Harvard Heavyweight Crew Closes Home Dual Season Against Northeastern

The Harvard freshman squad will race the Huskies in two races Saturday.
The Harvard freshman squad will race the Huskies in two races Saturday.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Harvard heavyweight crew races neighboring Northeastern for the Smith Cup Saturday morning on the Charles River Basin in the final dual race before Eastern Sprints.

Watch From Home
Free live video from all of Saturday's races will be streamed on GoCrimson.com, weather permitting. Click here and then choose the "Live Events" tab to view the live feed once racing is underway.

Harvard/Radcliffe Racing Schedule
7:24 a.m. – Men's lightweight second freshman eight    
7:36 – Men's heavyweight freshman four                           
7:48 – Men's lightweight third varsity eight                         
8:00 – Men's heavyweight freshman eight/fourth varsity eight                    
8:12 – Men's lightweight freshman eight
8:24 – Men's heavyweight second varsity eight/third varsity eight
8:36 – Men's lightweight second varsity eight
8:48 – Men's heavyweight varsity eight
9:00 – Women's heavyweight varsity eight
9:12 – Men's lightweight varsity eight                   
9:24 – Women's heavyweight second varsity eight                          
9:36 – Women's lightweight varsity eight                             
9:48 – Women's heavyweight varsity four A
10:00 – Women's lightweight second varsity eight
10:24 – Women's lightweight varsity four
10:36 – Women's heavyweight third varsity eight/fourth varsity eight

Probable Lineups
Varsity Eight
Cox: Chris Kingston, 8: Patrick Lapage, 7: Jason Phillips, 6: Nick Jordan, 5: Matthew Edstein,  4: Anthony Locke, 3: Michael DiSanto, 2: Josh Hicks, 1: James O'Connor

Second Varsity Eight
Cox: David Fuller, 8: Peter Scholle, 7: Justin Mundt, 6: Benjamin French, 5: Elihu Reynolds, 4: Phil Matthews, 3: David Wakulich, 2: Parker Washburn, 1: JP Hogan

Third Varsity Eight
Cox: Alex Sopko, 8: Jack Morrissey, 7: Conner Griffith, 6: Mihailo Malowany, 5: Alex Soutter, 4: Alex Macintosh, 3: Andrew Hamm, 2: Andrew Stein, 1: David Paresky

Fourth Varsity Eight
Cox: Colby Wilkason, 8: Matt Vincent, 7: Eli Shikaloff, 6: William Polachek, 5: Nolan Pollock, 4: Nigel Munoz, 3: Andrew Safir, 2: Edward Winters Ronaldson, 1: Tom Hanson

Freshman Eight
Cox: William Hakim, 8: Andrew Holmes, 7: Jake Sobstyl, 6: Caspar Jopling, 5: Gregory Edwards, 4: Max Monfared, 3: Andrew Reed, 2: Ben Lynton, 1: Jamie Law-Smith

Freshman Four
Cox: Brittanie Maxwell, 4: Patrick Duffy, 3: Nick Jaroszewicz, 2, Daniel Ranard, 1: Patrick Galvin

The Course
The 2,000-meter course for Harvard and Radcliffe's home races begins in the Charles River Basin, roughly 100 meters upstream from the Longfellow Bridge and continues upstream until to the finish line just downstream of the Hyatt Regency Cambridge. Popular spectator viewing areas include the finish line in front of the Hyatt and the Harvard Bridge (Massachusetts Avenue) at the course's midpoint.

Last Weekend
Harvard took five races and the Adams Cup from Navy and Penn. The Crimson varsity finished four seconds ahead of the runner-up Midshipmen to claim the trophy for the 12th straight year. The fourth varsity eight beat Navy by two seconds, while the second varsity, third varsity and freshman eights all won by six seconds or more.

Harvard has entered boats in 18 races within its four regattas this spring and has won each of those events. The Crimson last lost a dual event in last year's Adams Cup regatta on the Charles River, when Navy's second freshman eight finished first. Harvard has won 25 straight events within its dual regattas since then.

The Crimson varsity eight has defeated 11 straight dual opponents and 26 of its last 27. The Harvard freshman eight has defeated 33 consecutive dual opponents since falling to Yale to close the 2006 season.

History Lesson
The Harvard varsity built an open-water lead in the second 500 meters and went on to a six-second win against Northeastern last season. It was the Crimson's 19th win, and 13th straight, in the 22-year history of the Smith Cup. Harvard's second varsity and freshman eights were victorious in the other two races of the morning.