No. 1 Bulldogs Win Ivy Championship

Photo by Rob Migliachio
Photo by Rob Migliachio

The Bulldogs won the Ivy Championship in a close battle with Harvard at home this weekend. They also placed sixth at the Thompson Trophy and fifth at the Central Series 4.

 

Yale's Results:

 

Thompson Trophy – Connecticut College: 6th (325 points)

A: Shawn Harvey / Graceann Nicolosi (1st in division, 67 points)

B: Dylan DiMarchi / Anisha Arcot (13th, 144)

C: Nicholas Marwell / Helena Ware (8th, 114)

 

Owen, Mossbacher, and Knapp Trophies for the Ivy Championship – Yale

Team 1: 2nd (83 points)

A: Louisa Nordstrom Claudia Loiacono (1st, 36)

B: Chrissie Klingler / Kira Woods (4th, 47)

 

Team 2: 12th (172 points)

A: Sam Tobin / Meredith Ryan / Mina Cezairli (9th, 79)

B: Christophe Chaumont / Meredith RyanBecca Rose (12th, 93)

 

Central Series 4 – Tufts: (5th, 33 points)

A: Martin TiptonAlexandra Contomichalos (3rd, 12)

B: Adam Wolnikowski / Allison Rice (8th, 21)

 

At the Thompson, Harvey and Nicolosi dominated A division, winning by thirteen points (nearly 20% better than the next boat). When asked about their success, they kept it simple, attributing their results to good pin starts and not making unforced errors.

 

Yale’s women’s team took on the Ivy championship regatta at home. They started off strong, leading Harvard by nearly 30 points midway through the event, but a couple of tough races put Harvard within reach, only three points behind the Bulldogs going into the last race. Klingler and Woods defended well against the Harvard offense, beating them in the last race to secure the Ivy League victory. While Yale finished second overall in the event, the winner was Fordham, who does not count for the championship title. The Elis are the 2019 Ivy League champions.

  

Scores can be found at https://collegesailing.org/ .

 

Report filed by Nic Baird '19, Yale Sports Publicity