Rowing, Boys: Varsity

Name Class  Hometown
Philip Weymouth* 2018 New York, NY
Henry Hayden 2018 Siasconset, MA
Lachlan Cormie 2018 Vineyard Haven, MA
Oliver Diamond 2018 Heath, MA
Vanja Obradovic 2018 Novi Sad 21000, Serbia and Montenegro
Charlie Pink 2018 New York, NY
Andrew Peck* 2018 Toronto, Ontario
Jack Brown* 2018 Dayton, OH
Punisa Lekovic 2019 San Marino, CA
Gabe Moos 2019 Los Angeles, CA
Garrett Alexander 2019 Cape Elizabeth, ME
Henry Lowe 2019 Pacific Palisades, CA
Robby O'Brien 2019 Delray Beach, FL
Owen Louis 2019 Hinsdale, IL
JJ Siritantikorn 2019 Bangkok 10170, Thailand
Inthat Boonpongmanee 2019 Richland, WA
Kian Sorhaindo 2019 Roseau 00109, Dominica
JP Patton 2019 South Deerfield, MA
Kishor Bharadwaj 2019 Lexington, MA
Matt Wierzbicki 2019 Hadley, MA
Skye Bacon 2020 Oyster Bay, NY
Seth Thayumanavan 2020 Amherst, MA
Nick Fluty 2020 Draper, UT
Zane Smith 2020 Frisco, TX
Tommy Gilmore 2020 San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
Hayden McGuinness 2020 Little Compton, RI
Jimmy Patton 2020 Houston, TX
Alexander Leong 2020 Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dylan Bane 2020 San Francisco, CA
Chris Thagard 2020 Birmingham, AL
Jackson Rother 2020 South Deerfield, MA
Jake Meier 2020 Ashfield, MA
Mark Chung 2021 Seongnam-Si 13555, Korea
Alex Centola 2021 New York, NY
Thomas Lyons 2021 Deerfield, MA
Allison Xia 2021 Inverness, IL
Lawrence von Steuben 2021 Wollerau 8832, Switzerland
Ari Kraan 2021 Hull, MA
Henry Barrera 2021 Whitestone, NY
Charlie Lewis 2021 Bedford, NY
Eric Wang 2021 Ithaca, NY
Nikhil Barnes 2021 Deerfield, MA
* Denotes Captains
  • Spencer graduated from Princeton University in 2005 with a degree in History. While at Princeton, he was a member of the heavyweight rowing team and served as the team captain during his senior year. After Princeton, Spencer spent two years working at the Hun School of Princeton, where he was a History teacher and the assistant director of Residential Life. He was also the head coach of the girls rowing program. In the fall of 2007, Spencer returned to Princeton as the assistant coach of the lightweight rowing program and spent two years with that group. In his second year, he helped the Varsity 8+ to championship wins at the Eastern Sprints, the IRA National Championships as well as at the Henley Royal Regatta in England. Spencer transitioned to the heavyweight squad where he was the assistant coach for five years, and he coached four crews to silver medals at the Eastern Sprints and twice had crews earn medals at the IRA National Championships.

    Over the past four years, Spencer and the boys' rowing program have continue to build upon the already successful history of rowing at Deerfield Academy.  In the spring of 2015, the boys' first varsity 4+ won the NEIRA Championships and followed that up with a bronze medal finish at the US Rowing Youth National Championships.  Those results were matched in 2016 with another NEIRA championship in the boys' first varsity 4+ and another 3rd place result at the US Rowing Youth National Championships. 

    In 2017, the team took a step forward as they won the NEIRA Team Championship, a first for boys at Deerfield.  This was accomplished on the strength of championship wins in the boys' first varsity 4+, as well as the third and fourth 4+s.  The boys' second 4+ earned a bronze medal to help secure the Team Championship.  The boys' first 4+ returned to the US Rowing Youth National Championships and, after three years of finishing 3rd, brought home the national title, the second National Championship for the boys (their first was won in 2012).

    2018 saw the boys' rowing team repeat at NEIRA Team Champions with wins in the first, third, and fourth varsity 4+s, to go along with a silver in the second varsity 4+.  The first varsity 4+ also repeated as US Rowing Youth National Champions, the third national title for the program.

    Spencer resides in New Dorm with his wife, Megan, and their three boys, Caden, Teague and Ryan.

  • Sam joins the Deerfield Faculty as a Penn Fellow after graduating with honors in History at Williams College in 2015. At Williams, Sam wrote "'The Mecca of a Thousand Noble Aspirations:' The Struggle for Freedom in New Bern, NC 1862-1866," an undergraduate thesis on Wartime Reconstruction in coastal NC, which received the Robert Dalzell Prize for primary research. Sam walked on to the crew team at Williams, rowing all four years and serving as co- captain his senior year. In addition to athletics, he sang in an a cappella group and worked as a teaching assistant for the history department. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Sam cultivates his southern roots through his passions for basketball, barbecue, and the blues.

  • Sam graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 2010, where he earned varsity distinctions in cross country, indoor track, and rowing, captained his senior track season, and won the MVP trophy as a senior rower. Sam went on to row on Dartmouth's lightweight team and served as team captain during his senior year. Sam rowed in the first varsity eight all three of his eligible seasons and won silver medals at the 2012 Eastern Sprints and IRA Championships and a bronze at the 2013 Eastern Sprints. In 2014, he won the Big Green Oar, awarded to the MVP of the lightweights. Sam graduated in 2014 with a degree in English and Classical Languages. After graduating, Sam spent two years teaching at the Hun School of Princeton where he coached the novice boys crew and head coached the cross country teams. In 2016, the Hun novice boys won silver at the PSRA City Championship, gold at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship, and silver at the MAPL championship. At Deerfield, Sam lives in Field dorm, teaches English and coaches both boys cross-country and crew.