HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth lightweight crew team closed out the 2013 regular season by handing out its annual team awards. The Big Green handed out six individual awards and named a captain and commodore for next season.
Senior captain Josh Konieczny (Milbury, Ohio) took home the Harbaugh Oar, which is presented to the most valuable member of the varsity team. Konieczny, a member of the first varsity eight, led the Big Green’s top boat to its third consecutive top-five finish at the IRA National Championship this month and will also compete for a spot on the Under-23 World Championship at selection camp this month.
Senior Lowell Reeve (Manchester, Mass.) earned the Breer Bowl, which is presented to the oarsman who, through leadership and conscientious effort, has best shown sportsmanship as a member of the lightweight crew. Reeve, the six-seat in the first varsity eight, has raced in Dartmouth’s top boat in each of the last two seasons.
Sophomores Julian Danziger (New York, N.Y.) and Evan Meisler took home the 1990 Award and the Blum Bowl, respectively. Danziger claimed the 1990 Award, which is presented to the underclassman who strives to excel on the water, as an oarsman, as well as off the water, as a teammate and a friend, while Meisler won the Blum Bowl, given to the most improved varsity lightweight rower.
Eliot Harper (Los Angeles, Calif.) claimed the Brascum Award, which is given to the outstanding novice lightweight oarsman while classmate Matthew McFarland (Excelsior, Minn.) took home the Ryerson award given in memory of an outstanding Dartmouth oarsman to that individual who has made the most significant contribution to freshman lightweight crew.