2012-13 Yale Lightweight Crew News

July 30, 2013
Ten Lightweights Earn IRA All-Academic Recognition
Ten members of the Yale lightweight crew team received IRA All-Academic Team recognition Tuesday, as part of a campaign to honor the nation’s brightest collegiate rowers. Recipients include six members from the graduating Class of 2013: David Bloom, William Ferraro, Gregory Hausheer, Patrick O’Keefe, Thomas Swartz and Christopher Vasseur. Also recognized are four rising seniors, namely Joseph Hanlon, Joshua Mann, Matthew O’Donoghue and Ilana Usiskin.

July 29, 2013
Bulldogs Perform at World Championships
The U23 World Championships culminated Sunday, as some of the world’s finest young talent contested the event’s grand finals on the regatta’s final day. Held on the Linz-Ottensheim race course in Linz, Austria, the competition featured two Yale lightweights, rising seniors Joseph Hanlon and Matthew O’Donoghue.

July 10, 2013
Lightweights to Represent US at U23 World Championships
Rising seniors Matthew O'Donoghue and Joseph Hanlon will compete in men's lightweight four (4-) at the U23 World Championships in Linz, Austria later this month after a successful selection camp process.

June 13, 2013
O’Donoghue Elected 2013-2014 Captain
The Yale lightweight crew team has elected Matthew O’Donoghue as its captain for the 2013-2014 season. O’Donoghue, who sat in seven seat of the varsity eight that finished second at Eastern Sprints and stroked the varsity eight that also finished second at the IRA National Championship, succeeds William Ferraro as the captain of the Y150. O’Donoghue said he is “honored to be elected.”

June 2, 2013
Bulldogs Finish Second at National Championships
The No. 2 Yale lightweight crew team held their seed this past weekend, earning a silver medal at the IRA National Championships, held on Lake Natoma, in Sacramento, Calif. After finishing second two weeks ago at the Eastern Sprints, the Bulldogs held off their challengers and repeated their strong performance.

May 30, 2013
Lightweights to Race for National Championship
Coming off a second-place finish at Eastern Sprints, the Yale lightweight crew team is looking to improve at the IRA National Championships held on Lake Natoma in Sacramento, Calif. Competing against the Bulldogs will be the rest of the top eight finishers from the Eastern Sprints. The Bulldogs, narrowly losing to Harvard in their first two meetings, are seeking their second national championship in three years, having last won in 2011.

May 21, 2013
Lightweight Varsity Eight Earns Second Team All-Ivy Recognition
The nine members of the Yale lightweight varsity eight earned second team All-Ivy recognition by placing second at the Eastern Sprints Championship, help this past Sunday.

May 20, 2013
Lightweights Win Jope Cup for Second Straight Year
The Yale lightweight crew team had a strong all-around team performance this afternoon, at EARC Sprints, in Worcester, Mass. Propelled by strong performances in the freshmen and varsity events, the Bulldogs won the Jope Cup for overall lightweight team supremacy for the second straight year. The varsity finished second, the freshmen won and the second varsity finished fourth in their respective events and this boosted them to a one-point win in the Jope Cup over Harvard. The second-place It also qualified the Bulldogs for the IRA National Championship later this month. Senior varsity oarsman Joshua Ruck was proud of the way the team performed today.

May 18, 2013
Yale Honors Seven Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior Reception
Seven seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The women’s fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Sam Haig (Greenwich, Conn.) of the men’s squash team, Heather May (Newport Beach, Calif.) of the coed and women’s sailing teams and Alyssa Zupon (Basking Ridge, N.J.) of the women’s ice hockey team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Dakota McCoy (Wexford, Pa.) of the women’s track and field team and Patrick O’Keefe (Pittsford, N.Y.) of the lightweight crew team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Lexy Adams (Lancaster, Pa.) of the field hockey team and Collin Bibb (San Antonio, Texas) of the football team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.

May 17, 2013
No. 2 Lightweights Ready for EARC Sprints
This Sunday, the No. 2 Yale lightweight crew team will travel to Worcester, Mass., to compete in the 68th Eastern Sprints Regatta. At stake is not only the EARC title, but also the Ivy League Championship, as well as a berth in the IRA National Championship for the top eight finishers. The lightweights will have had three weeks to prepare and improve since their last competition, the HYP regatta.

April 27, 2013
Lightweights Narrowly Fall to Harvard
The No. 2 Yale lightweight crew team came close, but ultimately narrowly lost to No. 1 Harvard in the annual Harvard-Princeton-Yale regatta. The regatta, held on Princeton’s home course, on Lake Carnegie, featured many close races across the board. The Bulldogs finished first in the first freshmen event, however, Harvard, propelled by wins in the three varsity events and second freshmen event, took home both the Vogel Cup for overall team dominance, as well as the Goldthwait Cup for its varsity race victory.

April 25, 2013
Lightweights Prepared for Harvard and Princeton
This Saturday, Apr. 27, the No. 2 Yale lightweight crew team will race against No. 1 Harvard and No. 6 Princeton in the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton regatta. The races, to be held in Princeton, N.J., on Lake Carnegie have been contested almost every year since 1922. The three crews will be racing for the Goldthwait Cup, which is awarded to the winner of the varsity race, as well as the Vogel Cup, which is awarded to the team with the most overall points.

April 20, 2013
Lightweights Sweep Dartmouth, Reclaim Durand Cup
Racing at home on the Housatonic River, the Yale lightweight crew team swept Dartmouth. By winning the varsity race outright for the first time since 2009, the team also regained the Durand Cup, named for former Yale rower and coach, Loyal Durand. Both teams enjoyed the fast spring conditions that the morning offered.

April 18, 2013
Lightweights Look to Reclaim Durand Cup
The No. 2 Yale lightweight crew team will host No. 5 Dartmouth this Saturday, Apr. 20. The crews will race on Yale’s home course on the Housatonic River, in Derby, Conn. At stake will be the Durand Cup, which has been awarded to the winner of this race annually since 1958. Yale will look to regain the cup, as it has fallen to Dartmouth for the past two years.

April 14, 2013
Lightweights Defeat Cornell
The No. 2 Yale lightweight crew team, racing for the second time in as many days, took down No. 3 Cornell to finish a very busy and successful weekend. After beating Columbia and Penn yesterday in Philadelphia, the Bulldogs traveled to Ithaca, N.Y., where the varsity beat Cornell by 3.7 seconds. In all, Yale won three of five races on the day, also winning the first freshmen eight and the varsity four events. Senior varsity oarsman Thomas Swartz was pleased with the way the team executed this weekend.

April 13, 2013
Lightweights Retain Dodge Cup
The No. 2 Yale lightweight crew team enjoyed fast and favorable conditions on the Schulykill River, in Philadephia, Saturday afternoon, for its races against Columbia and Penn. In all, Yale won three of four races on the day, including a 5.9 second victory in the varsity race. With this victory, Yale retained the Dodge Cup for the 10th straight year.

April 11, 2013
No. 2 Lightweights Prepare for Doubleheader
The No. 2 Yale lightweight crew team has a busy weekend ahead, as it travels to Philadelphia and then to Ithaca, N.Y., for a double header. Saturday, the Bulldogs race against No. 5 Columbia and No. 7 Penn, on the Schuylkill River, in Philadelphia, for the Dodge Cup. Yale has won the Dodge Cup in 33 of the last 35 years, including the last nine years. After the race, Yale heads to Ithaca, N.Y., to race against No. 3 Cornell on Sunday. With a trio of ranked, Ivy League opponents to race against, Yale faces a pair of tests this weekend.

April 6, 2013
Lightweights Retain Joy Cup
Battling tough conditions and wind, the Yale lightweight crew team won all four races against Georgetown and MIT this morning on Yale's home course on the Housatonic River in Derby, Conn. The Bulldogs defended the Joy Cup, given to the winner between Yale and MIT, with a 9.1-second victory over MIT. This was the 34th straight year the Bulldogs have retained the Joy Cup. Senior Oarsman Thomas Swartz was happy the way the team was able to perform in adverse conditions.

April 3, 2013
Lightweights Ready to Defend Joy Cup
The Yale lightweight crew team will host Georgetown and MIT at home this Saturday, Apr. 6. The crews will race on Yale’s home course on the Housatonic River, in Derby, Conn. Yale and MIT will race for the Joy Cup, with Georgetown participating as an invited guest. Yale has captured the Joy Cup for the last 33 years. The Joy Cup is named after legendary Yale lightweight coach Jimmy Joy, and was donated in Jimmy's honor by his loyal oarsmen in 1972.

March 30, 2013
Lightweights Sweep Navy, Retain Johnson Cup
The Yale lightweight crew team got off to a fast start Saturday against Navy in its season opener. With near perfect conditions on Lake Carnegie, in Princeton, N.J., the Bulldogs swept Navy and held onto the Johnson Cup for the third straight year. Captain William Ferraro was happy with the team’s performance, but believes there is still a lot of work to be done.

March 28, 2013
Lightweights to Open Season Against Navy
The Yale lightweight crew team will open its season with a race against Navy this Saturday, Mar. 31, on Lake Carnegie, in Princeton, N.J. The teams will race for the Johnson Cup. This mark the 10th year of the Johnson cup, with Yale leading the series five to four.

March 21, 2013
Lightweights Prepared to Begin Spring Racing Season
The Yale lightweight crew team kicks off its spring racing season on Saturday, Mar. 30, with its annual race against Navy, for the Johnson Cup. This race starts a two-month stretch where the Bulldogs will be competing nearly every weekend, culminating with the Eastern Sprints and the IRA National Championship.

March 20, 2013
Hausheer Eager for the Next Challenge
Growing up in Maitland, Fla., Greg Hausheer dabbled in several outdoor sports, including baseball and lacrosse. But it wasn’t until his sophomore year at Winter Park High School that his older sister Justine, who was a senior on the school’s lightweight rowing team, convinced him to take on the challenge of her favorite sport. Wanting to please his big sister, who eventually rowed at Princeton and remains one of his strongest role models, Hausheer quickly became immersed in this very competitive endurance sport.

October 28, 2012
Lightweights Place Second at Princeton Chase
Unfazed by the upcoming hurricane, the Yale lightweight crew team braved strong winds to have a great day of racing at the Princeton Three-Mile Chase, held Sunday on Lake Carnegie in Princeton, N.J. Competing in its final regatta of the fall, the Yale varsity eight improved on last year’s fourth-place finish with a second-place finish.

October 25, 2012
Lightweights End Fall Season with Princeton Chase
The Yale lightweight crew team will conclude its fall season on Sunday Oct. 28 with the Princeton Three-Mile Chase. The regatta, held on Lake Carnegie in Princeotn, N.J., will feature many of the Bulldogs’ EARC opponents, giving them the opportunity to test themselves one last time before the winter season. Many of the oarsmen will also race in multiple events, giving them valuable racing experience before the spring.

October 21, 2012
Lightweights Ready to Compete in Head of the Charles
The Yale lightweight crew team is set to race this Sunday, Oct. 21, in the 48th Head of the Charles Regatta. The regatta, held annually in Boston, is the world’s largest two-day regatta, featuring 60 events, 9,000 rowers and more than 300,000 spectators, including both domestic and foreign competitors. The Bulldogs, who finished first two weeks ago at the Head of the Housatonic, will look to have a strong showing on Sunday, fielding three boats to race on the three-mile course. The event is run as a headrace, with boats starting one at a time.

October 21, 2012
Lightweight Fours Top Collegiate Crews
On a perfect October Sunday, there was plenty of action at the 48th Head of the Charles Regatta, held annually in Boston. The two Yale lightweight fours posted the top two collegiate times in the lightweight fours event, finishing in second and third. Following this strong start, the lightweight eight improved on last year’s fifth place finish with a fourth place finish.

October 6, 2012
Lightweights Kick Off Fall Season with Strong Results
The Yale lightweight crew team posted strong results in its first regatta of the year, the Head of the Housatonic, held on Yale’s home river in Derby, Conn. All boats posted fast times in the changing conditions. With almost every athlete racing twice, the regatta was a valuable opportunity for the athletes to gain racing experience going forward.

October 4, 2012
Lightweights Ready to Open Season
Coming off a Jope Cup victory last spring, the Yale lightweight crew team is looking to continue its string of success this Saturday. Last spring, the team won the Jope Cup, which is awarded for overall team supremacy, at Eastern Sprints for the first time since 2002. Undefeated regular seasons in the second varsity and freshmen boats were also capped with gold medals at Sprints, claiming the Cornell Trophy and the Kilpatrick Cup for Yale. The varsity also brought home a hard-fought bronze medal at the IRA National Championships. With Andy Card returning for his 24th season as head coach, the Bulldogs look to produce a fast start this fall. Joining Coach Card following the departure of Coach Colin Farrell is Coach Ned DelGuercio in his first season as assistant coach. DelGuercio brings his knowledge and experience from serving as coxswain on the US national team to Yale.