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Tom Nesel
Tom Nesel
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: Castleton, N.Y.
High School: Christian Brothers Academy
Major: Engineering Sciences
House Affiliation: Dunster

Senior • 2012

Rowed for the second varsity eight all season ... Won the petite final for a seventh-place finish at the EARC Sprints ... Edged the Quakers for the second-place finish in race against Cornell and Penn ... Contributed in win over Delaware.

Junior • 2011
Raced with the varsity eight … Finished the season with an impressive silver medal finish for the varsity eight at the IRA National Championshipss, missing the national title by only one-fiftieth of a second … Led the varsity eight to the Eastern Championship, with a winning time of 5:45.358 … Won the Goldthwait and Vogel Cups with the varsity eight at the HYP regatta, finishing off a 9-0 season with wins against No. 1 Princeton and No. 4 Yale … Helped the varsity eight to secure the Haines Cup for the third year in a row, beating No. 6 Navy … Contributed to the varsity eight’s victory over No. 8 Dartmouth and No. 14 MIT to win the Biglin Bowl … Also contributed to wins against No. 10 Penn, No. 5 Georgetown and Delaware.

Sophomore2010
Rowed in the second varsity eight for much of the season before moving to the varsity eight … Part of bronze-medal crew at IRA National Championships … Contributed to varsity’s silver medal and team’s second-place finish at EARC Sprints … Named Harvard COOP Athlete of the Week after joining the varsity and switching sides of the boat in time to help the Crimson defeat Princeton and Yale to take Goldthwait and Vogel Cups and move to No. 1 in the national rankings … Contributed to second varsity wins against Navy, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Cornell, Penn and Delaware.

Freshman2009
Member of the freshman eight that won a silver medal at Sprints, went 7-2 in dual racing and helped the Crimson win the Jope Cup as overall league champions.

Before Harvard

Four-year crew letterman ... Four-time state champion in doubles scull ... National champion in doubles sculls ... 12th at Junior World Championships ... Member of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team.

Personal
Lists cycling as a hobby ... High school teammate of Harvard rower Austin Meyer.