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Dartmouth roundup: Allen named D-I crew coach of the year

Staff Report
Published: 7/2/2021 9:43:21 PM
Modified: 7/2/2021 9:43:27 PM

HANOVER — Dartmouth College men’s head heavyweight rowing coach Wyatt Allen has been named the NCAA Division I head coach of the year by the Intercollegiate Rowing Coaches Association.

The Big Green won a silver and two bronze medals at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association championship regatta last month. This was Allen’s seventh season as Dartmouth head coach.

“This award is given to the coach that demonstrates excellence in his or her ability to develop both individual and team performance while cultivating an environment that is built on fairness, respect, mentorship and upholding the values of the IRCA and men’s collegiate rowing,” the governing body said in a news release.

Allen’s assistants — associate coach Al Monte, assistant coach Jeff Monahan, and boatman Michael Stafford — were also recognized as the Division I staff of the year by the IRCA. Staffs are nominated for the award by their head coach.

Monte has also been with the Big Green for seven seasons. He was an assistant coach for three years before earning a promotion in 2017. Monahan completed his second season at Dartmouth. Stafford has been with Dartmouth since 2017 and is a board member for the Upper Valley Rowing Foundation.

Seven heavies named top scholars

HANOVER — Seven members of Dartmouth’s heavyweight crew program have earned top scholar-athlete status from the IRCA.

Seniors Daniel Kramer and Paul Gralla, juniors Max Bessler, Richard Santry and Alex Lehr, and sophomores Robert Pare and Reagan Readinger earned the recognition. To be honored, a rower or coxswain must maintain a 3.50 grade-point average, be in at least the second season of eligibility and have rowed on one of their program’s top three boats this season or at the recent IRCA Championship.

More than 400 rowers and coxswains were named to the team, representing 48 heavyweight and five lightweight crew programs.

Four lightweights to U23 worlds

HANOVER — Four Dartmouth men’s lightweight rowing athletes have qualified for the U.S. U23 national team in men’s lightweight quad for this month’s world championship regatta in the Czech Republic later this month.

Sophomore Jack Stone, junior Cooper Tuckerman, sophomore Chris Stich and senior Sean Ward all qualified. Dartmouth assistant coach Trevor Michelson, who has coached multiple national team boats, will accompany them to the Czech Republic and will coach their boat.

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