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Harvard/Radcliffe Alums to Row at World Cup in Lucerne

Lofgren has documented her travels in Lucerne in her blog (photo courtesy Esther Lofgren).

Esther Lofgren's Lucerne 2010 Blog | Official Event Site | Live Results, Commentary | Results

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.

Lofgren is keeping a blog of her trip to Switzerland at here. Fans can also follow the results with audio commentary live here and find all results here. The official Rowing World Cup site is here.

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.