No. 1 Harvard Lightweight Crew Rows for Biglin Bowl Saturday at Dartmouth
Harvard novices are pictured rowing in the Green Monster, the lightweight crew's last outing in Hanover, N.H. (photo Linda Muri).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard lightweight crew will be on the road for its third straight regatta away from the Charles River when it faces Dartmouth and MIT for the Biglin Bowl Saturday, April 13 in Hanover, N.H.
9:00 am – 1F (Harvard 1F & 2F, Dartmouth 1F)
9:20 am – 1V (Harvard, Dartmouth, MIT)
9:40 am – 2V (Harvard, Dartmouth, MIT)
10:00 am – 3V (Harvard, Dartmouth, MIT)
Bow: Stuart Taylor; 2: Matt O'Leary; 3: Nicholas Gates; 4: Austin Meyer; 5: Michael Wales; 6: Florian Mayr; 7: Andrew Campbell; Stroke: Alexander Bonorris; Coxswain: Paul Farber
First Freshmen/Novice Eight
Bow: Cameron Clemence; 2: Zebulon Goodman; 3: Christopher McKenna; 4: Ian Klein; 5: Lucas Farewell; 6: Samuel Frum; 7: Min-Woo Park; Stroke: Jeffrey Rogers; Coxswain: Joshua Blecher-Cohen
Second Freshmen/Novice Eight
Bow: James Golden; 2: Trevor Lutzow; 3: Matthew Seghers; 4: Nick Phillips; 5: Fred Quesada; 6: Mitchel Cole; 7: Lev Ratnofsky; Stroke: Matt Kozlowski; Coxswain: Chris Xu
The best place to watch the racing is from the Chieftain Inn. However, there is no parking available at the Chieftain. Instead, spectators can park at the Rugby Clubhouse (9 Reservoir Rd, Hanover, N.H.) and Dartmouth will provide shuttle service to and from the Rugby Clubhouse to the Chieftain throughout racing. There is ample parking space at the boathouse after races for any friends and family to stop by.
Boathouse Directions - Friends of Dartmouth Rowing Boathouse, Tuck Dr, Hanover, N.H.
Take exit 13 off of 91 north. Turn right at the light at the end of the off-ramp onto Vermont 10A E. Make the first left after crossing the bridge onto Tuck Dr. Drive through the gate and immediately turn left into the gravel parking lot. Stay left at the fork in the gravel parking lot. Parking areas for the trailers will be indicated.
In the Rankings
Harvard earned the top spot in the USRowing Collegiate poll by receiving nine of ten first-place votes. Yale took the other vote and came in second, as Ivy League crews made up the top seven spots. Cornell, Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth and Penn make up No. 3-7.
Related Link: Complete USRowing Rankings
Last Time Out
Harvard's varsity eight won two races last weekend. The Crimson knocked off Penn and Cornell April 6 in Philadelphia, Pa., before moving to Princeton, N.J., where the group breezed past Georgetown by 14 seconds.
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Related Link: Four Races Go To Harvard Lightweight Crew Versus Georgetown
No. 6 Dartmouth (Crew Page)
The Big Green's first varsity beat Delaware by three seconds and Fordham by 17.5 to start the spring season last Saturday. The race was 1,900 meters long at the GMS Rowing Center in New Milford, Conn. In the remaining three races of the regatta, the second varsity, first varsity four and freshman eight, Delaware clipped Dartmouth's entry. Delaware is a common opponent of the Crimson, as Harvard won its opener over the Blue Hens, 6:08.4 to 6:24.9, on the Charles River March 30.
No. 9 MIT (Crew Page)
MIT has raced three times this spring with a loss to Penn (March 30), a win over Delaware (March 30) and a second-place finish between Yale and Georgetown (April 6). MIT has topped two of the same opponents as Harvard, as its top crew has outpaced Delaware and Georgetown this season. In its toughest test of the season, MIT fell to No. 2 Yale, 5:35.99 to 5:45.17, last weekend in New Haven, Conn., for the Joy Cup.
Biglin Bowl History
Harvard has dominated the history of the Biglin Bowl with 49 all-time victories against Dartmouth's four and MIT's five. The Crimson has won the last four trophies, including a 4.2 second victory over Dartmouth last year, and eight of the last ten. MIT won the first matchup in 1955 but has not won the bowl since 1983. Dartmouth's last first-place finish was in 2008.
Related Link: Complete Biglin Bowl Results
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In the Fall
The Crimson captured its first win in the Head of the Charles lightweight eights event since 1975 and sixth overall victory in the race Oct. 21 in Boston. The first-place finish gave Harvard its 41st overall medal, which later became 42 after the Radcliffe lightweight's victory, in the history of the Head of the Charles. Harvard's boat rowed the three-mile Charles River route in 14:35.71, well ahead of its closest competitor. USRowing, which placed second, was nearly 12 seconds off Harvard's pace and Princeton was a distant third in 14:58.24. Yale was fifth at 14:59.70
Related Link: Lightweight Crew Takes Eights Event at Head of the Charles for First Time Since 1975
Harvard completed a perfect collegiate season with the program's eighth national championship in 2012, winning the grand final in course-record time at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships. The Crimson held off Dartmouth by nearly a second and blew away the IRA men's lightweight course record by three seconds with a time of 5:33.059 to put the perfect finish on a collegiate campaign that included a 9-0 dual record, Eastern and Ivy League championships and a course record at Princeton.
The Crimson makes its second appearance on the Charles April 20 when Navy visits Cambridge. GoCrimson.com will provide live video coverage of the event for free. For more information on the free stream, click here.