OLYMPICS | Ritzel ’10 wins gold for USA

ETON DORNEY, ENGLAND — American Taylor Ritzel ’10 and Canadian Ashley Brzozowicz ’04 won Yale’s first Olympic medals of the 2012 Games with a one-two finish in the women’s eight rowing final at Lake Dorney on Thursday. Ritzel and the favored American boat led the race from start to finish to defend their 2008 Olympic […]

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OLYMPICS | Elis favored for Thursday medals in crew

LONDON — Yale alumnae have a chance for a podium sweep at the London Olympics on Thursday when rowers Ashley Brzozowicz ’04, Tess Gerrand ’10 and Taylor Ritzel ’10 race against each other in the women’s eight final. Along with the women, who would become the first Elis to win gold, silver and bronze in […]

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OLYMPICS | New Yale coach rows for Team USA

LONDON — In addition to the seven Yale graduates competing in London, a recent Athletics Department hire is representing her country on the water. Sarah Trowbridge, Yale’s new assistant women’s crew coach, is currently rowing in the double sculls competition. After finishing third in her initial heat, Trowbridge will race in Tuesday’s repechage round in […]

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OLYMPICS | Brzozowicz, Cole, Ritzel advance

LONDON — Yale is off to a strong start in London, as three crews with Eli rowers won their heats to advance to the medal round of competition over the past two days. Charlie Cole ’07 hit the water on Monday in America’s heavyweight four boat. His crew took an early lead and won its […]

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OLYMPICS | Yale rowers begin competition Sunday

LONDON — In 2009, Tess Gerrand ’10 and Taylor Ritzel ’10 stood on the dock at Eton Dorney outside London discussing their hopes of returning to the venue to race at the 2012 Olympics. On Sunday, the two women will be the first Elis to compete in London when they row against each other in […]

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OLYMPICS | Meet Yale’s seven competitors

LONDON — The Games of the XXX Olympiad are open and the first medals have been awarded. Seven Bulldogs are representing three different countries in London. Four rowers — Canada’s Ashley Brzozowicz ’04, Australia’s Tess Gerrand ’10, and America’s Taylor Ritzel ’10 and Charlie Cole ’07 — will race at the Eton Dorney Rowing Center […]

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OLYMPICS | Full schedule for Elis competing in London

LONDON — Less than 48 hours after Queen Elizabeth declares the London Games open this Friday, Bulldogs will be on the water competing in the Olympics. A total of six Yalies have qualified to represent three different countries in two sports during the Games of the XXX Olympiad. Four rowers — Canada’s Ashley Brzozowicz ’04, […]

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Grace ’11 races at Olympic trials.

After racing just quickly enough to advance to the 1500m semifinal at the Olympic Trials, Kate Grace’s ’11 run at making the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team ended last week. Grace, a four-time All-American and six-time Ivy League Champion at Yale, qualified to compete in both the 800m and 1500m races at the trials in Eugene, […]

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OLYMPICS | Elis compete at U.S. swimming trials

Thousands of swimmers dove into the pool at the Olympic Trials last week and competed to represent the United States at the 2012 London Games. At the trials in Omaha, Nebraska, eight Bulldogs gained experience in managing high-pressure competitions, and graduated seniors cleared the lap lanes for incoming freshman, a new coach and high school […]

OLYMPICS | Brzozowicz ’04 named to Canadian team

With a recent Olympic nomination that puts three Bulldogs in the same event, Yale alumnae could sweep the podium at the London Games. On Thursday, Rowing Canada Aviron announced that Ashley Brzozowicz ’04 will row for its Olympic women’s eight boat (8+). Brzozowicz, who competed for Canada at the 2008 Games in Beijing, will row […]

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OLYMPICS | Q&A with American rower Taylor Ritzel ’10

Last week, Taylor Ritzel ’10 was named to the American women’s eight boat that will row at the Olympics in London. At Yale, Ritzel helped the varsity eight win three NCAA Championships, was honored as a three-time All American and captained the 2009-2010 team. She rowed in the boat that set a new world best […]

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