Crew - Boys Varsity

The boys varsity crew team competes within the fours division of the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association (NEIRA). Over the past five years, the team has established itself as the best the league has to offer. The team trains and hosts races at its home course in Lakeville, Conn., where its own boathouse provides the only traffic on the lake. The team begins the season with a preseason training trip—recent sites for this trip have included Tampa, Florida and Clemson, South Carolina—that allows the team to reacquaint themselves with the sport and build team cohesion.

Recently, Berkshire revived fall rowing, allowing for nearly year-round training for those committed to such an endeavor. The spring season culminates at the NEIRA Championships on Lake Quinsigamond (Worcester, Mass.) 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 Bates, Bucknell, Colgate, Navy, West Point, and Wisconsin.

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Crew - Boys Varsity
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Crew - Boys Varsity
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Head Coach: Dave Olson

Coach Olson, a native of New Hampshire, joined Berkshire School in the fall of 2012 and began coaching rowing for the Bears the following spring. He learned to row at Phillips 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 has worked at a variety of rowing camps including an international program based in New Zealand and the US Junior National Team High Performance Camp.

In addition to rowing, Mr. Olson teaches English, resides in Buck Dorm, and can often be found walking his dog around campus.

Assistant Coach: Callie Carew-Miller
Assistant Coach: Dan Cooper


# Name Position Class Hometown
Xander Amero 2017 Boston, MA
Connor Appleyard 2018 Rye, NY
William Blomquist 2019 Chatham, NY
Alex Buckfire 2018 New York, NY
Seve Calderini 2018 Greenwich, CT
Britton Davis 2020 Washington, CT
Karan Dhiman 2019 Kingston
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
Clark Lotuff 2018 Princeton, MA
Eli Mathieu 2019 Colchester, CT
Kent Pendergast 2019 Idaho Falls, ID
Charlie Recchia 2018 Cos Cob, CT
Logan Renneker 2020 Newton, MA
Darran Shen 2020 Shanghai
Cooper Tuckerman 2018 Bozeman, MT
James Walsh 2019 Greenwich, CT