Matthew Podlesak
Matthew Podlesak
Year: Freshman
Hometown: New Canaan, Conn.
High School: Brunswick School

Freshman • 2014

Rowed the seventh seat for the freshman eight all season … Helped the F8 earn silver at the EARC Sprints … Competed with the varsity eight at the IRA National Championships, winning silver.

Before Harvard

Rowed at the U23 World Championships with the lightweight quad in 2013 in Linz, Austria, taking sixth … Placed first overall with the senior lightweight quad in the USRowing Club National Championships … Earned a first-place showing at the 2013 U23 World Championship trails with the lightweight men’s quad … Ranked second with the Junior B Quad at the 2010 USRowing National Championships … Four-year stroke of the Brunswick varsity 8+ from 2010-13, competing in the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association  … Graduated from Brunswick School in New Canaan, Conn. … Also trained with the Maritime Rowing Club and the New Canaan Crew from 2009-10 and in the summer … Team captain from 2012-13 … Won the Coaches Cup with the Brunswick Crew as a senior.