No. 4 Men's Heavyweight Crew Looks to Reclaim Rowe Cup at Eastern Sprints

Opponent
Date

Venue
Start Time
Stream

Eastern Sprints
Sunday, May 14
Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester
8:20 a.m.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 4 Harvard heavyweights will look to reclaim the Rowe Cup at the 2017 EARC Sprints, held at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts Sunday, May 14.

Seeding and live results can be found here, while fans can watch live here.

Schedule
8 a.m. – Fourth Varsity Eight – Heat 1
8:40 a.m. – Third Varsity Eight – Heat 1
9:24 a.m. – First Varsity Eight – Heat 2
10:24 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight – Heat 2
1:12 p.m. -- Fifth Varsity Eight -- Grand Final

Boatings
Varsity Eight: Cole Durbin (coxswain), Liam Corrigan (stroke), Lars Lorch (7), Vincent Breet (6), James Johnston (5), Alexander Richards (4), Conor Harrity (3), Arthur Doyle (2), David Ambler (bow) 

Second Varsity Eight: Jennie Kunes (coxswain), Ross Jarvis (stroke), Travis Taaffe (7), Pieter Quinton (6), Sam Hardy (5), Sam Meijer (4), Chase Bucholz (3), Jack Kelley (2), James Clarke (bow)

Third Varsity Eight: Maddie Zabriskie (coxswain), Dom Glover (stroke), Juri-Mikk Udam, (7), Henry Kennelly (6), Benjamin Cohen (5), David Fleming (4), Max Ferguson (3), Ryan Rasmussen (2), Ben Strathmore (bow)

Fourth Varsity Eight: Nick Yan (coxswain), Anthony Kenny (stroke), Philip Bates (7), Nicholas Plaut (6), Andre Dempsey (5), Jack Richards (4), Max Mezger (3), Andrew Morley (2), Jack Luby (bow) 

Fifth Varsity: Jacob Russell (coxswain), Blake Patterson (stroke), Niels Laurberg (7), Henry Lynch (6), Travis Anderson Stehlin (5), Bryce Anderson (4), Miles Neumann  (3), Eric Anderson (2), Thomas Hlebowicz (bow)

In the Polls
The Crimson sits at No. 4 in last week's USRowing Collegiate Poll.

 

Week

Rank

March 30

4

April 6

6

April 13

5

April 20

3

April 27

4

May 5

4

May 11

4

 

Last Time Out
Harvard swept all three races against Northeastern to capture the Smith Cup for the 20th-consecutive season.

Harry Parker Cup
Starting in 2014,, the winner of the varsity eight race at Eastern Sprints will be awarded the Harry Parker Cup, a trophy picked out by the legendary Harvard coach and donated by the Friends of Harvard and Radcliffe Rowing. Fittingly, the Crimson took home the inaugural Harry Parker Cup. 

Seedings
The Crimson varsity eight enters the weekend seeded second behind Yale. The second varsity is also seeded No. 2 to Yale, while the third and fourth varsity eight have the top seeds. The fifth varsity eight is seeded fifth.

Rowe Cup Titles (34) - 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1959, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Heavyweight History
Harvard has swept the three major heavyweight divisions at Eastern Sprints six times (1945, '65, '85, '90, 2004, '11). Only four other times has one school swept all three races: 1952 (Navy), '79 (Yale), '94 (Brown) and 2009 (Brown). Harvard has won two of the three races on 16 occasions. The Crimson has advanced to the varsity grand final in 66 of the 70 years racing at Sprints. Harvard has won five of the six major events six times. 

Harvard's Major Heavyweight Sprints Championships
Varsity eight: 1947, '48, '49, '59, '64, '65, '66, '67, '68, '69, '70, '74, '75, '76, '77, '80, '83, '85, '88, '89, '90, 2003, '04, '05, '07, '10, '11, '13, '14  

Second varsity eight: 1947, '49, '64, '65, '66, '69, '72, '73, '74, '75, '78, '85, '86, '90, '93, 2002, '03, '04, '05, '06, '11, '16

Freshman eight: 1949, '50, '55, '58, '63, '65, '67, '72, '76, '80, '83, '84, '85, '86, '90, '99, 2001, '02, '04, '08, '10, '11, '12, '13, '15 

Gold Standard
Only 12 times in the 70-year history of Sprints and seven times since 1957 has Harvard failed to win at least one major grand final. In one of those seasons (1981), the Crimson did not compete due to exams. In two others (heavyweight in 1992, lightweight in 2009), Harvard won a team cup despite not coming away with a gold medal.

In the Launch
Charley Butt, the Bolles-Parker Head Coach for Harvard Men's Heavyweight Crew, begins his 32nd season with the Harvard rowing program and fourth with the heavyweight men in 2017. Butt owns a 27-3 record in duals race as the heavyweight coach.  

Last Year
Harvard went 7-1 last season and placed fourth at the Eastern Sprints and third at the IRA National Championships.  

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Up Next
Harvard will ready for the IRA National Championships, held June 2-4 at Lake Natoma outside of Sacramento, California.