No. 2 Harvard Lights Face No. 10 Dartmouth, No. 11 MIT for Biglin Bowl

No. 2 Harvard Lights Face No. 10 Dartmouth, No. 11 MIT for Biglin Bowl

Upperclassmen Martin Eiermann and Will Newell are joined in the varsity stern four by sophomores Austin Meyer and Tim Moore (from left).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--The second-ranked Harvard lightweight crew seeks its first hardware of the season as it visits Hanover, N.H., to race No. 10 Dartmouth and No. 11 MIT for the Biglin Bowl Saturday morning.

Racing Schedule
9 a.m. ??? Second Freshman Eight
9:20 a.m. ??? Freshman Eight
9:40 a.m. ??? Second/Third Varsity Eights
10 a.m. ??? Varsity Eight

Checking in with Coach Butt
Scroll down for a video interview with Harvard head coach Charley Butt, who discusses the team's progress so far this spring and looks ahead to Saturday's racing and the rest of the season.

Harvard Lineups
Varsity Eight
Cox: Dexter Louie, 8: Tim Moore, 7: Austin Meyer, 6: Will Newell, 5: Martin Eiermann, 4: Billy Hennrikus, 3: Andrew Trott, 2: Jared Dourdeville, 1: James Stewart

Second Varsity Eight
Cox: Lizzy Maybank, 8: Tyler Caldwell, 7: Ben Bayley, 6: Tom Nesel, 5: Sean Duncan, 4: Michael Murray, 3: Benjamin Tuyp, 2: Andrew Corcoran, 1: Michael Silvestri

Third Varsity Eight
Cox: Angela Chang, 8: Jordan Cotton, 7: Gary Pellisier, 6: Matt Gibbons, 5: Christopher Oland, 4: Collin Rees, 3: Martin Wallner, 2: Joshua Foote, 1: Kevin Fiamingo

Freshman Eight
Cox: Paul Farber, 8: Florian Mayr, 7: Erich Schultze, 6: James Groeneveld, 5: Nicholas Gates, 4: Michael Paresky, 3: Tom Foley, 2: Matt O'Leary, 1: Alex Newell

Second Freshman Eight
Cox: Alex Saal, 8: Kevin Connolly, 7: Gabriel Lloyd, 6: Craig Herron, 5: Arturo Villanueva, 4: Chris Henderson, 3: AJ Carvalho, 2: Francisco Triana, 1: Simon Maas

Last Weekend
The Crimson (5-0) defeated four top-10 teams in two regattas separated by one day and more than 300 miles. On Saturday in Ithaca, N.Y., Harvard won four of five races against No. 6 Cornell and No. 8 Penn. The varsity eight won by 11 seconds, while the second varsity eight and both freshman eights registered victories.

Harvard returned home to sweep five races from No. 5 Georgetown and No. 9 Saint Joseph's. The varsity eight beat the second-place Hoyas by 5.7 seconds and finished 32 seconds ahead of the Hawks. The other Crimson boats cruised to wins by more than 11 seconds each.

History Lesson
Harvard finished more than 12 seconds ahead of the rest of the varsity eight field as part of a four-race sweep of the Big Green and Engineers last season on the Charles River. The Dartmouth varsity edged MIT by just six-tenths of a second for second place.

Last season's win was Harvard's 46th in the 55-year history of the Biglin Bowl regatta. MIT won the inaugural race and has captured the trophy four other times since. Dartmouth has four titles and has alternated wins with Harvard over the last four years.

Cambridge, Mass. ??? It was a clean sweep for the Harvard lightweight rowers Saturday morning against Dartmouth and MIT. The second-ranked varsity eight continued to dominate its opponents as it earned a 12.1-second win over the Big Green to bring the Biglin Bowl back to Newell Boathouse.


The varsity eight improved to 6-0 on the season after pulling away from its competition early. The Crimson led by a length before the halfway point and continued to move away as the race continued. MIT made movement on Dartmouth in the second half of the race to pull within a few seats at the finish. Harvard completed the 2,000 meter course in 5:57.4, followed by Dartmouth in 6:09.5 and MIT in 6:10.1.


Harvard's second varsity eight recorded an 8.8-second victory over the Big Green. Like the varsity eight, the 2V led from start to finish and never looked back. The Crimson clocked in at 6:19.3, while Dartmouth recorded a time of 6:28.1.


In the first race of the morning for the Crimson, the freshman eight set the tone for the regatta, with a strong, clean race. Harvard and Dartmouth pulled away from MIT early and then the Crimson continued its push to the finish moving ahead of the Big Green. The Crimson led the entire race en route to a 6:08.8 finish. Dartmouth clocked in at 6:13.5, while MIT rowed a 6:25.0.


The Crimson's second freshman and third freshman finished 1-2 in their race against the Big Green. Harvard easily won the varsity four race, completing the course in 7:08.6. MIT followed in 7:16.2 and Dartmouth finished in 7:37.0 after suffering a crab with 1,400 meters to go. 


The lightweights remain at home for its second and final dual race on the Charles River next Saturday. The Crimson takes on Navy for the Haines Cup beginning at 7:12 a.m.