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Phil Matthews
Phil Matthews
Height: 6-5
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sydney, Australia
High School: St. Ignatius College
Major: Government
House Affiliation: Winthrop

Senior • 2011
Raced in the six seat with the second varsity eight, contributing to an undefeated dual season, and raced with the varsity four at the IRA National Championships … Helped defeat Yale at the 146th Harvard-Yale Regatta … Helped win the grand final and the Rowe Cup at the EARC Sprints … Contributed to victories over Navy, Penn, Princeton, Brown and Cornell.

Rowed in the second varsity eight all season, in the stroke and four seats, contributing to that boat’s 6-1 dual record … Helped the second varsity claim a bronze medal at the IRA National Championships … Helped the second varsity place fourth and the team win its 30th Rowe Cup at EARC Sprints … Aided in 15-second win against Yale and second varsity wins against Northeastern, Navy, Penn, Princeton and Cornell.

Rowed in the fourth varsity eight … Competed in the open four at the IRA National Championships and finished eighth overall.

Rowed in the freshman eight that won gold at the EARC Sprints and bronze at the IRA National Championships ... Went undefeated in dual racing, which included the second fastest winning time in the two-mile at the Harvard-Yale Regatta ... Also competed in the Temple Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta.

Before Harvard
Rowed for three years in high school and was a member of the first eight his junior and senior year ... Named team captain senior year ...  Rowed for the Sydney Rowing Club for three years and represented them at the Henley Royal Regatta twice, the Karapiro Regata in New Zeland, the national championships two times as well as various local regattas.