No. 1 Heavyweight Crew Looks for Fourth-Straight Stein Cup at Brown

Photo courtesy of Harvard Athletics
Photo courtesy of Harvard Athletics

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Continuing on the road, No. 1 Harvard heavyweight crew heads to Brown Saturday, April 12 for six races on the Seekonk River. The Crimson and Bears will compete with the Stein Cup on the line. The second freshman boat will start at 5:20 p.m.

Racing Schedule
5:20 p.m. 2F8
5:50 p.m. 3V8
6:10 p.m. 4V8
6:30 p.m. 1F8
6:50 p.m. 2V8
7:10 p.m. V8 

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

Second Varsity
Bow: James Croxford; 2: Craig Slater; 3: Jay Ditmarsch; 4: Andrew Emmett; 5: Adam Janes; 6: Ben Lynton; 7: Josh Bernstein; 8: Greg Edwards; Coxswain: Brittanie Maxwell 

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

Fourth Varsity
Bow: Aurelio Muzaurieta; 2: Phil Bates; 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 

Second Freshman

No. 1
Harvard heavies remain atop the USRowing poll with a total of 279 points, including five first-place votes. The Crimson started the season at No. 1 and held for the second-straight week. California sits at the No. 2 position, followed by Washington, Princeton and Yale. 

Scouting Brown
The Bears fell just short at No. 3 Washington a week ago, as the varsity eight dropped a close decision to the defending national champions. The Huskies crossed in 5:37.8, while a late surge from Brown would not be enough (5:43.9). 

The Stein Cup
Dating back to 1965, Harvard holds a 40-9 lead over Brown in Stein Cup races, including three-straight victories. The Crimson owns a 7-3 advantage over the last 10 meetings. Harvard won the first 19 cups, as well as the seven documented meetings between the schools before the introduction of the trophy, before Brown finally took a race in 1984. Four of those races occurred in the 19th century, beginning with an 1859 race on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. 

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. 

Up Next
Harvard will open its home campaign next weekend against Princeton and MIT. The Crimson is vying for its 62nd Compton Cup and eighth-straight varsity eight win.