Elis Win Crew of the Year, Coach of the YearOn the heels of its IRA Championship winning season, the Yale men's lightweight crew team has scooped both the Crew of the Year and Coach of the Year awards from the Eastern College Athletic Conference.
Yale Falls to Harvard at HenleyThe national-champion Yale lightweights fell this morning to the Harvard heavyweight freshman at the Henley Royal Regatta, ending their bid for the Temple Challenge Cup in the quarterfinals. The Bulldogs were unable to overcome a strong move at the halfway point by the Crimson, eventually falling by ¾ length.
Y150 Set to Face Harvard at HenleyThe Yale lightweights earned their second win of the Henley Royal Regatta this morning, defeating Florida Tech by a verdict of ½ length. Yale, the lightest crew entered in the Temple Challenge Cup, weighing in an average of 31 pounds lighter than their Florida Tech opponents, was forced to come from behind to defeat the Panthers, trailing by approximately ½ length at the Barrier and about a seat at Fawley before pulling ahead for good in the second half of the race. Yale finished in a time of 6:24.
Lightweights Advance at HenleyThe Yale lightweight varsity eight’s trip to Henley Royal Regatta began successfully today, with the Bulldogs defeating St. Hild and St. Bede College, Durham by 1.25 lengths. St. Hild and St. Bede, which qualified for the regatta’s main draw in the Temple Challenge Cup by making it through the qualifying round on Friday.
Lightweights Set to Depart for HenleyThe national-champion Yale lightweights will depart Tuesday for Henley-on-Thames, England, to race in the Henley Royal Regatta from June 29-July 3. The Bulldogs earned their trip by winning the IRA national championship two weeks ago in Camden, N.J., edging then-undefeated and top-ranked Harvard by a mere .022 seconds and extending the careers of the four seniors in the varsity eight.
Walker Elected Lightweight CaptainThe Yale lightweights, whose varsity eight recently won the IRA national championship, have elected David Walker as their captain for the 2011-2012 season. Walker, who rowed in the six-seat of the varsity eight this spring, called his election an “honor.”
Lightweights Win National ChampionshipA barnburner in the varsity lightweight eight event brought an end to three days of racing for the Y150's at the 109th IRA Regatta, with the Yale varsity eight being crowned national champions. The Bulldogs won their heat early in the morning and came back some four hours later to cross the finish line first ahead of Harvard to claim the national title. It was a photo finish as a margin of 0.02 seconds came out in Yale's favor, giving the Bulldog varsity a gold medal to go with their bronze from the Eastern Sprints three weeks ago. The win marked the Bulldogs' first national title since 2005 and fifth under the tenure of head coach Andy Card.
Open Four Advances to Grand Final at IRA’sThe Yale lightweight crew team is making strides in the open four – a heavyweight event – at the 109th IRA Regatta. The Y150’s finished second in their repechage to earn a spot in Saturday’s grand final. The Bulldogs will now have three boats racing on Saturday with the open four in the grand final, the lightweight four in the grand final and the varsity eight with both heats and finals.
Open 4+ Opens IRA's for LightweightsYale's open four began the weekend slate of racing this morning for the Yale lightweight rowing team, finishing third in its heat. The crew, racing in a heavyweight event, is made up of Michael Buttrick, Chad Bailey, Joseph Hanlon, Drew Lawson, and coxswain Wendy Lin. By rule, it must include at least one freshman and at least one upperclassman among its oarsmen.
Lightweights to Race at IRA National ChampionshipsThree weeks after a bronze-medal finish at the Eastern Sprints, the Yale lightweight varsity eight travels to the IRA National Championship on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J. Competing for the national title will be the top seven finishers from the Eastern Sprints as well as Mercyhurst, the top lightweight crew at the Dad Vail Regatta. At the Sprints, Yale led with 750 meters remaining in the race before being passed by Harvard and Dartmouth.
Two Golds, One Bronze for Y150 at SprintsYale’s lightweight crews earned three medals, including two golds, at Eastern Sprints on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass., this afternoon. The first freshman and third varsity eights won, while the varsity eight finished third.
No. 4 Yale Prepared for Sunday's EARC SprintsThe Yale lightweights will travel to Worcester, Mass., this weekend for the Eastern Sprints regatta to compete for the EARC and Ivy League titles. Sunday’s racing will feature 10 of the top-12 ranked lightweight crews in the nation, with only the top seven finishers qualifying for the IRA National Championship on June 4.
Yale Wins Three but Drops Cups to HarvardWith victories over Yale and Princeton in the varsity and second varsity eight this morning on the Charles River, Harvard retained the Goldthwait and Vogel Cups for the second straight year. Three other Yale crews, however, won their races, with the first freshman, third varsity, and fourth varsity/second freshman eights defeating their Crimson and Orange rivals.
No. 4 Yale Ready for No. 1 Princeton, No. 2 HarvardIn a series of races that will feature six undefeated crews between three of the nation’s preeminent lightweight rowing programs, the Yale lightweights will travel to the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass., to contest Harvard and Princeton for the Goldthwait and Vogel Cups on Saturday. The Goldthwait Cup will be awarded to the winner of the varsity eight and a point system used to calculate overall team supremacy determines the winner of the Vogel Cup.
Lightweights Split Varsity RacesIn two drastically different sets of conditions, the Yale lightweight rowing team saw mixed results in their two sets of races today on the Housatonic River. In the morning, Yale’s third-ranked varsity eight defeated No. 4 Cornell and No. 7 Delaware in rainy, headwind conditions before losing to No. 8 Dartmouth on flat water in the afternoon. Yale’s second varsity also split its races, losing to Cornell but beating Dartmouth. Yale’s third varsity and first freshman were both undefeated on the day.
Two Races this Weekend for No. 3 YaleAfter defeating Penn and Columbia last weekend at home in both the varsity and second varsity races, the Yale lightweight crew, currently ranked No. 3 nationally, faces a pair of tests this Saturday on the Housatonic River. In the morning, the Bulldogs will race Cornell and Delaware before squaring off against Dartmouth for the Durand Cup. With two races scheduled for one day, the lightweights will use Saturday as a preparation for the Eastern Sprints, which consist of prelims in the morning and finals in the afternoon.
No. 3 Y150 Wins Both Races in Abbreviated RegattaIn what head coach Andy Card described as a "survival at sea," the Yale lightweight rowing team defeated Penn and Columbia in both the varsity and second varsity events in windy conditions on the Housatonic River.
Rowing Schedule Changed for SaturdayDue to weather, the order of racing for Saturday's lightweight and heavyweight crew races at Gilder Boathouse has been altered. The women's races will still run from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
No. 3 Yale Prepares for Dodge CupAfter winning all four races against Georgetown and MIT on the Housatonic River last weekend, the Yale lightweight rowing squad will race again on its home course this Saturday, facing Penn and Columbia. Yale’s varsity eight will compete for the Dodge Cup, which the Bulldogs have won 30 times in the last 32 years.
Y150 Sweeps Georgetown, MITThe Yale lightweight rowing team won all four events against Georgetown and MIT this morning, with the varsity eight earning the Joy Cup with a 1.1-second victory over the Hoyas. All races saw favorable conditions, with a slight headwind increasing over the course of the day.
Lightweights to Race MIT, GeorgetownAfter opening its season with wins over the Naval Academy in four of five events in the Johnson Cup, including the varsity eight, the Yale lightweight rowing team will return to the friendly waters of the Housatonic to race at home for the first time this year on Saturday. The lightweights will compete with M.I.T. for the Joy Cup, with Georgetown as an invited guest for the fourth year running.
Yale Captures Johnson Cup From NavyThe Yale lightweight rowing team’s season got off to a strong start this afternoon on Lake Carnegie, where the Bulldogs took four out of five events, including the varsity eight, which captured the Johnson Cup for the third time in four years. Captain Andrew Hakanson was happy with the performance but added that the team must continue working in the coming weeks.
Y150 Opens Season with NavyAfter a several months of training and a successful scrimmage against Trinity last weekend, the Yale lightweight rowing team will open its spring season on Saturday against Navy. The teams will race for the Eads Johnson, Jr. Cup on the neutral water of Lake Carnegie in Princeton, N.J.
Lightweights Ready to Begin Spring SeasonThe Yale lightweight crew begins its spring racing season on Saturday with a scrimmage against Trinity’s heavyweights on Yale’s home course on the Housatonic River. The matchup, which will consist of several pieces rather than a single 2,000-meter race, follows several months of indoor training and a two-week spring-break training session on the Housatonic. The Y150 will follow Saturday’s Trinity scrimmage with six races over the next five weekends against league opponents before beginning its championship season on May 15 at the Eastern Sprints. Captain Andrew Hakanson pointed to a successful winter and a strong schedule as an indicator of potential success this season.
10 Bulldogs Earn Fall Academic All-Ivy HonorsTen Yale student-athletes have earned Fall Academic All-Ivy honors. Football players Patrick Witt and Jesse Reising, Jeff Perrella from the cross country team, soccer player Eric Meyer and lightweight rower William Zeng were honored on the men’s side. The women selected were soccer players Kate Macauley and Miyuki Hino, field hockey player Dinah Landshut, volleyball player Taylor Cramm and rower Stephanie Madner.
Zeng Wins Rhodes ScholarshipSenior lightweight rower William Zeng (Great Falls, Va.) was chosen this weekend as one of 32 American recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship, as announced by Elliot F. Gerson, American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust. Zeng, who will study at Oxford University, was one of two Yale students and three Ivy League athletes awarded with the Rhodes Scholarship/
Lightweights Race at Princeton ChaseThe Yale lightweight crew concluded its fall season this afternoon at the Princeton 3-Mile Chase, with the varsity eight finishing sixth overall. With most of the Bulldogs’ EARC opponents and several other lightweight crews present, Yale was able to test its speed and depth against its spring competition as the team prepares to head into winter training.
Y150 to Compete at Princeton ChaseThe Yale lightweight rowing team will travel to Princeton, N.J., on Sunday for the Princeton 3-Mile Chase. The college-only regatta, held on Princeton’s Lake Carnegie, will feature all but one of Yale’s EARC opponents, giving the Bulldogs the opportunity to test their relative speed against league competition before entering winter training.
Lightweight Four Wins Head of the CharlesThe Yale lightweight crew took the top two spots in the lightweight four on Sunday at the 46th Head of the Charles Regatta, held in Boston. In a feat that head coach Andy Card called unprecedented, Yales B entry, comprised of freshmen Matthew ODonaghue, Matthew Bridgwater, Peter Bridgwater, Emery Schoenly and coxswain Ilana Usiskin, finished first with a time of 16:23.6 while Yales A entry of Patrick OKeefe, Kalani Rosell, Chris Mayerfeld, and Samuel Cooley, finished only half a second back with a time of 16:24.1. McGill University finished third while last years winner, Don Rowing Club, finished fourth.
Lightweights Race Sunday at Head of the CharlesThe Yale lightweight crew travels to Boston this weekend for the 46th Head of the Charles Regatta. The Head of the Charles, which is comprised of 59 events featuring 8,000 competitors, is the worlds largest two-day regatta. The Bulldogs, whose varsity eight finished second behind the Yale heavyweights two weeks ago at the Head of the Housatonic, will enter three boats in two events, both held on Sunday.
Lightweights Open Fall at the Head of the HousatonicIn what coach Andy Card described as a preseason atmosphere, the Yale lightweight crew posted two first-place finishes and four second-place finishes at the Head of the Housatonic, held on its home river. With almost every member of the team racing more than once on the day, the regatta gave the Bulldogs an opportunity to gain early racing experience in a stiff headwind, conditions unfriendly to lightweights.
Lightweights Begin Season on SaturdayAfter a month of practice, the Yale lightweight crew begins its fall racing season on Saturday at the Head of the Housatonic, hosted by the New Haven Rowing Club. The regatta will give the Bulldogs an opportunity to gain some pre-season racing experience, as head coach Andy Card has entered most of his varsity oarsmen in two events. Yale will race four pairs, five coxed fours, four Collegiate Eights and one Open Eight.
Lightweights Conclude Visit to ChinaThe lightweight crew team recently concluded its week-long visit to China, which included a pair of regattas along with time for sight-seeing and cultural activities.
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.