Harvard/Radcliffe Alums to Row at World Cup in Lucerne
Lofgren has documented her travels in Lucerne in her blog (photo courtesy Esther Lofgren).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Former members of the Harvard and Radcliffe heavyweight crews are set to represent the United States and Canada this weekend at the Rowing World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Fresh off a win at the Henley Royal Regatta, former Harvard standout Henrik Rummel ’09 will be part of the U.S. men’s four. On the women’s side, Esther Lofgren ’08-09 will be stroking the U.S. eight, a boat that includes Laura Larsen-Strecker ’08. Both Lofgren and Larsen-Strecker were two-time All-Americans during their Radcliffe careers.
Olympic gold medalist Malcolm Howard ’05, a three-time national champion at Harvard, is set to represent Canada in the men’s single. Howard is coming off a semifinal appearance at Henley last week. Brodie Buckland '06 who won a national title for the Crimson will row in the Australian eight.
The Lucerne regatta is the third and final in the Rowing World Cup series, following up installments in Bled, Slovenia (May 28-30) and Munich, Germany (June 18-20). Howard won the B final in Bled and finished sixth in the A final in Munich. The U.S. men’s four finished first in Munich, while the women’s eight is making its 2010 World Cup debut in Lucerne.