Incoming Freshman Zach Johnson Wins Gold with U.S. at Junior World ChampionshipsYale heavyweight crews extensive connections to US Rowing continue with the incoming class. Freshman Zach Johnson (Marin, Calif.) just stroked the U.S. men's 8+ to a gold medal at the 2010 Junior World Championships. The U.S. was third at the 500-meter mark but surged ahead at the 1,000-meter mark, then held off Germany by .65 seconds for the win.
Dethlefs Wins Silver Medal at U23 Worlds in Heavyweight EightRising junior Thomas Dethlefs (Lawrenceville, N.J.) won a silver medal with the U.S. heavyweight eight at the Under-23 World Championships this past weekend in Brest, Belarus. Henry Cole 10 also competed at the Championships, and was part of the U.S. 10th-place finish in the heavyweight quadruple scull. Rising senior Derek Johnson (Hillsborough, Calif.), Yales captain, was also selected for the 4x but was unable to compete due to an injury.
Four Bulldogs Rowing for U.S. in Upcoming EventsYale heavyweight crew will have a major presence in upcoming international regattas for USRowing. Three Bulldogs -- Henry Cole 10 (New Canaan, Conn.), rising junior Thomas Dethlefs (Lawrenceville, N.J.) and rising senior Derek Johnson (Hillsborough, Calif.) -- have been named to the U.S. Under-23 National Rowing Team that will compete at the U-23 World Championships later this month in Brest, Belarus. In addition, Henry Coles brother Charlie Cole 07 (New Canaan, Conn.) will race the coxless pair this weekend in the last World Cup regatta of the summer.
Newcastle Tops Yale Combo 4+ at HenleyA day after beating the seeded A crew from Oxford Brookes, a combination crew of Yale heavyweights and lightweights lost to Newcastle by 1 1/4 lengths in the Henley Royal Regattas 4+ Prince Albert Challenge Cup Thursday. The Bulldogs rowed through their competition on Wednesday but could not pull off the same feat Thursday, trailing at the Barrier and at Fawley.
Yale Combo 4+ Defeats Seeded Crew at HenleyA combination crew composed of Yale heavyweights and lightweights defeated the seeded 'A' crew from Oxford Brookes by a length in the Henley Royal Regattas 4+ Prince Albert Challenge Cup Wednesday. The crew is composed of John Grunyk '10 and 2010 captain Brendan McCook '10 from the lightweights and rising senior Duncan Logie and Antonio Sirianni '10 from the heavyweights. Ian Schmertzler '10 is the coxswain.
Bulldog Alums Compete in Russia at First Annual Presidents Cup RegattaA group of Yale Crew alumni returned on Memorial Day from St. Petersburg, Russia, after participating in the First Annual Presidents Cup Regatta. Yale was invited by the Amateur Rowing Association of Russia for the second time in nine months to attend as a guest at one of their prestigious regattas. The three-day competition, which included kayaking and canoeing in addition to rowing, was meant to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the first boat club in St. Petersburg. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the former rowing powerhouse had largely been a non-presence on the international rowing scene. The intention of the Regatta was to remind Russians of their rich rowing heritage and reinvigorate interest in the sport.
Varsity Eight Finishes Eleventh at NationalsYales varsity eight rowed to an eleventh-place finish at the 108th IRA Regatta to finish off the 2010 season. The eight took fifth in the petite final of the varsity event. UC Berkeley took gold.
Varsity Eight to Race in Petite FinalYales varsity eight will race in tomorrows petite final after finishing fifth in the semifinal. The second varsity and open four will also row in tomorrows petite finals after both finished fifth. The freshman eight will row in the third final.
Varsity Eight Makes Big Push in Opening Heat of IRA RegattaYales varsity eight opened up the 108th IRA Regatta with a big push over four of its five opponents, automatically sending the Bulldogs to tomorrows semifinals. The varsity will be joined by the second varsity and the open four in the semifinals. The freshmen will race in the third level final on Saturday.
Heavyweight Crews Head to National ChampionshipThe Yale heavyweight crew heads to Camden, N.J. this week to compete at the 108th Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championships. This three-day event begins on Thursday, June 3 and ends on Saturday, June 5. The Bulldogs are coming off Four heavyweight boats will compete for Yale at the National Championships.
Y-H Regatta This Saturday at 9 AMThe 145th edition of the Yale-Harvard Regatta, America's oldest intercollegiate athletic contest, is this Saturday morning on the Thames River. The racing begins at 9 with the freshman and junior varsity events followed by the 10:45 varsity race.
Bulldogs Hang Tough, But Harvard Holds On to Win The 145th RegattaThe 145th Regatta between Yale and Harvard was, as usual, a 20-minute test of strength and willpower over a grueling four-mile course. And while Harvard grabbed the lead after the first mile Saturday morning on the Thames, the Crimson could never quite shake the Bulldogs. Yale kept Harvard within reach at all times but in the end could not overtake the Crimson, crossing the finish line just 5.9 seconds too late. That was the narrowest victory margin for Harvard in The Regatta since 1997s 3.5-second Crimson win.
Cole Earns Win in U.S. Rowing RegattaFormer Yale rower Charlie Coles pair won the 2010 U.S. Rowing National Selection Regatta on May 15 on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J. The victory confirms Coles place as one of the two top sweep oarsmen in the United States. It is the second straight year he has captured this event.
Yale Finishes 11th at SprintsYales heavyweight crews concluded competition this afternoon on Worcesters Lake Lake Quinsigamond. Five Yale crews competed in preliminary heats and finals. The varsity eight finished eleventh, the second varsity seventh, the third varsity fifth, the freshmen twelfth and the 4V/2F four third.
Heavyweight Crews Head to Eastern SprintsThe de facto Ivy League Championship takes place this Sunday in Worcester, Mass. Yale crews will line up against Ivy rivals and the rest of the EARC to determine Ivy League titles, EARC titles and who advances to the IRA Regatta. Rankings going into the event put the varsity eight (5-1) in third, the second varsity (3-3) in seventh, the third varsity (5-0) in second and the freshmen (2-4) in tenth. Rankings based on the seasons performances against opposing crews (voted on by EARC coaches) create a seeding for the event that determines preliminary heats.
Yale Rowers Aim for National TeamTwo Yale heavyweight crew alumni, Charlie Cole 07 and Matthew Brown 06, are contending for spots on the 2010 U.S. National Team that will compete in the 2010 World Rowing Championships at New Zealand from Oct. 31 to Nov. 7.
Yale Wins Carnegie CupThe Yale varsity reclaimed the Carnegie Cup on the Housatonic River Saturday morning. The third varsity followed that up with a win of their own. The second varsity, freshman and 4V/2F eights fell to Princeton and Cornell.
Yale to Race for Carnegie CupYale, Princeton and Cornell will meet again this weekend, this time at the Gilder Boathouse, to determine who will hold the Carnegie Cup for the next year. In the last three years, all three teams have won the cup: Yale in 2007, Princeton in 2008 and Cornell in 2009.
Yale Heads to Philadelphia in Search of Blackwell CupThe Bulldogs will face Columbia and Penn in search of the Blackwell Cup on Apr. 17 in Philadelphia. Last year, the Bulldogs won three out of four races at Columbias Orchard Beach racecourse against the two Ivy opponents, but fell in the varsity eight to Columbia.
Bulldogs Retain Olympic AxeIn the second dual of the spring, Yales heavyweight crews won their four events over Dartmouth. The Yale varsity eight won by 2.2 seconds on a windy morning to ensure that the Olympic Axe stay at Gilder Boathouse for another year.
Yale To Race Dartmouth for Olympic AxeYales crews will face crews from Dartmouth on Apr. 10 at the Gilder Boathouse. The Bulldogs swept all events last year and hope for a repeat performance to ensure continued possession of the races trophy, the Olympic Axe. This is the Bulldogs second duel of the season.
Yale Wins Three of Five in Opener Against BrownYales heavyweight crews opened their season with three wins over Ivy League rivals Brown. The Bulldogs won the mornings first three events: the four, the third varsity eight and the first freshman eight. The last twothe second varsity and varsity eventswere claimed by Brown. The Bears topped the Bulldogs in the varsity event by 1.8 seconds.
Yale Takes on Brown in Season OpenerYales heavyweight crews open their season when Brown visits the Gilder Boathouse this Saturday. Five races will take place on the morning of Apr. 3, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Fresh Off Training Camp, Yale Ready to Tackle Spring SeasonYales spring racing season officially kicks off on Apr. 3 when the Bulldogs face Ivy League rivals Brown. This first dual race marks the end of a successful period of winter training, the completion of a two-week spring training camp, and the beginning of four straight weeks of cup races in preparation for Eastern Sprints on May 16th. This season will feature three home races for Yale and one away, along with the customary Eastern Sprints, IRA Regatta and Yale-Harvard Regatta.
Bulldogs Conclude Succesful Fall SeasonA pre-season trip to China (last week of August) set the tone for a successful fall season for the Yale heavyweights. Nine oarsmen and a coxswain were invited to compete in the World Top University Rowing Challenge in Yunnan Province. Yale finished in second place behind Peking (Beijing) University, but defeated crews from Tsinghua University (third), Huanan Normal University (fourth), Shanghai Jiaotong University (fifth), University of London (sixth), Harvard (seventh) and Cambridge University (eighth).
Heavyweights Announce New Assistant CoachWilliam Boyce has just been named the new Assistant Coach for the Yale Mens Heavyweight Crew Program. Boyce, a 2008 graduate of Cornell University, was most recently the second assistant coach with the heavyweights at Cornell, and acted as the lightweight intern at Cornell in 2009.
Heavyweights Finish Second at PrincetonYales heavyweight crews traveled to Princeton, N.J. this Sunday to compete at the annual Princeton 3-Mile Chase. The varsity eight claimed second, the second varsity finished 17th and the third varsity came in 21st. Yale also entered four varsity fours in the regatta. They finished third, 12th, 16th and 40th. The freshman eight came in fifth.
Heavyweights Head to Princeton to Defend Three TitlesYales heavyweight crews will travel to Princeton, N.J. this Sunday to defend their titles in at the annual Princeton 3-Mile Chase regatta. The Princeton Chase, an invitational head-race for men and womens collegiate crews, will see Yale oarsmen race in the eight and four events. Three varsity eights will race, along with one freshman eight and a few varsity fours.
Yale Club Eight Wins on the CharlesThe Yale heavyweight club eight took first out of 46 crews in the event on Bostons Charles River. The crew completed the course in a time of 15:22.613, 3.598 seconds ahead of the second-place crew. Last year the Yale crew took fifth.
Heavyweights Head to CharlesYales heavyweight crews will travel to Boston this weekend for the 45th Head of the Charles Regatta. Three crews will represent Yale this weekend: a club eight, a championship eight and a championship four. After a strong opening weekend, Yale hopes to post strong performances at the fall seasons preeminent regatta.
Heavyweights Win on HousatonicYales heavyweight crews kicked off their fall season at home on the Housatonic with wins in the mens collegiate eight and the mens collegiate four. Heavyweight rowers also competed in the pair and single event.
Heavyweight Crews Preparing For Opening WeekendYales heavyweight crews hit the water this Saturday in their home opener, the Head of the Housatonic in Derby, Conn. This race marks the beginning of the fall racing season that will run throughout the month of October, culminating with the Princeton Chase on Oct. 25.
Heavyweights Finish as Top Western Crew in ChinaBattling strong headwind conditions Yale finished second in the Grand Final as the strongest representative of the four western crews, including Harvard, invited to row head-to-head with the top university crews in China. Three China crews jumped out to early leads over Yale, but the Bulldogs pushed back into contention and only came up short of catching Peking University (Beijing) in the last 500 meters.
Spielfogel to Serve as Heavyweight Crew CaptainRising senior Lucas Spielfogel, a history major from Boca Rato, Fla., will serve as the captain for Yales heavyweight crew team for the 2009-10 season. Spielfogel, who stroked the five spot on the varsity eight for most of the spring season, will succeed Andrew Collard as captain.
Cole Helps Team USA Earn MedalCharlie Cole 07, competing in only his second international competition as a senior U.S. National Team oarsman, stroked the USA Mens Pair without coxswain to a bronze medal at the 2009 Rowing World Cup Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland on July 12.