Men’s and Women’s Heavyweight, Women’s Lightweight Crew Well Represented at World Rowing U23 Championships

Sam Meijer, Hope Cessford, David Ambler and Olivia Farrar (left-right) are pictured.
Sam Meijer, Hope Cessford, David Ambler and Olivia Farrar (left-right) earned medals at the 2019 World Rowing Under-23 Championships.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard was well represented at the 2019 World Rowing Under-23 Championships at the end of July in Sarasota, Florida. Five members of men's heavyweight crew competed for their home countries, while Radcliffe heavyweight and lightweight crew each had two rowers participate in The Sunshine State.

Samuel Meijer '19 helped Great Britain win gold in the men's quadruple sculls, as did fellow countryman David Ambler '20 in the coxless four. Henry Jones '22 and Victor Kleshnev '23 also competed for Great Britain and earned a silver medal (men's coxed four) and seventh-place finish (men's double sculls), respectively. The U.S. coxless four, stroked by Liam Corrigan '19, meanwhile, finished in eighth place.

Hope Cessford '21 of Radcliffe heavyweight crew was a gold-medal winner for Great Britain, rowing from the two seat, in the coxless four. Teammate and Australian Sarah Tisdall '20 was also a medalist, taking home a bronze medal after rowing in the two seat in the women's coxed four.

Olivia Farrar duplicated Tisdall's performance, earning a bronze for the United States in the lightweight women's quadruple sculls. Classmate Brigid Kennedy, meanwhile, came in fourth place in the lightweight women's single sculls. 

Harvard Heavyweight Crew
Men's Quadruple Sculls (4x)
Samuel Meijer '19 (Great Britain) – Gold

Men's Four (4-)
David Ambler '20 (Great Britain) – Gold
Liam Corrigan '19 (United States) – 8th

Men's Coxed Four (4+)
Henry Jones '22 (Great Britain) – Silver
Men's Double Sculls (2x)
Victor Kleshnev '23 (Great Britain) – 7th

Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew
Women's Four (4-)
Hope Cessford '21 (Great Britain) - Gold

Women's Coxed Four (4+)
Sarah Tisdall '20 (Australia) – Bronze

Radcliffe Lightweight Crew
Lightweight Women's Quadruple Sculls (4x)
Olivia Farrar '21 (United States) - Bronze

Lightweight Women's Single Sculls (1x)
Brigid Kennedy '21 (United States) – 4th