2012-13 Men's Crew News

July 29, 2013
Leeming, Weiss Take Silver at U23 World Championships; Gerlak Earns Bronze in 4-
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Hunter Leeming (Sarasota, Fla.) and Anders Weiss (Barrington, R.I.), rising juniors on the Brown men’s crew team, helped the United States win a silver medal at the U23 World Rowing Championship over the weekend in Linz, Austria. The Brown duo rowed in the heavyweight eight, while rising senior Morgan Gerlak (Baltimore, Md.) earned a bronze medal in the straight four.

July 27, 2013
Gerlak Takes Bronze at U23 World Championships; Eight+ Boat to Compete Sunday
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Morgan Gerlak (Baltimore, Md.), a rising senior on the Brown University men’s crew team, earned a bronze medal at the U23 World Rowing Championship on Saturday in Linz, Austria.

July 18, 2013
Men’s Crew Trio Headed to U23 World Rowing Championships
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Three members of the Brown University men’s crew team will represent the United States at the U23 World Rowing Championships from July 24-28 in Linz, Austria. Rising juniors Hunter Leeming (Sarasota, Fla.) and Anders Weiss (Barrington, R.I.) will compete in the heavyweight eight, while rising senior Morgan Gerlak (Baltimore, Md.) was selected to the heavyweight straight four.

July 8, 2013
Men’s Crew Earns 12 IRA All-Academic Selections
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – The Brown University men’s crew team had 12 student-athletes named to the Intercollegiate Rowing Association’s (IRA) All-Academic Team, recently announced by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).

June 18, 2013
Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced
The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2013 spring Academic All-Ivy, with 10 Brown student-athletes earning recognition. The five men and five women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.

June 2, 2013
Men’s Crew Finishes Second in Team Points at IRA National Championship; Bears Claim Third in Varsity Eight
GOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Brown men’s crew climbed back from an early deficit to claim third in the varsity eight grand final, and the second varsity and freshman eight finished second overall, as a total of four boats earned medals on the final day of the three-day 2013 IRA National Championship Sunday on Lake Natoma.

June 1, 2013
Men’s Crew Advances All Five Boats to Grand Finals on Day Two of IRA Championships
GOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Brown men’s crew put together an impressive all-around performance on the second day of competition at the IRA Championships as the Bears advanced all five boats to the grand finals Saturday on Lake Natoma.

May 31, 2013
Men’s Crew Opens IRA Championship, Advances Five Boats to Semifinals
GOLD RIVER, Calif. – The Brown men’s crew enjoyed an impressive first day at the 2013 IRA National Championship, as the Bears advanced all five boats to the semifinals Friday morning on Lake Natoma. The second varsity, freshman eight and open four all won their heats, and the varsity eight and varsity four finished second as all five boats earned direct qualification to the next round.

May 28, 2013
Men’s Crew Set for IRA National Championship
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown men’s crew, last year’s runner-up, is primed to compete for the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championship, Friday through Sunday, May 31 - June 2, in Gold River, Calif. The regatta will take place on Lake Natoma.

May 19, 2013
Men’s Crew Takes Second at EARC Sprints; Bears Win 2V and 3V Events
WORCESTER, Mass. – The Brown men’s crew claimed victories in both the Second and Third Varsity events, but Harvard captured the Varsity Eight to win the tiebreaker in total points and retain the Rowe Cup at the EARC Sprints Sunday on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass.

May 16, 2013
Men’s Crew Looks to Defend Ivy League Title at EARC Sprints
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The No. 5 Brown men’s crew will seek to defend its title in the Varsity Eight when the Bears head to the Eastern Association of Rowing College (EARC) Sprints on Sunday, May 19 at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. In addition to the EARC title, made up of the top rowing schools in the East, the event will also determine the Ivy League Championship.

May 4, 2013
Men’s Crew Downs Princeton to Retain Content Cup
PRINCETON, N.J. – In the final race of the regular season before the Eastern Sprints, the Brown men’s crew downed Princeton in the varsity eight event to retain the Content Cup Saturday morning in Princeton, N.J.

April 27, 2013
Men’s Crew Rolls Past Dartmouth
HANOVER, N.H. – The Brown men’s crew recorded a trio of victories, including an impressive win in the Varsity Eight, to top Dartmouth and retain the Atalanta Cup Saturday morning on the Connecticut River.

April 21, 2013
Men's Crew Edged by Northeastern in Varsity Eight
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown men’s crew picked up some impressive victories in the third varsity and second varsity races, but the Bears dropped a close battle to Northeastern in the varsity eight race as the two squads fought for the Dreissigacker Cup Saturday afternoon on the Seekonk River.

April 13, 2013
Harvard Edges Men’s Crew in V8; Bears Claim F8, 3V8
BOSTON – The Brown men’s crew picked up a pair of victories in the third varsity and freshmen eight races, but the Bears were narrowly edged by Ivy League rival Harvard in the varsity eight as the two squads battled for the Stein Cup early Saturday morning on the Charles River.

April 7, 2013
No. 2 Men's Crew Topped at No. 1 Washington
SEATTLE - Faced with choppy waters and rough conditions, No. 2 Brown men's crew and No. 1 Washington battled it out on Lake Washington in a matchup of two of the best programs from the two conferences most associated with rowing, but the Bears were edged by the Huskies Saturday morning on the Montlake Cut.

March 30, 2013
Men’s Crew Cruises Past Boston University
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown men’s crew picked up four victories, finishing the day with a win by the varsity eight, to top Boston University and take back the Michalson Cup Saturday morning on the Seekonk River.

March 29, 2013
Men’s Crew Tops Yale in Season Opener
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown men’s crew opened up the spring season with a trio of victories, including a win by the varsity eight, against Ivy League rival Yale in the season opener for both programs on Friday morning on the Seekonk River.

March 22, 2013
Men’s Crew to Open Season Against Yale, Boston University (March 29-30)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown men’s crew will open the 2013 spring season with a pair of home races, first playing host to Yale University on Friday, March 29, before taking on Boston University on Saturday, March 30 in Providence, R.I. Brown and Yale will start at 9:10 a.m. while the Bears will take on BU at 9:40 a.m.

February 22, 2013
Peter Gibson Wins Under-23 Event at CRASH-B Indoor Rowing World Championships
On Sunday, February 17th, several members of the Brown men’s crew team competed at the CRASH-B Indoor Rowing World Championships at Agganis Arena on the campus of Boston University.

November 26, 2012
Lucas McGee '01 Named USRowing's Men's National Team Coach
USRowing has hired Lucas McGee and Bryan Volpenhein as men’s coaches for the United States National Team, the organization announced on Tuesday, November 6. Both men will be responsible for the men's high performance sweep squad and will work in concert to develop, select and prepare the team for international competition.

November 17, 2012
Men's Crew Concludes Fall Campaign with a Strong Showing at the Foot of the Charles
The Brown men's rowing team concluded the fall portion of their 2012-2013 season at the Foot of the Charles on Saturday, November 17. The race was held on the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts, and featured the open four event, as well as the freshmen eight event. Brown had the opportunity to compete with some of the best rowing programs in the area, as they took to the water with squads from Harvard, Northeastern, Boston University, Boston College and MIT.

November 8, 2012
Paul Cooke Honored as the 2012 Fan's Choice Collegiate Coach of the Year
Head Men’s Crew Coach Paul Cooke has been named the 2012 Fan’s Choice Collegiate Coach of the Year, an award decided upon by the rowing community. According to the US Rowing website, nearly 33,000 votes were cast for the seven different categories in the poll, sponsored by the sport’s national governing body and Row2K Media. Cooke is the second consecutive Brown coach to win this award, as Head Women’s Coach John Murphy was honored with the same title last year.

October 20, 2012
Freshman Eight Victorious at Head of the Charles
The Brown rookies kicked off the Head of the Charles Regatta in grand fashion, taking the top spot in its event. The freshman boat did so in highly impressive fashion, winning the club eight event, setting a course record. Brown also entered its top two varsity boats into the championship eight event with them finishing seventh and eighth overall.

October 15, 2012
Cooke Adds Willoughby to Men’s Crew Staff
Head men’s crew coach Paul Cooke has announced the newest addition to the Brown coaching staff, Graham Willoughby. Willoughby comes to College Hill with a wealth of rowing experience and knowledge and will immediately step in as the Freshman Coach, working directly with the Bears’ novice oarsmen.

October 13, 2012
Brown Varsity Boats Defend Titles at Head of the Genesee
A week after the rookies took the water for Brown, the varsity finally got its chance on Saturday at the Head of the Genesee. Brown entered three eights in the open event and one boat in the open four and the Brown crews went on to defend their titles in both events.

October 6, 2012
Bears Return to the Water on Housatonic
After one of the most successful seasons in program history, capturing the ECAC and Ivy League titles and finishing second in the country at the IRA Regatta, the Brown men’s crew returned to the water, with the freshmen taking on the field at the Head of the Housatoinc.

October 4, 2012
Fans Choice! Vote Paul Cooke USRowing Coach of the Year
Head men's crew coach Paul Cooke is one of five finalists for the 2012 USRowing Fan's Choice Awards, Coach of the Year honor. Fans, alumni and friends are encouraged to vote through Row2k.com. Polls will close soon, so vote early and often.