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Navy, Penn Next Up for Harvard Heavyweight Crew

The Harvard heavyweight crew goes back on the road Saturday, visiting Navy to race the host Midshipmen and Penn Quakers for the Adams Cup.

The Adams Cup regatta will run alongside the Haines Cup racing, featuring the Harvard lightweight crew and Navy. The Crimson's fourth varsity/third freshman eight, meanwhile, will race at home against the Holy Cross varsity at 9:42 a.m.

Adams Cup/Haines Cup Schedule
6:45 a.m. - Heavyweight varsity eight
7 a.m. – Lightweight varsity eight
7:15 a.m. – Heavyweight second varsity eight
7:30 a.m. – Lightweight second varsity eight
7:45 a.m. – Heavyweight freshman eight
8 a.m. – Lightweight freshman eight
8:15 a.m. –  Heavyweight third varsity eight
8:30 a.m. –  Lightweight third varsity eight
8:45 a.m. – Heavyweight second freshman eight
9:00 a.m. – Lightweight second freshman eight

Last Time Out
Harvard (4-0) swept four events from Princeton and MIT, including the varsity eight race for the Compton Cup, and another from Brown Saturday morning on the Charles River. The varsity eight pulled away to a 6.7-second victory, its 10th in the last 11 years against the Tigers and Engineers. Click here to view video of the varsity race.

Last Season
The Crimson swept five races from Navy and Penn on Philadelphia's Schuylkill River. Harvard's winning varsity time of 5:31.5 was 3.6 seconds faster than the Midshipmen and 15 ahead of the host Quakers.

History Lesson
Harvard has won each of the last 12 races for the Adams Cup and boasts 49 wins in the cup series. Penn has captured the trophy 14 times, and Navy has 13 Adams wins.

Streaking
Last week's wins against Princeton and MIT stretched Harvard's streak of dual opponents defeated to 17. The Crimson's varsity, second varsity and freshman eights are a combined 11-0 this season and 32-0 the last two seasons.

Scouting the Opposition
The Navy varsity (5-0) has won each of its dual regattas since placing third—6.2 seconds behind champion Harvard—at the San Diego Crew Classic. The Mids won each of three head-to-head matchups at the George Washington Invitational before downing Cornell and Syracuse for the Goes Trophy last week.

Penn (2-5) has defeated Columbia and George Washington this season. The Quakers are coming off a third-place performance in the Blackwell Cup race, finishing 2.7 seconds behind runner-up Columbia and 9.1 seconds back of winner Yale.

Probable Lineups
Varsity Eight
Cox: David Fuller, 8: Patrick Lapage, 7: Michael DiSanto, 6: Sam O'Connor, 5: Parker Washburn, 4: Caspar Jopling, 3: Josh Hicks, 2: Andrew Holmes, 1: James O'Connor

Third Varsity Eight
Cox: William Hakim, 8: Matthew Vincent, 7: Justin Mundt, 6: Jamie Law-Smith, 5: Nolan Pollock, 4: Alex Macintosh, 3: David Paresky, 2: Andrew Stein, 1: Andrew Hamm

Freshman Eight
Cox: Jack Smith, 8: Charles Risbey, 7: James Medway, 6: Ed Rippon, 5: Andrew Emmett, 4: Josh Bernstein, 3: Max Meyer-Bosse, 2: Alexander Uruchurtu, 1: Lachlan Hanbury-Brown