Harvard and Radcliffe Rowers Slated to Compete at Rowing World Cup

Harvard and Radcliffe Rowers Slated to Compete at Rowing World Cup

Several Harvard and Radcliffe rowers will race in the Rowing World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland July 10-12. Leading the Crimson contingent are 2009 graduates Mortiz Hafner, Esther Lofgren and Henrik Rummel and 2010 lightweight captain Martin Eiermann.

Lofgren, who sat in the four seat of Radcliffe’s varsity eight that won a silver medal at the EAWRC Sprints, is a member the U.S. women’s eight. She won silver in the women’s four at the 2008 FISA World Championships.

Rummel, who was a three-year member of Harvard’s varsity eight and earned a silver medal at the EARC Sprints, is making his senior level debut in the U.S. men’s eight. He won a gold medal in the men’s eight at the U-23 world championships last summer.

Eiermann and Hafner, who won silver at the EARC Sprints and bronze at the IRA National Championship in Harvard’s lightweight varsity eight, will team up in the lightweight men’s pair for Germany.

Rummel will compete against former Crimson oarsmen Malcolm Howard ’05, who will be rowing for his native Canada. Howard won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, becoming the first Harvard rower to win gold in crew. This will be the first race for the Canadian eight in the Rowing World Cup series.

Cameron Winklevoss ’04, another 2008 Olympian, will row for the United States in the men’s four. Winklevoss and his twin brother, Tyler advanced to the final in the men’s pair in Beijing.

The Rowing World Cup series was launched in 1997 and includes all 14 Olympic boat classes. The overall Rowing World Cup champions will be determined after a series of three regattas. This other two regattas were held May 29-31 in Banyoles, Spain, and June 19-21 in Munich, Germany.

Events will be streamed live on Sunday at www.universalsports.com.

Photo courtesy of Dale Walker