No. 5 Heavyweight Crew Welcomes No. 12 Navy, No. 13 Penn

Photo courtesy of Zack Williamson
Photo courtesy of Zack Williamson
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No. 12 Navy, No. 13 Penn
Saturday, April 23
Charles River
7:12 a.m.


Ivy League Digital Network

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 5 Harvard men's heavyweight crew continues its home stand on the Charles River Saturday, hosting No. 12 Navy and No. 13 Penn, hoping to retain the Adams Cup. The race, which starts at 7:12 a.m. with the fifth varsity eight, will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

7:12 a.m. – 5V
7:48 a.m. – 4V
8:24 a.m. – 3V
8:48 a.m. – 2V
9:12 a.m. – V8

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

Second Varsity: Jacqueline Goodman (coxswain), Liam Corrigan (stroke), Travis Taaffe (7), Henry Kennelly (6), Lars Lorch (5), Sean Vedrinelle (4), Achim Harzheim (3), Adam Janes (2), Sam Meijer (bow)

Third Varsity: Jennifer Kunes (coxswain), Dom Glover (stroke), Juri Udam (7), Ryan Rasmussen (6), Pat Dowling (5), Tommy Marshall (4), Ben Strathmore (3), Curtis McLeod (2), James Green (bow)

Fourth Varsity: Madeleine Zabriskie (coxswain), Chase Buchholz (stroke), Phil Bates (7), James Clarke (6), Travis Anderson (5), David Fleming (4), Carter Dickinson (3), Ty Gill (2), Jack Lane (bow)

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

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 Navy
Ranked No. 12 in latest USRowing poll, Navy heads to Cambridge after dropping the Goes Trophy to Cornell and Syracuse. Cornell held off a closely-packed field with a time of 5:46.0. Syracuse and Navy completed the course five seconds later, as the Orange clocked in at 5:48.2 and the Mids finished at 5:51.3. Head coach Rob Friedrich is in his fourth season as the head coach at Navy, leading the team to seven-plus wins over the last three years.

Scouting Penn
The Quakers took on No. 1 Yale and No. 18 Columbia a week ago, finishing second to the Elis and ahead of the Lions. For the eighth time over the last 14 Blackwell Cup races, Yale crossed first in 5:26.9, while Penn were nearly two seconds ahead of Columbia. Head coach Geoff Bond, a 1988 graduate of Brown, is in his first season in Philadelphia. Bond was at California from 1996-2009, including a nine-year stint as the associate head coach with the Bears.

The Adams Cup
The crews will compete for the Adams Cup Saturday, which Harvard has won 52 times in 79 tries dating back to 1928. The Crimson has won 17-straight trophies since 1999, when Penn edged the Crimson. Last year, the Crimson finished ahead of the Mids by just three feet to retain the Cup. The Clothier Trophy, given to the team who accumulates the most points for all five races, also came back to Cambridge, as Harvard was ahead of Navy and Penn in all five events.

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 wraps its regular season next weekend on the Charles River against Northeastern with the Smith Cup. The race will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network.