Men's Heavyweight Crew

 
Ben Potash
Ben Potash
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Duxbury, Mass.
High School: Duxbury
Major: Mechanical Engineering

2013-14: Competed in 10 races … rowed in seat #1 during the spring season in the Varsity 8 boat, starting against Bates and Boston College (3/29) and ending at the EARC Sprints (5/18) … started the season in #2 seat in the Championship 8 boat during the Head of the Charles (10/19-20) … rowed in #6 seat in the Second Varsity 8 boat during the Princeton Chase (10/27) and in the Varsity 8 boat in the Foot of the Charles (11/23).

2012-13: Saw action in four races as a freshman … opened the season at the regatta against Holy Cross, Dartmouth and Columbia (4/06), where he sat in the #2 seat of the Varsity B boat … sat in the #2 seat in the B boat against Williams, WPI, Franklin & Marshall and Connecticut College (4/13) … sat in the #1 seat in the regattas against Trinity, Colgate and the University of Rhode Island (4/29) and Boston University and the University of Wisconsin.

Off the Water at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor and concentration in economics … interned in product development vehicle engineering at Ford Motor Company … held a surface facilities engineering internship at Pioneer Natural Resources … researched at the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies … Todd Allen Smith Fund Award for promising undergraduate research …co-captain of both the men’s heavyweight and men’s lightweight crew teams … MIT Motorsports FASE Chassis Team leader … Kappa Sigma Alumni Chair … Gordon Engineering Leadership.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Duxbury High School.