Eight Harvard/Radcliffe rowers will represent three countries at the 2009 World Championships in Poznan, Poland Aug. 23-30. All eight rowers have international experience, while three have competed on the ultimate stage at the 2008 Olympics.
Six Harvard oarsmen, four heavyweights and two lightweights, will row for three different nations: Malcolm Howard (Canada), Henrik Rummel (United States), Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss (United States), Martin Eiermann (Germany) and Moritz Hafner (Germany). Two Radcliffe rowers will compete for the United States, Laura Larsen-Strecker and Ester Lofgren.
Martin Eiermann, a rising senior for the lightweights will stroke the German lightweight eight. Eiermann rowed with Hafner in the lightweight double at the Rowing World Cup in Munich, Germany last month. Eiermman was the three seat for Harvard's varsity eight that won silver at the EARC Sprints and bronze at the IRA National Championships.
Hafner '09 stroked Harvard's varsity eight that won silver at the EARC Sprints and bronze at the IRA National Championships. He will sit in the seven seat of the German eight behind teammate Eiermann, with whom rowed at the Rowing World Cup last month.
Lauren Larson-Strecker '08 earned a spot in the women's eight. A 2008 All-American, she won gold in the women's eight at the 2008 World Rowing Under 23 Championships. Larsen-Strecker was a three-year member of the Radcliffe varsity eight and rowed in three NCAA Championships.
Lofgren, a 2009 graduate, who sat in the four seat of Radcliffe's varsity eight that won a silver medal at the EAWRC Sprints, is a member the women's four. She won silver in the women's four at the 2008 FISA World Championships and as a member of the women's eight at the 2009 Rowing World Cup in Munich, Germany.
Howard '05, who won gold at the world championships two years ago and gold in Beijing at the 2008 Olympics, will compete in the men's eight. The Canadian eight also won silver at the Rowing World Cup last month.
Rummel '09, who was a three-year member of the varsity eight and earned a silver medal at the EARC Sprints, will row in the men's pair with coxswain. Last summer, Rummel led the men's eight to a gold medal at the U23 World Championships. The U.S. men's eight won the B level final at the World Rowing Cup last month.
Cameron Winklevoss '04 will row in the U.S. men's four. He and his brother, Tyler, '04 finished sixth in the men's pair at the Beijing Olympic and most recently, he won bronze in the men's eight at the 2009 World Rowing Cup.
Tyler Winklevoss earned a spot in the men's eight. Tyler has not competed international since making the finals at the Olympics last summer.
Photo of Laura Larsen-Strecker courtesy of DSPics.com.