Matthew Podlesak
Matthew Podlesak
Year: Senior
Hometown: New Canaan, Conn.
High School: Brunswick School
House Affiliation: Currier

Senior • 2017 
Tabbed to Intercollegiate Rowing Association All-Academic team ... Sat in the third seat for the varsity four at the 52nd Head of the Charles Regatta ... Rowed in the fifth seat in second varsity eight against Cornell and Penn ... Sat in seat No. 5 in second varsity eight against Columbia and Georgetown ... Was in fifth seat in second varsity eight against Dartmouth and MIT ... Rowed in seat No. 5 in second varsity eight against Navy and Delaware ... Was in fifth seat in second varsity eight against Yale and Princeton ... Raced in the fifth seat in 2V8 at Eastern Sprints ... Rowed in second seat in varsity eight at IRAs.

Junior • 2016
Sat with third varsity for three races … Raced in the three seat with the varsity eight for three races … Stroked the second varsity at Eastern Sprints, finishing fourth …  At the IRA National Championships, stroked the varsity eight to a sixth-place finish.

Sophomore • 2015
Sat at three and five seat in the second varsity eight … Earned a gold medal against Dartmouth and MIT on April 11.

Freshman • 2014
Rowed the seventh seat for the freshman eight all season … Helped the F8 earn silver at the EARC Sprints … Competed with the varsity eight at the IRA National Championships, winning silver.

Before Harvard
Rowed at the U23 World Championships with the lightweight quad in 2013 in Linz, Austria, taking sixth … Placed first overall with the senior lightweight quad in the USRowing Club National Championships … Earned a first-place showing at the 2013 U23 World Championship trails with the lightweight men’s quad … Ranked second with the Junior B Quad at the 2010 USRowing National Championships … Four-year stroke of the Brunswick varsity 8+ from 2010-13, competing in the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association  … Graduated from Brunswick School in New Canaan, Conn. … Also trained with the Maritime Rowing Club and the New Canaan Crew from 2009-10 and in the summer … Team captain from 2012-13 … Won the Coaches Cup with the Brunswick Crew as a senior.