2013-14 Yale Lightweight Crew News
July 9, 2014
Segal to Represent Canada at U-23 World Championships
Rising junior and lightweight oarsman Matthew Segal is set to compete for Canada at the U-23 World Rowing Championships in Verese, Italy, after being selected to the men’s lightweight four. Segal, a member of last season’s first varsity eight that finished second at Eastern Sprints, will be joined by Cameron Howie (Princeton ’16), Samuel Frum (Harvard ’16) and Lucas Farewell (Harvard ’16).
July 2, 2014
Six Bulldogs Earn IRA All-Academic Honors
Six members of Yale lightweight crew received IRA All-Academic Honors Monday. According to the Intercollegiate Rowing Association, recognized athletes must have “completed one full year at his or her respective institution; maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.35 or higher; earn an institutional letter; [and] compete at the 2014 Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta.”
June 24, 2014
Bulldogs to Represent US at U-23 World Championships
Departing seniors Josh Mann and Matthew O’Donoghue will represent the United States at the 2014 U-23 World Championships in Varese, Italy next month, in the flagship lightweight event: the lightweight 4-. Both were selected to the boat after a successful selection camp process which concluded last week.
June 20, 2014
Cecil Elected 2014-2015 Captain
Yale lightweight crew has elected Matthew Cecil as its captain for the 2014-2015 season. Cecil, who sat in four seat of the second varsity eight that finished fourth at Eastern Sprints, succeeds Matthew O’Donoghue as captain of the Y150.
June 1, 2014
Elis Fourth at Nationals
It was a tough day of racing for the lightweights Sunday, as the varsity eight finished fourth at the IRA National Championships. The day started promisingly after the boat won its morning heat, but this momentum did not carry over to the final as the Elis found themselves off the pace. The race brings to an end the Bulldogs’ spring season.
May 29, 2014
Lightweights Prepare for IRAs
Yale lightweight crew closes its season Sunday with the 112th IRA National Championship Regatta. The No. 2 Bulldogs enter the race after a second place finish at the Eastern Sprints two weeks ago, where they fell to Cornell by under a second. With momentum building, the Elis look to recapture the national title for the first time since 2011. The regatta will take place on Mercer Lake, in West Windsor, N.J., from May 30-June 1, with lightweight races confined to its final day.
May 20, 2014
Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors
The nine members of the Yale lightweight varsity eight earned second team All-Ivy recognition by placing second at the Eastern Sprints last Sunday. The crew is back in action on June 1, in the IRA National Championship, as it seeks to win Yale’s first national championship since 2011.
May 18, 2014
Elis Second at Sprints
It was a successful day on Lake Quinsigamond for the Y150, as all crews clocked strong performances and improved on their seedings. The Yale third varsity eight got things underway with a silver medal finish, a performance that was followed by a silver medal in the first varsity eight. The results put Yale in contention to win a third straight Jope Cup, but Cornell’s victory in the first varsity edged the Big Red narrowly ahead of the second place Bulldogs.
May 15, 2014
Bulldogs Ready for Sprints
Yale lightweight crew is back in action this weekend, as it contests its first post-season contest: the Eastern Sprints. Held Sunday, May 18th, on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass., the Sprints promises to bring close contests at all levels. The race marks the end of the season for much of the crew, with only select oarsmen competing at the IRA National Championship on June 1.
April 26, 2014
Elis Fall Short in Boston
It was a difficult day on the Charles for Yale Lightweight Crew, as all crews were defeated by either Harvard or Princeton. Battling poor conditions and tough opposition, the Elis were unable to meet the weekend’s objectives. The race brings to an end the Bulldog’s regular season. The crew now gears up for the post-season: the Eastern Sprints will be held in Worcester, Mass., on May 18th, followed by the IRA National Championships in Mercer, N.J., on June 1st.
April 25, 2014
No. 2 Bulldogs Ready for No. 5 Harvard, No. 4 Princeton
After a successful day on their home course last Saturday, the lightweights travel to Boston, Mass., this weekend for the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton regatta. The Bulldogs enter the race ranked second, after a narrow defeat to Cornell two weeks ago; the Tigers are ranked fourth and the Crimson, fifth. With victory in the first varsity event, the Elis would win back the Goldthwait Cup: a trophy that has eluded them since 2006. Also contested will be the Vogel Cup, a team championship trophy, which Harvard has won for four straight seasons.
April 19, 2014
Yale Retains Durand, Joy Cups
Yale lightweight crew bounced back from last weekend’s defeat with a sweep of Dartmouth and MIT Saturday. In the day’s early racing, the Bulldogs earned victory in the first, second and third varsity eights to win their second successive Durand Cup against the Big Green; later that afternoon, the Engineers fell to strong performances across the Yale ranks in the Joy Cup. All crews enjoyed good weather, close racing and fast conditions, as the Bulldogs made a strong statement in their final home races of the season.
April 17, 2014
Bulldogs Ready for Dartmouth, MIT
Looking to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat against Cornell, the lightweights are back in action with another double header this Saturday against Dartmouth and MIT. The Durand Cup, contested between Yale and Dartmouth since 1958, begins at 8:40 a.m. in Derby— after it was relocated from Hanover, N.H., due to poor course conditions. Later on Saturday, Yale squares off against MIT in the Joy Cup.
April 13, 2014
Bulldogs Fall to Cornell
It was a tough day of racing for the Y150 on their home course Sunday, as Yale were swept by Cornell. The defeats brought to an end Yale’s undefeated record in the first and second varsity eights. The Elis look to bounce back next Saturday with another double header: away at Dartmouth in the morning before traveling home to face MIT in the afternoon.
April 12, 2014
Lightweights Win Dodge Cup
The lightweights opened a busy weekend in fine fashion Saturday, winning the first and second varsity eights to secure the Dodge Cup for the eleventh straight year. The Bulldogs are back in action Sunday: with races Cornell starting at 9:00am on their home course in Derby.
April 10, 2014
Elis Ready For Double Header
After sweeping Georgetown at home last Saturday, the lightweights are back in action on the Housatonic this weekend. In a busy weekend of action that will see all crews contest two cups against three league rivals, the Elis will be looking to maintain their undefeated start to the season in the first freshmen, second varsity, and first varsity eights.
April 5, 2014
Lightweights Sweep Georgetown
Spurred on by strong home support, Yale Lightweight Crew delivered victories across the ranks against Georgetown on Saturday. A strong performance by the first freshmen eight set the tone for the day’s racing: their victory was followed by similar performances in the two varsity eights. Conditions were favorable, with a slight tailwind in the earlier races building throughout the day.
April 3, 2014
Lightweights Ready for the Hoyas
After wins in three of four races against Navy last weekend, the Bulldogs are back in action this weekend at home against Georgetown. All crews be looking to build on last week’s racing, where they faced tough conditions and resilient Navy crews. Racing begins at 9am with the third varsity eight and concludes at 10am with the first varsity.
March 29, 2014
Elis Retain Johnson Cup
Yale lightweight crew started the season promisingly Saturday by winning three out of four races against Navy. Battling tough conditions, all crews rowed complete pieces against resilient Navy opposition. Wins in the first freshman and the second varsity eights were followed by success in the first varsity eight, securing Yale the Johnson Cup for a fourth straight year.
March 28, 2014
Bulldogs Ready for Season Opener Against Navy
Yale lightweight crew opens its spring racing season Saturday with a race against Navy in Princeton, NJ. The two programs face off in the eleventh running of the Johnson Cup, awarded to the winner of the first varsity eight. The Bulldogs will be looking to capture their fourth straight Johnson Cup this weekend, to extend their overall lead in the event to seven to four.
March 26, 2014
Swartz To Compete in the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race
Thomas Swartz ‘13, Yale lightweight crew alum and 2011 IRA National champion, has been selected to the Oxford Blue Boat set to compete in the 160th Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race on April 6, 2014. Swartz is the second lightweight alum to compete in the Boat Race in three years, after William Zeng ’11 competed for Oxford in the 158th edition of the historic contest.
March 20, 2014
Bulldogs Ready for Racing Season
Yale Lightweight Crew opens their spring racing calendar next weekend with a season opener against Navy in Princeton, N.J., on March 29. After facing the Midshipmen in the Johnson Cup, the Elis then continue with races throughout April, before ending the season with the Eastern Sprints and IRA National Championships held in May and June, respectively.
November 2, 2013
Freshmen Prepare for The Green Monster
Freshmen lightweights will travel north to Hanover, N.H. this weekend for the Green Monster regatta. Held on Dartmouth’s home course on the Connecticut River, the race will see two Yale freshmen eights compete against other league competition-- marking the last race of the fall season for the Y150.
November 2, 2013
Lightweight Freshmen End Season on a High
Yale’s Freshmen rowers capped a successful fall season for the program on Saturday, at the Green Monster regatta. The Bulldogs posted the fastest time among lightweights, beating the majority of heavyweight crews in the process. After strong team performances at the Head of the Charles and the Princeton Chase, the freshmen rowers went into the weekend looking to make their own mark-- something they certainly achieved.
October 27, 2013
Bulldogs Win The Princeton Chase
It was a successful day of racing for the Yale lightweights on Sunday, as they were victorious in the varsity eight at the Princeton Chase for the first time in five years. It was a promising regatta for the team all round, with strong performances across the ranks. The result means that the crew ends the fall racing season on a high-- which will serve as encouragement for the upcoming months away from competition.
October 24, 2013
Bulldogs Ready for the Chase
The Yale lightweight crew travels down to Princeton, N.J. this weekend to compete in the Princeton Chase. The race marks the first opportunity for the entire squad to compete against league competition; at the Chase, they will face competition from across the EARC.
October 20, 2013
Lightweights Perform at the Head of the Charles
It was a successful day of racing for the men’s lightweight crew team on Sunday, as five boats raced down the course at the 44th Head of the Charles Regatta. The regatta represented the first opportunity for the team to race against league competition. The team faced tough competition across all events, and learned a great deal ahead of the Princeton Chase, to be held on Lake Carnegie next Sunday.
October 17, 2013
Lightweights Head to the Charles
Yale lightweight crew travels to Boston, Mass., this Sunday for the 49th Head of the Charles Regatta. The regatta promises strong competition for all entries, and marks the first opportunity of the season for the Elis to face EARC competitors. The Bulldogs will be fielding four boats this weekend: two eights and two fours.
October 12, 2013
Bulldogs Open Season at the Head of the Housatonic
The Yale lightweights had their first race of this season Saturday at the 19th Head of Housatonic Regatta. The Elis put on an strong showing at the local regatta, with impressive performances across the entire squad. Following the day’s racing, a gathering at the Gilder Boathouse took place in celebration of the recently successful campaign to endow the lightweight head coaching position.
October 10, 2013
Lightweights Prepare For Season Opener
The Bulldogs kick off their 2013-14 season at home this Saturday, at the 19th Head of the Housatonic regatta. The lightweights will be looking to gain valuable racing experience and set themselves up for a successful fall campaign. The prospects for the 2013-14 season look bright; coming off an impressive spring racing season, the Y150 will look to carry this momentum through the fall, starting this weekend.
August 9, 2013
Head Coach Position Endowed
A network of alumni spanning seven decades of Yale rowing have gotten together to endow the Yale University Lightweight Crew head coaching position. The new title, which Andy Card now carries, is Y150 Alumni Head Coach of Lightweight Crew.