No. 6 Harvard will visit No. 4 Princeton next week (Zack Williamson).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its first racing of the year, the No. 6 Harvard heavyweight crew defeated No. 9 Brown in the first varsity eight event to claim the Stein Cup for the seventh-consecutive year.
On a gusty day with the head wind averaging 15-18 miles per hour and up to 20 MPH, Harvard opened the racing by topping Brown in the first varsity eight by a nine-second margin, 6:32.0 to 6:41.0. The Crimson led for the entire race and grew its lead in the final 1,000 meters.
"It was a great day for the Harvard-Brown rivalry with lead changes and full course racing across the board," said Charley Butt, The Bolles-Parker Head Coach for Harvard Men's Heavyweight Crew.
In the second varsity eight, Brown squeaked by for a victory by one seat, winning, 6:46.9 to 6:47.5. Up next, Harvard took the third varsity eight, cruising to a victory in 7:02.3, while the Bears crossed the line in 7:26.2
Brown claimed victories in the final two races as the Bears on the fourth varsity eight by a slim time of 6:56.6 to 6:58.1 In the last event, Brown defeated the Harvard fifth varsity eight by winning in 7:34.4, while the Crimson ended with a mark of 8:08.9.
Harvard will race No. 4 Princeton and MIT for the Compton Cup on Saturday, April 15. The events will be shown live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
Fourth Varsity Eight: Coxswain: Nick Yan; Stroke: Anthony Kenny; 7: Max Mezger; 6: Nicholas Plaut; 5: Jack Luby; 4: Jack Richards; 3: Niels Laurberg; 2: Andrew Morley; Bow: Travis Anderson
Fifth Varsity Eight: Coxswain: Jacob Russell; Stroke: David Orner; 7: Miles Neumann; 6: Henry Lynch; 5: Bryce Anderson; 4: Ryan Patrick; 3: Thomas Hlebowicz; 2: Eric Anderson; Bow: Evan Simons
Harvard – 6:32.0
Brown – 6:41.0
Brown – 6:46.9
Harvard – 6:47.5
Harvard – 7:02.3
Brown – 7:26.2
Brown – 6:56.6
Harvard – 6:58.1
Brown – 7:34.4
Harvard – 8:08.9