Heavyweight Crew Opens 149th Season at Cornell

Heavyweight Crew Opens 149th Season at Cornell

Harvard heavies travel to Ithaca, N.Y. for the first race of the season (photo courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Opening its 149th season of competition, Harvard heavyweight crew heads to Cornell Saturday, April 5. Racing will start at 8:40 a.m. on the Cayuga Inlet.

Racing Schedule
8:40     3V
9:11     1F
9:42     1V
10:14   2V
10:51   4V 

First Varsity
Bow: Jay Ditmarsch; 2: Rory Glover; 3: Peter Scholle; 4: Max Meyer Bosse; 5: Vince Breet; 6: James Medway; 7: Charlie Risbey; 8: Andy Holmes; Coxswain: Will Hakim 

Second Varsity
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

Third Varsity
Bow: Alex Uruchurtu; 2: Nick Jaroszewicz; 3: Eric Slater; 4: James Green; 5: Stefano Belfiore; 6: Achim Harzheim; 7: Jon Young; 8: JP Hogan; Coxswain Jack Smith

Fourth Varsity
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

First Freshman
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 

No. 1
Harvard heavies scored a total of 199 points, including nine of 10 first-place votes, to hold the No. 1 spot in the USRowing preseason poll. Northeastern ranked No. 2 with 175 points. California, Princeton and Yale rounded out the top five. 

In the Launch
Charley Butt, the Bolles-Parker Head Coach for Harvard Men's Heavyweight Crew, begins his 29th season with the Harvard rowing program and first with the heavyweight men in 2013-14. The ninth coach in Harvard heavyweight crew history, Butt becomes just the fourth coach to lead the Crimson since 1946. 

Last Season
Harvard secured a silver medal at the IRA national championship regatta a year ago, wrapping the season with a decisive victory over Yale and taking home The Visitors' Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta. 

Scouting Cornell
Led by Todd Kennett in his sixth season with the Big Red, Cornell finished 11th at the IRA Championships a year ago. The Big Red returns four members of the 2013 varsity eight, led by Christopher Schang. 

Up Next
Harvard continues on the road, heading to Brown for an opportunity to take home the Stein Cup for the fourth-straight year.