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Lightweights Win Two, But Varsity Eight Falls to Georgetown

Mids win both the varsity four and second varsity races.


Lightweight Rowers Meet Georgetown on Saturday

Mids and Hoyas will race at 11 a.m. on the Potomac River.


Lightweight Rowers Host Columbia on Saturday Morning

Racing will begin at 7 a.m.


Yale Sweeps Lightweight Rowing

Bulldogs retain the Eads Johnson Trophy.


Lightweight Rowers Face Yale on Saturday

Racing will begin at 3 p.m.

At Navy
• 2012-13 will be Perry's fourth year has head coach of lightweight crew and sixth season, overall, at Navy.
• Perry was named Navy's head lightweight coach in August 2009 after spending four years as lightweight head coach at Dartmouth.
• Last season, he helped the varsity four win the title at the IRA National Championships...The win at the event marked the second gold medal for Navy in the varsity four since 2007.
• 2012-13 will be his 14th year coaching in the EARC lightweight league.
• Led the varsity eight to the runner-up spot at the 2010 IRA National Championship.
• In his first year as head coach in 2010, the Mids' varsity crew boasted a regular-season record of 6-2, and won the Johnson Cup (vs. Yale) and Callow Trophy (vs. Penn).
• As the lightweight assistant coach at Navy from 2003-05, he coached the first freshman boat to an impressive 33-1 record during his three years on staff.
• He mentored the Mids' first freshmen boat to first-place finishes at the Eastern Sprints Championship in 2003 and `05, while helping the second freshmen boat to three-consecutive Eastern Sprints titles.

Coaching Prior to Navy
• Perry was the head coach of Dartmouth College Lightweight Crew for four years and guided the Big Green to a 15-7 record during his tenure.
• In 2007, he was named the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges Coach of the Year after his first varsity boat won the Eastern Sprints Championship for the third time in school history and would later place fourth at the IRA National Championship.
• Led the varsity eight to the EARC and Ivy League championships.
• He also helped Dartmouth claim the Biglin Bowl cup over Harvard and MIT, which equaled the number of wins by the Big Green over the Crimson in the race's first-54 years.
• Before his first arrival in Annapolis, Perry spent two seasons at Rutgers (2000-01) and one season at Penn (2002) as lightweight assistant coach.
• With the Scarlet Knights, he produced an 11-6 record with the first freshmen crew, including a fifth-place finish at the Eastern Sprints Championship.
• During his lone season at Penn, he led the Quakers' first freshmen boat to a 5-2 record - their first winning season in 10 years.

U.S. National Coaching History
• Perry worked with the U.S. Under-23 Women's National Rowing Team in 2008 and `09.
• In the summer of 2009, he served as the head sweep rowing coach, where he selected, prepared and trained the silver medal-winning women's eight boat at the Under-23 World Championship in Racice, Czech Republic.
• In 2008, he served as assistant sweep rowing coach and helped the women's eight crew win the gold medal at the Under-23 World Championship in Brandenburg, Germany.

Rowing History
• Perry graduated from Rutgers in 2001 and spent four years with the lightweight crew team - three of which he was a first varsity oarsman.
• He served as the team captain in 1999, during which the Scarlet Knights won the silver medal at the IRA National Championship.
• In 2001, he traveled with the Rutgers varsity crew to compete in the Henley Regatta and Britannia Cup.
• Three years prior (1998), his New York Athletic Club's lightweight eight boat won several national championships, as well as the Henley Regatta.
• He was a four-year oarsman Woodbridge High School in Woodbridge, Va.

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