Crew - Boys Varsity
The Berkshire Boys Crew team is a member of the reputed New England Interscholastic Rowing Association (NEIRA). The team has quickly gained speed on its opponents over the past four seasons. The team races local prep school opponents at its home course in Lakeville, Conn., where its own boathouse provides the only traffic on the lake. Within the league, the six Berkshire varsity fours compete, traveling to race at sites in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The team begins its season over Spring Break with a training trip to Tampa, FL, where boys re-acquaint themselves with the sport and build team cohesion.
Recently, the crew teams at Berkshire began a year-round rowing season. The spring season culminates at the NEIRA Championships on Lake Quinsigamond in late May. Success in this broad, competitive program has earned recent rowers and coxswains recruitment at a variety Division I and Division III programs such as Wisconsin, George Washington, Boston University, Bates College and Northwestern.
Coach Olson, a native of New Hampshire, joined Berkshire School in 2012 and began coaching rowing for the Bears in 2013. He learned to row at Philips Exeter Academy and continued his rowing career at the University of New Hampshire where he captained the team during his junior and senior years. Mr. Olson previously coached at Great Bay Rowing and also worked at the US Rowing Junior National team summer camp.
In addition to rowing, Coach Olson teaches English, resides in Buck Dorm, and can be found walking his dog on campus.
Assistant Coach: Callie Carew-Miller
Assistant Coach: Dan Cooper
|Xander Amero||2017||Boston, MA|
|Tarek Ammouri||2018||East Granby, CT|
|Connor Appleyard||2018||Rye, NY|
|Viggo Blomquist||2017||Chatham, NY|
|William Blomquist||2019||Chatham, NY|
|Seve Calderini||2018||Greenwich, CT|
|Britton Davis||2020||Washington, CT|
|Will Dyer Kloman||2017||Lenox, MA|
|Sam Gatsos||2017||New York, NY|
|Ian Heissenbuttel||2017||Lakeville, CT|
|Will Keenan||2019||Brooklyn, NY|
|Peter Koenigsbauer||2018||Seattle, WA|
|Eli Mathieu||2019||Colchester, CT|
|Jules Oberg||2017||Saltsjo Duvnas|
|Kent Pendergast||2019||Idaho Falls, ID|
|Charlie Recchia||2018||Cos Cob, CT|
|Dong Chan Ryu||2017||Seoul|
|Cooper Tuckerman||2018||Bozeman, MT|
|Kufre Udoh||2017||South Bend, IN|
|James Walsh||2019||Greenwich, CT|
|Jack Weeden||2017||Bedford, NY|