Wednesday Edition Video Of The Week: Harvard Takes on Yale in 148th Regatta
This week's video comes to us from the U.S. version of the Thames River, which, fittingly, is host to the Harvard-Yale Regatta—America's most venerable intercollegiate competition. The Crimson lead the series by a significant margin, with 95 wins to Yale's 54 in the varsity eight event, and, most notably, Harvard's Harry Parker has been at the helm for some 45 of those victories (his personal record being 44-7 in the event, including victories in 13 of the last 14 seasons). The video includes a bit of history, as commentators Charlie Hamlin (Harvard alum & Olympian in the men's four in 1968) and Andy Card (Yale's varsity lightweight men's coach) provide some background on the coaching and the event. If history's not your thing, you can skip forward to the beginning of the four-mile race at roughly 12:45.
Things have been quite hectic over the past few days, with article deadlines to meet for ROWING Magazine—look for a lengthy upcoming feature on championship racing, including ACRAs, NCAAs, IRAs, and USRowing Youth Nationals, with input from head coaches Andy Teitelbaum, John Bancheri, Gregg Hartsuff, John Murphy, Michael Callahan, Casey Galvanek, Sandy Armstrong & more—as well as other assignments, hence the slightly delayed (but very worth the wait) Video Of The Week post today. Also in the works for this week is our recap and review of youth nationals, which saw new champions crowned in the men's & women's varsity eights, and a number of performances well worthy of mention, with athletes doubling up on racing, and, as it turned out, podium appearances in Oak Ridge.
You can read the full write-up of the Harvard-Yale Regatta from the official website of Crimson athletics here.
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