No. 4 Lightweight Crew Set for No. 8 Navy, No. 11 Georgetown
The Crimson will take on Navy before racing against Georgetown in Princeton, N.J. (OAC).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 4 Harvard lightweight crew will race twice this weekend, visiting No. 8 Navy Saturday, April 19 on the Severn River and facing No. 11 Georgetown Sunday, April 20 in Princeton, N.J.
Bow: Lucas Farewell; 2: Nico Astrup Wiik; 3: Jack Kelly; 4: Thomas Marshall; 5: Alexander Newell; 6: Samuel Frum; 7: Andrew Campbell; Stroke: Alexander Bonorris; Coxswain: Shane Bouchard
Bow: Edward McKlveen; 2: Mitchel Cole; 3: Connor Mangan; 4: Ian Klein; 5: James Groeneveld; 6: Robert Hawthorne; 7: Christopher Magnani; Stroke: Eli Leavitt; Coxswain: Chris Xu
Bow: Lev Ratnofsky; 2: Ross Svenson; 3: Christopher McKenna; 4: Nelson Arnous; 5: Cameron Heron; 6: Matthew Pawlowski; 7: Stefan Skalbania; Stroke: Nicholas Phillips; Coxswain: Alex Spencer
Bow: Mark Steinbrick; 2: Patrick Anderson; 3: Christopher Wales; 4: Kalvis Hornburg; 5: Ian Meyer; 6: Thomas Gill; 7: Matthew Podlesak; Stroke: Emanuel Ritschard; Coxswain: James Dreben
Bow: Alexander Keane; 2: Timothy King; 3: Michael Kikukawa; 4: Samir Durrani; 5: Michael Savarese; 6: Michael Casciotti; 7: Johann Colloredo-Mansfeld; Stroke: Eric Rodrigo; Coxswain: Brett Beibelberg
Last Time Out
The Harvard lightweight crew outpaced MIT and Dartmouth by open water last Saturday to take home its sixth-straight Biglin Bowl. The Crimson crossed in 6:18.0 to take home its 51st trophy in the series with the Engineers and Big Green.
In the Polls
Harvard remains at No. 4 in the USRowing poll this week, as Ivy League teams make up the first five spots. The Crimson is inching towards No. 3 Yale with 188 points, as Cornell and Columbia rank 1-2. Princeton ranks fifth overall. The Crimson opened the season at No. 1.
The Haines Cup
Harvard owns five-consecutive wins in the Haines Cup series with Navy, owning an all-time record of 40-7 in an event that started in 1958. Navy last won in 2008. The Crimson took three of four races from the Mids in challenging conditions a season ago.
The Midshipmen faced Georgetown a week ago in their first home race of the season, taking home the Forster Cup with a V8 win of nearly five seconds. In his first season, head coach Shawn Bagnall spent the previous three years as an assistant with Syracuse, working primarily with the freshman boats.
The Hoyas lost the Forster Cup to Navy a week ago and will face Penn and Princeton Saturday. Head coach Giuseppe Lanzone, in his first year with the lights, competed in the 2012 London Olympics, finishing fourth in the Men's 8+. Harvard and GU have met 13 times, starting in 1967, with the Crimson owning a 10-3 all-time record.
In the Launch
Michiel Bartman, with the Radcliffe lightweight crew team for the last two years, moved across the river on Sept 7, when he was announced as the Friends of Harvard Lightweight Rowing Coach for Men's Lightweight Crew. An Olympic champion, a three-time Olympic medalist and a 15-year coaching veteran, Bartman improved the Black and White's performance in each of his first two seasons.
Harvard completed its second-straight perfect collegiate season with the program's ninth national championship in 2013. The Crimson also won the lightweight four race for a sweep of the two lightweight events at the regatta. Harvard held off a surging Yale boat to finish the course in 5:54.221, just over one second ahead of the Bulldogs.
The Crimson returns home next weekend to host Yale and Princeton in search of its fifth-straight Goldthwait Cup. The race will be the final regular season competition and can be watched live on the Ivy League Digital Network.