pucsek is the Harvard COOP Athlete of the Week, for the week ending May 16. Pucsek, the captain of the Harvard men’s heavyweight crew, represents a Crimson squad that claimed four gold medals and its 30th Rowe Cup as team champion at the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges Sprints Championships May 16 on Lake Quinsigamond. Harvard captured its 26th EARC varsity eight title and 26th Ivy League crown. In the varsity eight race, Harvard avenged its only previous loss by beating third-place Brown and defeated runner-up Princeton. Joining Pucsek as first-team All-Ivy League honorees were fellow varsity oarsmen Patrick Lapage, Matt Edstein, Nick Jordan, David Wakulich, Sam O'Connor, Michael DiSanto and Anthony Locke and coxswain Kelly Evans. The Crimson also won gold medals in the freshman eight, freshman four and fourth varsity eight.