BULLDOG ROWING CAMP
2000 HRR Official Report
Lightweights are the best team for second year in a row
Gold & 1V Silver ~
(May 19) The Y150 has
won the Jope Cup for lightweight team supremacy for the second year in a
row, by virtue of a silver medal in the 1V, a third-straight gold medal in
the 1F, and an 'at-seed' performance from the 2V to finish fourth. This
gave Yale a total of 33 points to Harvard's 32 and Cornell's 31.
Yes, we don't have the best eight in the league -- just the
second-best eight -- but Yale does have back-to-back Jope Cup titles to
show for their efforts this campaign.
And the Kilpatrick Cup is back in the Trophy Case at the
Gilder boathouse by virtue of the 1F's 3.5 second win over Cornell. Penn
-- the only team to best the Elis this season -- finished third.
finishes regular season 8-&-wanted-that-1
(Apr 27) The Yale
lightweight varsity is 8 up and 1 down on the year, but that "1"
is the one that got away today on Lake Carnegie, the only blemish on the
Overall, the Vogel Cup Regatta found Yale a little on the backfoot
in the 2V and 3V races, but not in the 1F race. Coming into the race the
Yale freesh had lost only once to Penn, and that was an instructive race
for the crew, who were able to move away from the Princeton challenge in
the 2nd 1000 to take the Class of 2011 Bowl. Harvard won the Vogel Cup for
their overall performance. Princeton won the coxswains' race, although
witnesses have video tape of illegal Friday practice, which could nullify
the win and give the Cup to Yale.
Durand Cup at home
(Apr 20) Yale
lightweights took the Durand Cup back to their trophy case here at the
Gilder Boathouse today. This was the first Durand win over Dartmouth since
2009. Y150 also won the other three races, the 2V, 1F, and 3V 8+s. Full
results are here.
(Apr 14) The Y150
logged 650 miles this weekend and faced the challenge of three Ivy opponents.
First on the slate was the Dodge
Cup against Penn and Columbia on the Schuylkill. Yale won all the
upperclass races, losing only in the 1F to Penn. Then it was up to Ithaca
to watch the Yale men's hockey team win the NCAA championship on Saturday
night before facing their own test in the Big Red on Sunday. And that
challenge was met in the 1V and 1F races, as well as the 3V 4+. Cornell
did best Yale in the 2V matchup in a close race for the full 2k.
Congrats to Yale hockey! Stay tuned for more information
about the upcoming Durand Cup with Dartmouth.
Joy Cup stays
(Apr 6) Y150 won all
the races in the The
James C. Joy Cup Regatta, named for legendary Yale lightweight coach Jimmy
Joy. The Cup
was given in Jimmy's honor by his loyal oarsman in 1972. Georgetown has
been a recent addition to the regatta. Full race times can be found by
clicking on the Joy Cup link above.
Cup returns to Derby for 3rd year
(Mar 30) The Yale
lightweights opened their 2013 season with the Johnson
Cup against the U.S. Naval Academy today on the neutral
waters of Lake Carnegie.
This was the 10th year for the Johnson Cup, named for Y150
captain and Navy officer Eads Johnson, Jr. For the third year in a row and
5 out of the last 6 years, Yale takes the trophy home waters in Derby. The
3V 4+, as well as the 2V and the 1F were also victorious today.
Full results can be found here.
of the Housatonic
(Nov 16) Perhaps the
most exclusive fours regatta in the world, the Toenail of the Housatonic
went down this morning in perfect conditions. Results were as follows:
Y150 'A-' 21:01.4
Y150 'B-' 21:12.1
Y150 'C-' 21:22.3
Y150 'D+' 21:40.2
Y150 'E+' 21:54.6
Y150 'F+' 22:01.5
Y150 'G+' 23:30.3
Y150 'H+' 23:35.1
of Sandy Silvers
(Oct 28) The conditions
weren't Sandy (or Snowy), they were actually quite good, and so were the
results for the Y150 down on Lake Carnegie today. The varsity eights raced
first, and Yale finished second among the 'A' boats, a close-but-no-mug
1.8 seconds behind Harvard. Yale 'C' beat Yale 'B' by 0.67 seconds to
finish 11th and 12th.
In the novice event, Yale's "B"s came in 25th.
But there was more racing to come, and the lightweight fours were both
with near-mishaps (broken skeg) and near-victories, as Yale 'A" was
second overall, 6 seconds behind Harvard 'B'. Yale 'A' and 'B' finished
second and fourth, with two other fours finishing 13th and 18th.
Then the small boats threw down, and the conditions did not
disappoint. Y150 had a 2x, three 2-s, and a lone 1x to finish off the day.
Full results here.
The 8+ is 4th
and the 4+s are 2nd + 3rd
(Oct 21) The Head of
the Charles 2012 is the first chance for the EARC lightweights to get
together and race, and Y150 saw some terrific competition. It was a good
day on the river, and an upgrade to 2011's results. Starting 5th, the Yale
eight had to pass Georgetown to finish 4th overall. The two Yale fours had
a cleaner run, and the 'A' four finished second, 1.68 seconds behind NYAC,
with Colin Corcoran '11 at 2-seat. The 'B' four finished 4th on time, but
3rd place Ottawa was penalized, moving Yale 'B' up to 3rd. This is the 2nd
year in a row that Yale has finished 2-3 in the lightweight four.
(Oct 6) The first fall
regatta for the Y150 crews was a friendly home regatta, run by upstream
neighbors New Haven Rowing Club. And the weather was friendly too, as it
has been all fall.
Great conditions meant great racing, with some small boat
rowing (1x and 2-s) preceding the big eights and the fours. As there were
no lightweight categories, the Y150 took on heavyweight competition, and
the team was able to find out more about racing over the longer 5k
The eights finished first, third, and sixth, and the fours
finished second, fourth, fifth, and seventh overall. The novice eight
acquitted itself well, finishing sixth.
Also noticeable for their, um, spirit were four alumni
lightweight eights, who threw down just like old times.
Full results here.
DelGuercio is the new assistant coach
(July 18) As the new
season approaches in 2013, with freshmen now eligible for the first time
for varsity competition in men's rowing, the Y150 will also have a new
leader in the Pew Bay at the Gilder Boathouse. Ned DelGuercio from St.
Joe's Prep, Rutgers, and the U.S. National team has been named by head
coach Andy Card to the Y150 staff.
Ned, a good friend and coxswain of 3-year Y150 freshman coach
Colin Farrell, will join the team immediately. For more information, the
full press release is here.
"The Y150 just seems to get one terrific assistant coach
after another in our boat bay. I was sad to see Coach Farrell go, but I am
happy for him too, and grateful for his dedication to us while he lived a
two-city marriage. I'm also grateful for his help in finding his own
replacement, a personal friend, terrific coxswain, and dynamic coach as
well in Ned" said head coach Andy Card. "The Farrell era closes,
the DelGuercio era opens, and the Y150 rolls on."
(June 2) Given the
multitude of unplanned personnel changes during this turbulent 2012
season, the IRA edition of the Y150 varsity came up big today to get back
on the podium with a bronze medal in
Congratulations are certainly due to the gold and silver medallists
Harvard and Dartmouth respectively. In
the end, Yale just could not establish a consistent line-up and set about
finding the speed to get ahead of the Crimson and Big Green this year.
Still, the crew finished on a solid note, and improved one place from
their Sprints finish.
The top three at the IRA this year were the same three as
2011, although for Yale, by the end of the 2012 there were only two
oarsmen and the cox remaining from the 2011 national champions.
The lightweight four finished fourth in the Grand Final, and
the Varsity four finished 12th overall.
And so we bid goodbye and godspeed to the Y150 Class of 2012
who raced at the IRA:
Captain Dave Walker
coxswain Emma McBurney
(May 13) Yup, the Jope Cup for overall team
supermacy in the EARC is now back in the Elm City, as Yale's three Jope Cup crews
amassed enough points for a 5-point Jope Cup win over Harvard and
Princeton, who tied with 29 points apiece.
The #1-ranked freshmen started the day by winning their heat,
and then had a ripping good final in the afternoon to win the Gary
Kilpatrick Cup, leading all the way despite strong challenges from
Princeton and Harvard. All three crews separated themselves from the
rest of the field with the heated competition.
The #1-ranked 2V, not to be outdone by their own freesh,
capped off their season with a Cornell Trophy championship, leading
virtually the whole way for a 1.98 second victory over silver medal
The 3V race was a final-only, and the Eli raced hard and
well, but did not have the varsity-caliber power of first-place Cornell,
The fifth-ranked varsity qualified in the morning in the
third position, ensuring an invitation to the IRA in June. That was task
one. The second was to race hard and get enough Jope points to push Yale
over the top and take the Cup home. Their fourth-place finish was enough,
and for Captain Dave Walker '12 and the team, it was task complete.
Congratulations to the Harvard varsity lightweight eight on a
great season, and congratulations to all Y150s racing and representing
1V: cox Emma
McBurney '12, stroke Matt O'Donoghue '14, 7-seat Matt
Bridgwater '14, 6-seat Dave Walker '12, 5-seat Tom Swartz
'13, 4-seat David Kahan '12, 3-seat Peter Bridgwater '14,
2-seat Josh Ruck '13, bow William Ferraro '13.
2V: cox Ilana Usiskin '14, stroke Chad Bailey '12, 7-seat
Joseph Hanlon '14, 6-seat David Bloom '13 , 5-seat Patrick
O'Keefe'13, 4-seat Christopher Vasseur '13, 3-seat Daniel
Ribas '12, 2-seat Michael Glenmullen '13, bow Skylar Prill
1F: cox Kimaya Abreu '15, stroke Greg Hawkins '15,
7-seat Andrew Todd '15, 6-seat Jack Welsh '15, 5-seat Walker
Wulbern '15, 4-seat Alex Spaulding '15, 3-seat Matt Cecil
'15, 2-seat Chris Mulvey '15, bow Brandon Blaesser '15.
3V: cox Paige Fedon '12, stroke Scott Isaac '13,
7-seat Chris Pang '14, 6-seat Mikko Salovaara '14, 5-seat John
Harringa '14, 4-seat Philip Morel '14, 3-seat Adin Lykken
'14, 2-seat Cameron Best '13, bow seat Johnathan Yao '15.
2V and 1F
complete undefeated regular seasons with HYP victories
(April 28) Two #1 ranked crews showed today
why they deserved the top seed for the EARC Sprints, but one #1 was
toppled here on the very fast Housatonic River in Derby. In brisk tailwind
conditions, the Yale 2V completed its season with a strong win over
Princeton and Harvard, while the Yale freshmen, in a classic HYP battle
between three unbeaten squads, emerged from the scrape and across the
finish line first.
In the Goldthwait
Cup, it was Harvard for the third year in a row, with Princeton second and
The 3V also fell to Harvard but finished ahead of Princeton,
who had two heavyweights in the squad due to injury.
Cup, donated in honor of long-time Yale lightweight
coach David H. Vogel '71 by alumni and friends, is a points trophy nearly
unique in that it includes the results from all 5 races in the regatta,
not just the Jope Cup races. Harvard won the Cup, with 35 points to
Yale's 28 and Princeton's 21.
The next regatta for the Elis will be the EARC Sprints
on May 13 on Lake Quinsigamond.
3 Blue, 1 Green
(April 21) The Yale Lightweights went north to
Hanover today, and came back with three wins out of four, but could not
return the Durand
Cup to Derby in the varsity race. The 1F led off the regatta with a
good performance in a decent but not overpowering headwind, followed by
the 2V with a similar row over their Big Green counterparts. The varsity
race saw a talented Dartmouth crew handle nearly everything about the race
better than the Eli, who suffered their first defeat of the 2012 campaign.
The 3V 4+s were next, and the Yale 'A' four emerged on top of that
contest, defeating both Dartmouth and Yale 'B'.
(April 13) The Yale Lightweights spent the
whole day racing in New Jersey, and came back home with the Dodge
Cup over Columbia and Penn in the morning and a victory over Cornell
in the afternoon.
The Dodge Cup races were held for the first time at Overpeck
Lake just over the George Washington Bridge, and the venue proved mostly
friendly to the Elis, as the 1V, 2V, and 1F all won. A great battle in the
3V race saw Yale lead the whole way by about a length, only to suffer an
over-the-head crab in the last 250 meters which opened the door for Penn's
crew. The Elis could not recover, and Penn took advantage for the win.
The varsity and junior varsity races were hard fought and
well rowed events, with Columbia and Yale locked together for much of the
race, each crew either unable to move away from or unable to move through
the other. In the end, on this day, it was Yale who crossed this finish
After a great lunch in Overpeck Park, the team headed to Lake
Carnegie to take on the Big Red of Cornell, who had beaten Princeton in
the morning to take the Platt Cup. After a dominating performance by
Cornell's 3V, the rest of the day was Blue, as the freesh won by 2.3
seconds, the 2V by 3.2 seconds, and the varsity by 5.4 seconds.
1V Yale 5:48.1 Cornell 5:53.5
5:50.2 Cornell 5:53.4
Yale 5:57.0 Cornell 5:59.3
Cornell 6:00.8 Yale 6:28.
(April 7) The Yale Lightweights came off the
Charles River elated with their sweep of the Joy Cup and a hard-fought win
over Georgetown in the varsity race, but elation turned to surprise then
tragedy then farce as Will Zeng '11 and his Oxford teammates contended
with a bizarre re-start and then a clash with Cambridge that left Oxford
with only 7 able oarsmen and an interminable denouement that meant a
Cambridge win and enough fodder for argument to last until next year's
On the American shore, the lower boats from Yale posted
victories. The 2V bested Georgetown, and the 1F and 4+ won their races
over both Georgetown and M.I.T.
The varsity race between Yale and the #3 Hoyas was close for
the full distance on a Charles River that started the morning gently but
then kicked up a headwind as the sun rose higher. For unofficial results,
(March 31) The Yale lightweights opened their
spring season today on the neutral waters of Carnegie Lake against Navy.
The 9th edition of the Johnson
Cup rivalry with Navy was all Yale Blue today as the Bulldogs won all
four races of the regatta. The 3V started things off with the closest race
of the day, besting their Navy counterparts as well as the Navy 2F. The
freesh then faced their first race as Elis, and they responded with a
great effort to lead the race from the get-go. A Navy crab in the 2nd
thousand helped increase the Yale lead to a final margin of 25 seconds.
The 2V race was a hard-fought contest, with Yale taking a length lead
early and pushing that out to a 4.15 second win. But winning the Johnson
Cup was foremost on Y150 minds, and it would take a good row from start to
finish to bring the Johnson Cup back to New Haven for the 5th time in 9
years. The Elis got that good effort, and an near-9-second win was the
result. This was Yale's biggest margin of victory ever in Johnson Cup
competition, and the largest since 2008.
Next week the Bulldogs travel to Cambridge to race M.I.T. and
'11 is the two-seat of the Oxford Blue Boat
-- shocking development on the scale --
Will, we hardly know ye at 82.4 kg
(March 5) The crews for the 2012 Boat
Race were named today in London. Y150 Will Zeng '11, a member of the Yale
lightweight eight that won the 2011 national championship, and attending
Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, has been named to the two-seat of the Blue
Boat. Will has two teammates who weigh less than his 82.4 kg, although
that's no surprise, as we now know where the purloined jars of Nutella
went on the Henley trip.
Yale Class of 2008
1986 - 2006
Beloved friend and teammate