Charles River Racing Concludes with Harvard Heavies Against Northeastern

The Harvard varsity eight is looking to defeat its 20th dual opponent in a row and win the Smith Cup for the 15th straight season. Buy Now
The Harvard varsity eight is looking to defeat its 20th dual opponent in a row and win the Smith Cup for the 15th straight season.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Harvard heavyweight crew wraps up its home schedule against Northeastern as the neighboring varsities race for the Smith Cup Saturday morning on the Charles River.

Racing Schedule
7:30 a.m. – Third/fourth varsity eights (Harvard vs. Boston University)
7:50 a.m. – Freshman fours
8:10 a.m. – Freshman eight
8:30 a.m. – Second varsity eight
8:50 a.m. – Varsity eight

Watch From Home
Live video of the races will be streamed at the Crimson Central video portal.

Last Time Out
The Crimson took four of five races, including the varsity eight race for the Adams Cup, from Penn and host Navy on the Severn River in Annapolis, Md. Harvard led throughout the varsity race, finishing 1.9 seconds ahead of Navy and 12.6 seconds before Penn. The second varsity, freshman and third varsity eights were also victorious.

Last Season
Harvard's varsity and freshman eights both defeated Northeastern, while the Huskies won a freshman four race against Harvard and MIT. The Crimson varsity pulled ahead early and went on to win by 14.7 seconds. Harvard won a tight freshman race by 1.2 seconds.

History Lesson
The Crimson has won 20 of the 23 races for the Smith Cup, including each of the last 14. The trophy is named for Charlie Smith, a boatman at Harvard for 10 years and at Northeastern for five.

Last week's wins stretched Harvard's streak of dual opponents defeated to 19. The Crimson's varsity, second varsity and freshman eights are a combined 17-0 this season and 38-0 the last two seasons.

Scouting the Huskies
Northeastern pulled off a 13.8-second defeat of Oregon State and Holy Cross to highlight a four-race sweep of the Crusaders last weekend on the Charles. The Huskies previously defeated George Washington, Penn, Georgetown and Boston University. Their only loss came to Brown, by 7.9 seconds.

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

Second Varsity Eight
Cox: William Hakim, 8: Peter Scholle, 7: Ben Lynton, 6: Matthew Edstein, 5: Nick Jordan, 4: Parker Washburn, 3: Elihu Reynolds, 2: Jack Morrissey, 1: Justin Mundt

Third Varsity Eight
Cox: Alex Sopko, 8: Jamie Law-Smith, 7: Max Monfared, 6: Mihailo Malowany, 5: Nolan Pollock, 4: Alex Macintosh, 3: David Paresky, 2: Andrew Stein, 1: Andrew Hamm

Fourth Varsity Eight
Cox: Brittanie Maxwell, 8: Matthew Vincent, 7: Eli Shikaloff 6: Andrew Crown, 5: Nick Jaroszewicz, 4: Daniel Ranard, 3: William Polachek, 2: Edward Winters Ronaldson, 1: Patrick Galvin

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

Freshman Four A
Cox: Jessi Izhakoff, 4: Ryan Furey, 3: Daniel Hilhorst, 2: William Locke, 1: Matt Weinstein

Freshman Four B
Cox: Joanie Kim, 4: James Briggs, 3: Owen Prunskis, 2: Jack Freese, 1: Jan-Peter Bockstiegel