No. 5 Heavyweight Crew Debuts on Charles vs. No. 3 Princeton, MIT

Photo courtesy of Zack Williamson
Photo courtesy of Zack Williamson
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No. 5 Princeton, MIT
Saturday, April 16
Charles River
7 a.m.


Ivy League Digital Network

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 5 Harvard men's heavyweight crew premieres on the Charles River Saturday, hosting No. 3 Princeton and MIT in search of the Compton Cup. The race, which starts at 7:24 a.m. with the fourth varsity eight, will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

7:24 a.m. – 4V
7:48 a.m. – 3V
8:12 a.m. – 2V
8:36 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), Sam Meijer (bow)

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

Fourth Varsity: Madeleine Zabriskie (coxswain), Chase Buchholz (stroke), Travis Anderson (7), James Clarke (6), Carter Dickinson (5), Owen Borges (4), Juri-Mikk Udam (3), Tommy Marshall (2), Jack Lane (bow)

In the Polls
The Crimson sits in a tie at No. 5 in this week's USRowing collegiate poll after defeating Brown a week ago            . Yale holds the No. 1 slot, followed by Washington, Princeton, Cal, and Brown.  

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

Scouting Princeton
Ranked No. 3 in this week's USRowing poll, Princeton won their seventh-straight Childs Cup over Penn and Columbia last Saturday morning on Overpeck Creek to improve to 4-0 on the season. The Tigers clocked a time of 5:56.3 for an open water win over the Quakers. Head coach Greg Hughes begins his seventh season with the Tigers' heavyweight squad after serving as the lightweight coach for three seasons. Last season, Princeton went 8-1 and medaled in the grand finals at both Sprints and IRAs.

Scouting MIT
A week ago, the Engineers took home the Donahue Cup on Lake Quinsigamond with wins over Williams, WPI and the University of Rochester for the second-straight year. Tony Kilbridge, a 1982 Harvard graduate, is in his 10th year as MIT's director of rowing and heavyweight coach.

The Compton Cup
Dating back to 1933, Harvard owns 62 Compton Cup wins over Princeton and MIT. Princeton has 15 victories, including last year, and MIT's only first-place finish was in 1962. The Crimson is looking to earn its 12th Compton Cup over the last 14 seasons. The cup was the gift of the Study Body of MIT to the varsity heavyweight crews of Harvard, Princeton and MIT.

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
The Crimson continues its home stand next weekend with Penn and Navy. Harvard will be looking for its 18th-straight Adams Cup.