The Yale contingent at 2013 Under-23 World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria, all turned in fine performances for U.S. Rowing. Rising senior Maddie Lips was 11th in the single scull, an improvement from her 15th-place finish last year. Rising senior Kim Szokol sat in the two seat of the women’s four that placed eighth, and rising junior Kristina Wagner finished 12th in the 2- with partner Elizabeth Fitzhenry.
Yale rowers Maddie Lips, Kim Szokol and Kristina Wagner are ready to showcase their skills against international competition. The three are in Linz, Austria, as part of the 20 crews that will represent the United States at the 2013 Under-23 World Rowing Championships, which begin on Wednesday.
Yale women’s crew will have an impressive presence at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria, in late July. Rising seniors Maddie Lips and Kim Szokol and rising junior Kristina Wagner all earned a spot representing the United States on the final day of the trials on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J.
The Yale women’s crew has earned another top-10 national finish. The Bulldogs placed eighth with 84 points after the final day of the 2013 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championship at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis.
The Yale second varsity will have the opportunity to race for a national championship. The Bulldogs finished second in their semifinal race on day two of the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championship at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis to earn a spot in Sunday’s grand final.
Throughout his long tenure as Yale’s head coach, Will Porter has talked about how grueling the NCAA Championship can be. Racing three days straight is challenging both physically and mentally. Now, it has become even more difficult. With the expansion of the field from 16 to 22, spots in the coveted grand final are harder to come by.
The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association has announced its regional and scholar athlete awards, and Yale is very well represented. Head Coach Will Porter was named the New England Coach of the Year, four rowers earned first team All-New England honors, one was selected to the second team and six were named Scholar Athletes.
The Yale women’s crew will take a bunch of positive momentum into next Sunday’s Ivy League championship. The Bulldogs cruised to easy victories over Atlantic 10 champion Rhode Island in all four races Saturday on the Housatonic River.
The Yale women’s crew will conclude the regular season against an unfamiliar opponent. The Bulldogs race Rhode Island on Saturday at the Gilder Boathouse. The first race is set for 10 a.m. and the day concludes with the two varsity eights facing off at 11 a.m.
It doesn’t get much better for the Yale varsity eight. The Bulldogs knocked off two of their biggest rivals in a three-day span. After edging Radcliffe on Saturday, Yale cruised to a nearly nine-second victory over Brown in a rare Monday race on the Housatonic River.
Yale’s varsity eight got back on track with an impressive victory over Radcliffe on the Charles River. The Bulldogs edged the Crimson by a little over a second to retain the Case Cup. Northeastern finished third.
The Yale women’s crew will face two of its biggest rivals over a three-day stretch beginning on Saturday. The Bulldogs, ranked 12th in this week’s CRCA/US Rowing national poll, race No. 7 Radcliffe and Northeastern on Saturday on the Charles River and then is back at Gilder Boathouse to host No. 9 Brown on Monday.
The spring season is about at the halfway mark so Saturday’s Yale-Princeton regatta was a good gauge of where the two perennial Ivy League title contenders stand heading down the stretch. It was the seventh-ranked Tigers that made the big statement. Princeton won all five races, including the varsity eight to retain the Eisenberg Cup, on the Housatonic River.
The Yale women’s crew will finally get to race on the friendly waters of the Housatonic River on Saturday. The Bulldogs, ranked 11th in this week’s CRCA-US Rowing poll, face No. 7 Princeton. Racing gets under way at 8:20 a.m. The varsity eights will be competing for the Eisenburg Cup at 9:40 a.m.
Another cup is back in the hands of the Yale women’s crew. The Bulldogs’ varsity eight cruised to a five-second victory Saturday on the Charles River, defeating Clemson, Boston University and Dartmouth. The wins over BU and the Big Green allowed Yale to reclaim the Class of 1985 Cup.
The Yale women's crew will face a pair of old rivals and a relative unknown on Saturday in Boston. The Bulldogs face Dartmouth and Boston University for the Class of 1985 Cup, but the race will have a twist this year as Clemson will compete as well. The action gets under way just after 9 a.m. on the Charles River.
The Yale varsity eight reclaimed the Cayuga Cup with an impressive five-second victory over Cornell on Saturday on the Cayuga Lake Inlet. That win was part of strong day for the Bulldogs, ranked 10th in the nation. Yale also won the second varsity, varsity four and second varsity four races.
The Yale varsity eight will seek to reclaim the Cayuga Cup when it races Cornell on Saturday on the Cayuga Lake. The Bulldogs edged Penn but fell to Columbia in the opening race of the spring season last week. Racing gets under way a 9 a.m.
The depth of the Yale women’s crew was on display in Saturday’s season-opening races against Penn and Columbia. The Bulldogs’ second varsity, varsity four and second varsity four were all victorious. Columbia won the varsity eight, topping second-place Yale by five seconds.
Like every season, 2013 will present challenges for the Yale women’s crew. The biggest one is there are only four seniors on the roster, making it one of the youngest teams in head coach Will Porter’s long tenure.