No. 6 Men’s Heavyweight Crew Bests No. 5 Brown in Tight V8 Race

Photo courtesy of Zack Williamson
Photo courtesy of Zack Williamson

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The No. 6 Harvard men's heavyweight crew varsity eight bested No. 5 Brown by two seats Saturday morning on the Seekonk River. 

It was a close day of racing for all crews, as the Crimson earned the Stein Cup for the sixth-straight year. The conditions were fair, with a incoming tide and a light tailwind, changing to a light headwind during the varsity event. Harvard boasts a 43-9 all-time lead over the Bears with the win today.

The Crimson V8 clocked a time of 5:35.8 to finish 0.6 of a second ahead of the Bears.

The second varsity boat defeated Brown by just over three seconds. Harvard crossed in 5:41.8, while Brown was a length behind in 5:44.7. The third varsity race went to Brown, who finished three seats ahead of the Crimson with a time of 5:47.3. The Crimson stopped the clock at 5:48.2.

Harvard got the best of the Bears in the fourth varsity event, posting a length victory with a time of 6:04.6.

Brown wrapped the day with an open water win over Harvard in the varsity four race. The Bears posted a time of 6:56.5.

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.  

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)
Harvard  5:35.8
Brown    5:36.4

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)
Harvard   5:41.4
Brown     5:44.7

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)
Brown     5:47.3
Harvard   5:48.2

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)
Harvard   6:04.6
Brown     6:07.1

Fifth Varsity Four: Jacob Russell (coxswain), Jack Lane (4), Michael Yuan (3), Chris Fenaroli (2), Thomas Hlebowicz (1)
Brown     6:56.5
Harvard   7:04.6