Coach Lipcon joined Wayland-Weston Crew in fall of 2002. He earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965 and 1966 respectively. He is a 1961 graduate of Curtis High School, sildenafil Staten Island, find NY. At M.I.T. he was varsity coxswain 1963-1965. He coxed the U.S. National Team men’s eight in 1966. He went on to a career in high technology, drug and is a member of the board of directors of M.I.T. Crew Alumni Association. Coach Lipcon and his wife Lynn are long-time residents of Wayland.
What is your favorite crew memory?
I have three memories:
1. Least favorite—April/May 1963, M.I.T. varsity races lost to Harvard by a foot-and-a-half and to Wisconsin by less than a foot in two successive weeks.
2. Favorite—June 1963, winning the American Henley Regatta Championship over Vesper Boat Club, (who represented the U.S. in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and won the Men’s Eights gold medal) and St. Catherines Boat Club (Canadian national team), and placing third in the I.R.A. (Intercollegiate Rowing Association) National Championship in two successive weeks.
3. June 2003, 40th reunion of the above crew, representing M.I.T. in the I.R.A. alumni race.
How did you get involved in crew?
I went out for crew at the beginning of my freshman year at M.I.T.
What has rowing done for you personally?
The lessons learned in crew—teamwork, discipline, leadership, perseverance in the face of adversity—contributed as much to my career success as the coursework at M.I.T.
Why do you coach?
To give something back by introducing young people to this great sport.