NEW YORK -- In the Episode 16 Part 3 of "Inside Columbia Athletics," host Dalen Cuff interviews head men’s lightweight rowing coach Scott Alwin to discuss alum Nick LaCava ’09CC. LaCava will represent the U.S. at the 2012 London Olympics in the men’s lightweight four.
Last month, LaCava (Weston, Conn.) and U.S. teammates Robin Prendes (Miami, Fla.), Will Newell (Weston, Mass.) and Anthony Fahden (Lafayette, Calif.) defeated The Netherlands in a race by 0.14 seconds to punch their ticket to London.
Head men's lightweight rowing coach Scott Alwin chats with Dalen Cuff (Columbia University Athletics | Stephen K. Lee)
In Part 1 of Episode 16, we caught up with 2012 Olympian Erison Hurtault, who will represent Dominica in the men’s 400m, and Director of Cross Country and Track & Field Willy Wood, who has two former Lions already qualified for the Olympics and three more at the U.S. trials. Lisa Stublic '06CC will represent Croatia in the women's marathon.
Dalen interviewed Columbia head fencing coach Michael Aufrichtig. The Columbia fencing will be well-represented at the Olympics with five current or former student-athletes and Aufrichtig himself. Aufrichtig will serve as the fencing coach for the U.S. modern pentathlon. He has served in that role previously in the Pan American Games. The Columbia fencers headed to London to represent the U.S. include James Williams '07CC (men's sabre), Jeff Spear '10CC (men's sabre replacement), Nicole Ross '12CC (women's foil) and Nzingha Prescod '15CC (women's foil). After the filming of Episode 16, Sherif Farrag '09CC qualified to represent Egypt in the 2012 London Olympics.