2013-14 Yale Heavyweight Crew News

  • Keenan and Crew Claim Silver for Australia, Bulldogs Finish Racing at World Championships
    July 27, 2014
    Rising senior Simon Keenan, rowing in the Men’s 8+ for his mother country of Australia, helped his boat finish second in the grand final of the event at U23 World Championships earlier this morning. Four other Bulldogs finished racing at the international competition today as well.
  • Five Bulldogs Headed to World Championships In Italy
    July 25, 2014
    Four heavyweight Yale oarsmen will compete in the 2014 U23 World Championships in Varese, Italy. The regatta will run through July 27 and brings together the best rowers in the world under the age of twenty-three.
  • Annual Heavyweight Banquet Honors Four Oarsmen
    June 12, 2014
    After months of training and its most successful season in nearly a decade, the Yale heavyweight crew closed its season with its annual banquet. Every year the banquet marks the end of the team’s stay at Gales Ferry by honoring three seniors and a freshman for their contributions to the program.
  • Van Voorhis Elected Captain for 2014-15 Season
    June 12, 2014
    Following the best varsity eight finishes in years at the Eastern Sprints and IRAs, the Yale heavyweights have elected Lyon Van Voorhis to lead the team to even better results as next year's captain.
  • Crimson Take 149th Regatta
    June 07, 2014
    A gorgeous day on the Thames River with a tail wind and an incoming tide set the stage for the 149th Yale- Harvard Regatta. Yale and Harvard both came into the day with undefeated regular seasons, but it was Harvard that prevailed in the end.
  • 149th Yale-Harvard Regatta This Saturday
    June 04, 2014
    The 149th Yale-Harvard regatta will take place this Saturday in New London, Conn. “The Race” will feature not only America’s oldest college rivals, but also two boats who finished the dual-racing season undefeated and made their way to the grand final of both the Eastern Sprints and IRA National Championship.
  • Bulldogs Take Sixth At National Championship
    June 01, 2014
    WEST WINDSOR, N.J.- The Yale heavyweight men finished sixth in the grand final of the varsity eight event earlier today at the IRA National Championship. It was the first time the boat had made the grand final at the championship regatta since 2006.
  • Heavyweights’ Varsity to IRA Grand Final
    May 31, 2014
    WEST WINDSOR, N.J.- The Yale men’s varsity crew has progressed through to the grand final of the IRA National Championship regatta. Both the second and third heavyweight varsities will compete in the petit final of their events in the final day of racing tomorrow.
  • All Heavyweight Boats Through to Top Semi-Finals
    May 30, 2014
    WEST WINDSOR, N.J.- All three Yale heavyweight boats racing in the three-day IRA National Championships have advanced to the top level of semi-finals, leaving them all in contention for medals.
  • Bulldogs Head to New Jersey for IRA National Championship
    May 29, 2014
    The men’s heavyweight squad arrived at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J., this past Tuesday in order to test the course before it competes in the 112th IRA National Championship.
  • Heavyweights Take Sixth at Sprints
    May 18, 2014
    In its final race of the day, the Bulldogs’ varsity crew finished sixth in the grand final of the 68th Eastern Sprints.
  • Heavyweight Varsity Headed to Grand Final at Sprints
    May 18, 2014
    The heavyweight varsity eight will race in the grand final later today to compete for Eastern Sprints gold and the Ivy League title.
  • Heavyweights Set for Eastern Sprints
    May 15, 2014
    The Yale men’s heavyweight crew will travel from their isolated training compound at Gales Ferry to Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass., this Sunday, to compete in the 68th Eastern Sprints.
  • DeVries and Johnson Named to USRowing’s U23 National Team Selection Camp
    May 09, 2014
    Captain of the heavyweight squad Zachary Johnson and team member David DeVries have both been named to USRowing’s Men’s Sweep Under-23 National Team Selection Camp.
  • Heavyweights Best Princeton and Cornell to Claim Carnegie Cup
    April 26, 2014
    The Bulldogs’ first boat was able to beat both Princeton and Cornell this morning on the Tigers’ home course and won back the Carnegie Cup, a prize they have not claimed since 2010.
  • Heavyweights Head to Princeton for Carnegie Cup
    April 24, 2014
    This weekend the heavyweight crew will head down to Princeton, N.J., to race Cornell and Princeton for the Carnegie Cup.
  • Heavyweights Win Fifth Straight Blackwell Cup
    April 19, 2014
    The Yale heavyweights defeated both Penn and Columbia this morning to win the Blackwell Cup for the fifth year in a row.
  • Bulldogs Look to Defend Blackwell Cup This Weekend
    April 17, 2014
    NEW HAVEN, Conn.- The Yale heavyweights will look to make it three in a row this weekend when they host Columbia and Penn to compete for the Blackwell Cup. The trophy, which Yale has won the past five years in a row, will be contested this Saturday, Apr. 19.
  • Bulldogs Defend Olympic Axe
    April 12, 2014
    The Yale heavyweight crew won the Olympic Axe for the tenth year straight in their annual bout with Dartmouth’s boats.
  • Heavyweights Compete for Olympic Axe at Home
    April 11, 2014
    The Yale heavyweight crew team will host Dartmouth at home when the two teams compete for the Olympic Axe this Saturday, Apr. 12.
  • Bulldogs Best Brown in Season Opener
    March 22, 2014
    The Yale heavyweight crew team took first place in the varsity and second varsity events this afternoon on the Housatonic in their season opener against Brown.
  • Heavyweights to Open Season With Brown at Home
    March 21, 2014
    The Yale heavyweight crew team will open its spring racing season at home on the Housatonic River against Brown this Saturday, Mar. 22. The Bulldogs will race the Bears on a 2,000-meter course down the Housatonic, finishing right in front of Yale’s Gilder Boathouse.
  • Season Preview: Heavyweights Poised for Spring Racing
    March 14, 2014
    The icy waters and cold conditions of the Housatonic remain an afterthought as the Yale heavyweight crew team focuses in on the most important part of its year; the spring racing season, which will begin a week from Saturday.
  • Heavyweight Crew Returns From Annual Florida Training Trip
    January 29, 2014
    The Yale heavyweight crew team, keeping with tradition, spent the first days of the New Year together rowing in Florida.
  • Heavyweights End Fall Racing at Head of the Charles
    October 20, 2013
    The Yale heavyweight rowing team finished their fall season of racing today at the 49th Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, Mass. The heavyweights had two boats compete in the historic regatta, which marked their last race before the spring season.
  • Heavyweights Take Tenth in Club Eights at Head of the Charles
    October 19, 2013
    The Yale heavyweight rowing finished 10th in the Men’s Club Eights event in a field of 47 today at the 49th Head of the Charles Regatta.
  • Bulldogs Set to Compete at 49th Head of the Charles Regatta
    October 17, 2013
    This weekend the men’s heavyweight crew team will head to Cambridge, Mass., to compete in the 49th annual Head of the Charles Regatta.
  • Bulldogs Take First at Head of the Housatonic
    October 12, 2013
    This morning the men's heavyweight crew team took first place at the Head of the Housatonic, posting the fastest time of the day.
  • Yale Prepares for Fall Racing Opener this Weekend on Housatonic
    October 10, 2013
    The Yale men's heavyweight crew team will make their debut this weekend on their home waters at the Head of the Housatonic.
  • Dethlefs ’12 Wins Bronze at World Rowing Championships
    September 13, 2013
    Building on a series of outstanding results in international competition, former Yale men’s heavyweight crew captain Tom Dethlefs ’12 won a Bronze medal on Sept. 1 at the 2013 World Rowing Championships. Dethlefs sat in the seven seat of the U.S. men’s eight that finished third behind boats from Great Britain and Germany out on the waters of Chungju Tangeum Lake in Chungju, South Korea.