Harvard Heavyweight Crew to Host Cornell on the Charles River Saturday
Andrew Reed will be in the fourth seat of the first varsity eight on Saturday (photo Harvard Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard heavyweight crew opens up the spring season by inviting Cornell to the Charles River Saturday morning.
Saturday Morning Schedule
7:30 a.m. – 3V and 4V
8:00 a.m. – 1F
8:30 a.m. – 2V
9:00 a.m. – 1V
Coxswain: David Fuller; Stroke: Parker Washburn; 7: Andrew Holmes; 6: Charles Risbey; 5: Vincent Breet; 4: Andrew Reed; 3: Josh Hicks; 2: James O'Connor; Bow: James Medway
Coxswain: Don Kim; Stroke: Rory Glover; 7: Jay Ditmarsch; 6: Achim Harzheim; 5: James Croxford; 4: Craig Slater; 3: Adam Janes; 2: Robert Rassmussen; Bow: Abi Polinsky
In the Fall
The Crimson nearly earned its second straight win in the Head of the Charles championship eights event, a feat Harvard has never accomplished, before placing second at the most prestigious regatta of the fall. Harvard was clipped by Washington's top boat, which finished five seconds quicker than the Crimson. Harvard completed the three-mile course on the Charles River in 14:42.35, topping the U.S. National Team, which was heavily penalized, and finished well ahead of many Ivy crews in the process. Harvard, which had more heavyweight men racing in the event than any other team, also received top-ten results in the championship fours and club eights.
varsity eight and second varsity eight placed third in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships grand final Saturday on the Cooper River. The varsity locked up the Crimson's second straight top-three national finish, and the second varsity medaled for the third straight year. Harvard rowed in four grand finals, with the freshman eight finishing fifth after being slowed by interference from geese on the course. The open four placed fourth, and the varsity four was second in its petite final.
Two former Harvard rowers, Malcom Howard '05 and Sam O'Connor '12, helped Oxford win the 159th edition of The 2013 BNY Mellon Boat Race Sunday. Debuting in 1829, The Boat Race, which pits Oxford versus Cambridge, is one of the oldest sporting events in the world. Ben French '11 also rowed in Oxford's Isis boat, which topped Cambridge's Goldie. In another Harvard connection, Wayne Pommen '02 commentated the race for BBC.
Harvard is on the Charles again next weekend as Brown visits Cambridge to battle for the Stein Cup.