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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.