John Richards
John Richards
Year: Junior
Hometown: Belmont, Mass.
High School: Belmont Hill
Major: uman Develop & Regen Bio
House Affiliation: Adams

Junior • 2019 
Sat five seat in fourth varsity eight against Yale ... Sat five seat in fourth varsity eight at IRA National Championships ... Sat five seat in fourth varsity eight at Eastern Sprints ... Sat seven seat in fourth varsity eight in win over Navy, Penn … Sat seven seat in fourth varsity eight against Princeton … Sat seven seat in fourth varsity eight in win over Brown … Sat seven seat in fourth varsity eight in win over Cornell, George Washington.

Sophomore • 2018 
Was second seat in fourth varsity eight victory over Cornell ... Sat two seat in fourth varsity eight's win over Brown ... Was two seat in fourth varsity eight against Princeton ... Sat two seat in fourth varsity eight's win over Navy ... Two seat in fourth varsity eight against Northeastern ... Two seat in fourth varsity eight at Eastern Sprints.

Freshman • 2017
Sat in the fourth seat in fourth varsity eight against Brown ... Rowed in second seat in fourth varsity eight against Princeton ... Raced in second seat in fourth varsity eight against Penn, Navy and Cornell ... Was in second seat in fourth varsity eight against Boston University ... Rowed in the fourth seat in fourth varsity at Eastern Sprints ... Raced in the second seat in combination boat vs. Yale.

Before Harvard
Two year letterwinner in crew at Belmont Hill … Earned a silver medal at the Youth National Championships in 2016 … Assisted the team to winning the NEIRA Team Trophy in 2016 …. Also lettered three years in cross country skiing …  Recipient of the Henry B. Sawyer Sportsmanship Award for cross country skiing and rowing … Brother, Alexander Richards ’18, is a member of the Heavyweight Crew Team … Father, Christopher ‘85, and mother, Elisabeth ’86, both graduated from Harvard … Father was on the heavyweight crew team, and mother was on the Radcliffe lightweight crew team …  Grandfather, Jack Richards, served as a captain for the track and field team …   Grandmother, Eleanor Dean, graduated from Radcliffe.