Chet Bickhart began his rowing career at The Haverford School back in 2010. After rowing all four years of high school, he was recruited to continue his career at Lehigh University, where he studied Mechanical Engineering and Finance. Upon graduation, Chet accepted a job in Boston, Massachusetts, and it is there he became a member of Riverside's High Performance Group. After two years of working in Boston, Chet moved back to Philadelphia where he currently lives and works, rowing for Vesper.
He will team up in a double with Cooper Tuckerman.
Cooper is a visitor and the youngster on our team. He is currently enrolled at Dartmouth University to study Biological science as his major. Due to Covid and the cancellation of DU`s lightweight men’s crew program, he took a year off to join our training group. He is not new to Vesper, he was part of our summer camp in 2018, where he could win the Trials for Junior World Championships in the double despite being always a true lightweight. In 2019 he represented the US National Team again at the U23 World Championships in the lightweight men’s quad event (LM4x) where he finished 4th. One of his teammates in 2019 in that boat was Kieran Edwards, who was part of Vesper HP Team back then. Cooper started rowing at Berkshire High School in Massachusetts. He is certainly a very skilled and talented rower who’s name every fan of the lightweight men’s scene should remember.