No. 1 Cornell, No. 4 Penn
No. 3 Columbia, No 9 Georgetown
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 8 Harvard lightweight crew team splits the weekend, heading to Philadelphia to race No. 1 Cornell and No. 4 Penn Saturday morning for the Matthew-Leonards Cups, before traveling up the coast to Leonia, New Jersey to finish the day against No. 3 Columbia and No. 9 Georgetown.
Harvard-Penn-Cornell Schedule (Schuylkill River in Philadelphia)
9:30 a.m. – 5V4+
9:50 a.m. – 4V8
10:10 a.m. – 3V8
10:30 a.m. – 2V8
10:50 a.m. – 1V8
Harvard-Columbia-Georgetown Schedule (Overpeck Park in Leonia, N.J.)
5 p.m. – 5V4+
5:20 p.m. – 3V8, 4V8
5:40 p.m. – 2V8
6 p.m. – 1V8
Second Varsity Eight
Charlie Zhang (coxswain), Andrew Sterne (stroke), Andrew Wilkins (7), Chris Wales (6), Matt Podlesak (5), Eryk Dobrushkin (4), Spencer Kaplan (3), Chris Skokowski (2), Rob Lowe (bow)
Third Varsity Eight
Jack Stone (coxswain), Aidan Crawford (stroke), Luke Farewell (7), Oliver Hansen (6), Ian Meyer (5), Nick Kochanek (4), Seb Schwartz (3), Brady Stevens (2), Josh Kuppersmith (bow)
Fourth Varsity Eight
Mary Yeh (coxswain), Zach Altshuler (stroke), Noah Burhance (7), Dillon Dunteman (6), Isaac Walker (5), Pat Anderson (4), Michael Yuan (3), Tom Spiers (2), Mike Genovesi (bow)
Fifth Varsity Four A
Cat Li (coxswain), Wes Fabyan (stroke), Chris Jarrett (3), Eric Rodrigo (2), Reed McMurchy (bow)
Fifth Varsity Four B
JV Cox (coxswain), David Gonzales (stroke), Nate Dempsey (3), Liam Daily (2), Al Muzaurieta (bow)
Harvard finished sixth at the IRA National Championships and won the petite final at Eastern Sprints a year ago.
The Crimson holds the all-time lead against Cornell and Penn 17-9-1 in a series that dates back to 1987. The Big Red has won each of the last three meetings after the Crimson took five-straight from 2009-2013.
The Crimson leads the all-time series against the Hoyas by a 13-3 margin, winning each of the last eight meetings. The two teams first met in 1967 (a Harvard win), but took a 33-year hiatus until the Crimson again defeated the Hoyas in 2000.
After defeating the Lions last year in the first dual meeting between the schools since 2009, Harvard leads the all-time series 21-3.
The Big Red, who are also opening their season this weekend, placed fifth at last year's IRAs and fourth at Easterns.
The Quakers are coming off a fourth-place finish at the 2016 IRA National Championships. Penn also earned fifth at the EARC Sprints. Saturday's race marks the first for the Quakers this spring.
The Hoyas, who dropped races to Princeton and Delaware last week, took third at last year's petite final at Easterns.
The Lions fell to Princeton in its opening action last weekend. Columbia won last year's IRA national title and earned the silver medal at EARC Sprints.
In the Launch
Billy Boyce is in his first season as the Friends of Harvard Lightweight Rowing Coach for Men's Lightweight Crew. Boyce had spent the last five seasons as an assistant coach with the Crimson's men's staff.
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Harvard will host Dartmouth and MIT in the Biglin Bowl on Saturday, April 15. The races will be shown live on the Ivy League Digital Network.