ITHACA, N.Y. – Winning three of five races, No. 1 Harvard heavyweight crew bested Cornell Saturday morning at the Cayuga Inlet in the opening event of the season. The first varsity, second varsity and novice eight all outpaced the Big Red boats with a direct tail wind in the first 1000m, shifting to a variable swirling wind in the last 1000m.
With fair racing across all lanes and a slight tail current, the first varsity – comprised of Jay Ditmarsh (bow), Rory Glover, Peter Scholle, Max Meyer Bosse, Vince Breet, James Medway, Charlie Risbie, stroke Andy Holmes and cox Will Hakim – finished the 2K race in 5:37.4, topping Cornell by nearly a boat length.
The second varsity also notched a win, taking the race by open water. The Crimson crossed the finish line in 5:47.1, as Cornell came in at 5:53.6.
Cornell tallied a pair of wins with the third and fourth varsity boats. The Big Red 3V came in at 5:57.5, while the Crimson followed up at 6:02.2. Harvard was outpaced by nearly four seconds in the 4V race, as Cornell finished in 6:101.7 and Harvard posted a time of 6:14.0.
The Crimson novice eight won by a 8.8 second margin, clocking a time of 5:49.1. Cornell crossed in 5:57.9.
Harvard will continue on the road, heading to Brown next weekend in pursuit of the Stein Cup.
Bow: Jay Ditmarsh; 2: Rory Glover; 3: Peter Scholle; 4: Max Meyer Bosse; 5: Vince Breet; 6: James Medway; 7: Charlie Risbie; 8: Andy Holmes; Coxswain: Will Hakim
Bow: James Croxford; 2: Craig Slater; 3: Andrew Reed; 4: Andrew Emmet; 5: Adam Janes; 6: Ben Lynton; 7: Josh Bernstein; 8: Greg Edwards; Coxswain: Brittanie Maxwell
Bow: Alex Urchurtu; 2: Nick Jaroszewicz; 3: Eric Slater; 4: James Green; 5: Stefano Belfiorie; 6: Achim Harzheim; 7: Jon Young; 8: JP Hogan; Coxswain Jack Smith
Bow: Aurelio Muzaurieta; 2: Eli Davey; 3: Nick Gavin; 4: Pat Dowling; 5: James Bollinger; 6: Peter Lehner; 7: Rob Ledniczky; 8: Rob Rasmussen; Coxswain: Jessi Izhakoff
Bow: Ross Jarvis; 2: Sean Vedrinelle; 3: Morgan Bean; 4: Juri-Mikk Udam; 5: James Johnston; 6: Henry Kennelly; 7: Matt Carter; 8: Chase Buchholz; Coxswain: Joel Bateman
Harvard - 5:37.4
Cornell - 5:40.1
Second Varsity 8:
Harvard - 5:47.1
Cornell - 5:53.6
Third Varsity 8:
Cornell - 5:57.5
Harvard - 6:02.2
Cornell - 6:10.7
Harvard - 6:14.0
Harvard - 5:49.1
Cornell - 5:57.9