No. 6 Heavyweight Crew Continues Road Swing to No. 5 Brown

Photo courtesy of OAC
Photo courtesy of OAC


Start Time

No. 5 Brown
Saturday, April 9
Seekonk River
9:15 a.m.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 6 Harvard men's heavyweight crew continues its road swing this weekend with a trip to Providence, Rhode Island to take on Brown Saturday, April 9. The fourth varsity race will begin the day at 9:15 a.m. with the varsity eight set to launch at 10:15 a.m.  

9:15 a.m. – 4V
9:35 a.m. – 3V
9:55 a.m. – 2V
10:15 a.m. – V8

Varsity Eight: Cole Durbin (coxswain), Conor Harrity (stroke), James Croxford (7), James Johnston (6), Ross Jarvis (5), Jack Kelley (4), Sean Vedrinelle (3), Sam Hardy (2), Arthur Doyle (bow) 

Second Varsity: Jacqueline Goodman (coxswain), Liam Corrigan (stroke), Travis Taaffe (7), Alexander Richards (6), Lars Lorch (5), Henry Kennelly (4), Achim Harzheim (3), Adam Janes (2), Max Ferguson (bow)

Third Varsity: Jennifer Kunes (coxswain), Dom Glover (stroke), Sam Meijer (7), Ryan Rasmussen (6), Pat Dowling (5), David Fleming (4), Ben Strathmore (3), James Clarke (2), James Green (bow)

Fourth Varsity: Madeleine Zabriskie (coxswain), Chase Buchholz (stroke), Phil Bates (7), Curtis McLeod (6), Travis Anderson (5), Owen Borges (4), Stefano Belfiore (3), Ty Gill (2), Carter Dickinson (bow)

Fifth Varsity Four: Jacob Russell (coxswain), Jack Lane (4), Michael Yuan (3), Chris Fenaroli (2), Thomas Hlebowicz (1)

In the Polls
The Crimson sits at No. 6 in this week's USRowing collegiate poll after beginning the year in the No. 5 spot. Yale holds the No. 1 slot, followed by Washington, Princeton, Cal, and Brown.  

March 24


March 30


April 7


Last Year
Harvard went 6-2 last season and finished fifth at both the Eastern Sprints and IRA National Championships.

Scouting Brown
The Bears own a 1-2 record after defeating BU, but falling at two of the top teams in the nation, Yale and Washington. Head coach Paul Cooke has been at the helm of Brown since 2002, leading the crew to a fourth-place finish a year ago at the IRA National Championships.

The Stein Cup
Dating back to 1965, Harvard holds a 42-9 lead over Brown in Stein Cup races, including five-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, Massachusetts.

In the Launch
Charley Butt, the Bolles-Parker Head Coach for Harvard Men's Heavyweight Crew, is in the midst of his 31st season with the Harvard rowing program and third with the heavyweight men in 2015-16.

Up Next
Harvard opens a three-week stint on the Charles River with Princeton and MIT next Saturday. The Crimson will be in search of the Compton Cup live on the Ivy League Digital Network.