Austin Meyer
Austin Meyer
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cohoes, N.Y.
High School: Shaker
Major: Environmental Science and Public Policy
House Affiliation: Dunster

Senior • 2013

Rowed in the third and fourth seat for the first varsity, helping the Crimson to an undefeated season … Helped the Crimson win at the Head of the Charles Regatta, Eastern Sprints and the IRA National Championships … Was a part of Harvard’s second-place finishing boat in The Visitors’ Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta that lost to the Harvard heavyweights in the first all-Harvard final since 2002.

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.

Sophomore • 2010

Rowed in the seven seat of the varsity eight all season … Helped Harvard post a 10-0 record, its 27th perfect dual-racing mark, and reach No. 1 in the national rankings … Part of bronze-medal crew at IRA National Championships … Contributed to varsity’s silver medal and team’s second-place finish at EARC Sprints … Helped the Crimson win the Goldthwait Cup and Vogel Cup against Princeton and Yale, the Haines Cup against Navy and the Biglin Bowl against Dartmouth and MIT … Rowed in the stroke seat of the second varsity in the season opening win against Delaware.

Freshman • 2009

Member of the U.S. men's lightweight four at the U23 World Championships ... Stroked the freshman eight to 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 letterwinner, two-time swimming letterman and earned another in wrestling ... 2006-07 New York State Scholastic Rowing Association Sculler of the Year, 2007 SRAA Scholastic National Championship and USRowing Club National Champion ... Part of two state championship crews in high school ... Four-year member of honor roll ... National Honor Society member ... Member of jazz and wind ensemble.


High school teammate of Harvard rower Tom Nesel.