Strong Showing by Four Incoming Freshmen at World Rowing Junior Championships

Photo courtesy of Elan Kawesch
Photo courtesy of Elan Kawesch

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Four incoming freshmen of Harvard's men's heavyweight crew team competed earlier this month at the World Rowing Junior Championships on Aug. 8 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sam Meijer and Great Britain's quadruple scull rode their way into the record books, claiming the first-ever men's junior quadruple title in Great Britain history in come from behind fashion. Great Britain found itself in fifth-place at the 1k mark, but surged into third-place with 500m to go, and crossed the finish line first with a time of 6:05.36.

Lars Loche helped the German eight claim a spot on the podium with a third-place finish in the men's eight final with a time of 5:54.28.

Benji Cohen and Liam Corrigan helped guide the U.S. to fifth-place in the men's four final, clocking in with a time of 6:24.92.