Alumni Set to Race in World Rowing Championships
Pictured: Lofgren arrives in New Zealand (photo courtesy Esther Lofgren/USRowing).
Three former Harvard and Radcliffe rowers will compete in the 2010 World Rowing Championships, which begin Sunday in Lake Karapiro, New Zealand.
The event runs through Nov. 7, and live video streaming will be available during the finals sessions.
Former Radcliffe All-American Esther Lofgren ’08-09 is part of the United States women’s eight. Heats in the event begin Tuesday, as the Americans look to keep the momentum from their gold-medal performance at the Rowing World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland. The Repechage will follow on Thursday, with the finals coming Sunday, Nov. 7.
Fans can follow Lofgren and the U.S. team through her blog.
The first Harvard oarsman to take to the water will be Henrik Rummel ’09 in the U.S. men’s four. Rummel was part of the sixth-place U.S. four at the Rowing World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland in July. The event gets underway Sunday, continues Tuesday and wraps up Friday.
Malcolm Howard ’05, a three-time national champion at Harvard, will represent Canada in the men’s single. He is coming off a fourth-place finish against top competition in Lucerne and will look to keep climbing the ranks of the world’s top scullers. Howard will race in a heat Sunday. Repechages will follow Monday with semifinals Thursday and finals Saturday.