2013-14 Yale Heavyweight Crew News

June 12, 2014
Annual Heavyweight Banquet Honors Four Oarsmen
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.

June 12, 2014
Van Voorhis Elected Captain for 2014-15 Season
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.

June 7, 2014
Crimson Take 149th Regatta
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.

June 4, 2014
149th Yale-Harvard Regatta This Saturday
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.

June 1, 2014
Bulldogs Take Sixth At National Championship
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.

May 31, 2014
Heavyweights’ Varsity to IRA Grand Final
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.

May 30, 2014
All Heavyweight Boats Through to Top Semi-Finals
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.

May 29, 2014
Bulldogs Head to New Jersey for IRA National Championship
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.

May 18, 2014
Heavyweights Take Sixth at Sprints
In its final race of the day, the Bulldogs’ varsity crew finished sixth in the grand final of the 68th Eastern Sprints.

May 18, 2014
Heavyweight Varsity Headed to Grand Final at Sprints
The heavyweight varsity eight will race in the grand final later today to compete for Eastern Sprints gold and the Ivy League title.

May 15, 2014
Heavyweights Set for Eastern Sprints
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.

May 9, 2014
DeVries and Johnson Named to USRowing’s U23 National Team Selection Camp
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.

April 26, 2014
Heavyweights Best Princeton and Cornell to Claim Carnegie Cup
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.

April 24, 2014
Heavyweights Head to Princeton for Carnegie Cup
This weekend the heavyweight crew will head down to Princeton, N.J., to race Cornell and Princeton for the Carnegie Cup.

April 19, 2014
Heavyweights Win Fifth Straight Blackwell Cup
The Yale heavyweights defeated both Penn and Columbia this morning to win the Blackwell Cup for the fifth year in a row.

April 17, 2014
Bulldogs Look to Defend Blackwell Cup This Weekend
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.

April 12, 2014
Bulldogs Defend Olympic Axe
The Yale heavyweight crew won the Olympic Axe for the tenth year straight in their annual bout with Dartmouth’s boats.

April 11, 2014
Heavyweights Compete for Olympic Axe at Home
The Yale heavyweight crew team will host Dartmouth at home when the two teams compete for the Olympic Axe this Saturday, Apr. 12.

March 22, 2014
Bulldogs Best Brown in Season Opener
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.

March 21, 2014
Heavyweights to Open Season With Brown at Home
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.

March 14, 2014
Season Preview: Heavyweights Poised for Spring Racing
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.

January 29, 2014
Heavyweight Crew Returns From Annual Florida Training Trip
The Yale heavyweight crew team, keeping with tradition, spent the first days of the New Year together rowing in Florida.

October 20, 2013
Heavyweights End Fall Racing at Head of the Charles
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.

October 19, 2013
Heavyweights Take Tenth in Club Eights at Head of the Charles
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.

October 17, 2013
Bulldogs Set to Compete at 49th Head of the Charles Regatta
This weekend the men’s heavyweight crew team will head to Cambridge, Mass., to compete in the 49th annual Head of the Charles Regatta.

October 12, 2013
Bulldogs Take First at Head of the Housatonic
This morning the men's heavyweight crew team took first place at the Head of the Housatonic, posting the fastest time of the day.

October 10, 2013
Yale Prepares for Fall Racing Opener this Weekend on Housatonic
The Yale men's heavyweight crew team will make their debut this weekend on their home waters at the Head of the Housatonic.

September 13, 2013
Dethlefs ’12 Wins Bronze at World Rowing Championships
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.