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Alexander Bonorris
Alexander Bonorris
Height: 5-9
Weight: 160
Year: Junior
Hometown: Corte Madera, Calif.
High School: Redwood
Major: History
House Affiliation: Mather

Junior • 2014

Stroked and rowed in the second seat for the varsity eight … Helped the V8 place fifth at the EARC Sprints … Earned a silver medal at the IRA National Championships.

Sophomore • 2013

Rowed stroke for the first varsity, helping the Crimson to an undefeated season … Helped the Crimson win at the Head of the Charles Regatta, Eastern Sprints and the IRA National Championships … Was a part of Harvard’s second-place finishing boat in The Visitors’ Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta that lost to the Harvard heavyweights in the first all-Harvard final since 2002. 

Freshman • 2012

Rowed for the freshman eight all season and once for the lightweight four ... Took fifth place in the lightweight four at the IRA National Championships, missing out on fourth by a half-second ... Helped the freshman eight finish third, just 1.3 seconds back of runner-up Princeton in 6:26.215, at the EARC Sprints ... Took second in a matchup of three previously unbeaten crews at the HYP regatta finishing the dual season 8-1 ... Contributed in win over Navy and Georgetown ... Defeated MIT and Dartmouth ... Also contributed in wins over Cornell, Penn, and Delaware.

Before Harvard

Participated on the varsity crew for three years as a stroke seat and six seat at Redwood High School … Awarded 2011 Marin Rowing Association Men’s Varsity Athlete of the Year … 2009 Southwest Regional Championships … First-place heavyweight varsity eight  at Southwest Regional Championships in 2010 and ‘11 … Set the course record for the junior eight event at the 2011 San Diego Crew Classic … First place heavyweight and lightweight varsity eight and lightweight four at the 2011 Youth National Championships … Graduated high school as Salutatorian.


Enjoys outdoors activities such as hiking, biking, camping, backpacking, downhill and cross-country skiing … Father, Steven Bonorris, ’85, participated in lightweight crew at Harvard … Mother, Judith Rabinowitz, ’86, was a Nordic skier at Harvard.