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Varsity Eight, Men's Lightweight Crew

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--The Harvard lightweight varsity eight is the Harvard COOP Athlete of the Week for June 4. The crew of oarsmen Florian Mayr, Alex Newell, Tim Moore, Nicholas Gates, Stuart Taylor, Erich Schultze, Matt O'Leary and Michael Wales captured Harvard's eight national championship in men's lightweight crew with their first-place finish at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships. The boat broke the course record by three seconds and finished a second ahead of runner-up Dartmouth.

Click here for the full release on Harvard's national championship and here for video from Saturday's IRA grand final.

For the complete list of Harvard Athletes of the Week, click here.