No. 5 Harvard Heavyweights Travel South to Race No. 4 Princeton in Compton Cup Saturday


Start Time

No. 4 Princeton
Saturday, April 15
Lake Carnegie, Princeton, N.J.
9 a.m.
Ivy League Digital Network

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 5 Harvard heavyweight crew will look to end a two-year stretch of success by No. 4 Princeton at the Compton Cup Saturday. The Crimson and Tigers will meet in the event scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Lake Carnegie in Princeton, New Jersey.

The race will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network. 

9 a.m. – 5V8+
9:15 a.m. – 4V8+
9:30 a.m. – 3V8+
9:45 a.m. – 2V8+
10 a.m. – V8+

Varsity Eight: Cole Durbin (coxswain), Liam Corrigan (stroke), Lars Lorch (7), Vincent Breet (6), James Johnston (5), Alexander Richards (4), Sam Hardy (3), Arthur Doyle (2), David Ambler (bow)

Second Varsity Eight: Jennie Kunes (coxswain), Ross Jarvis (stroke), Travis Taaffe (7), Pieter Quinton (6), Conor Harrity (5), James Clarke (4), Sam Meijer (3), Chase Buchholz (2), Jack Kelley (bow)

Third Varsity Eight: Maddie Zabriskie (coxswain), Dom Glover (stroke), Juri-Mikk Udam, (7), Henry Kennelly (6), Benjamin Cohen (5), David Fleming (4), Max Ferguson (3), Ryan Rasmussen (2), Ben Strathmore (bow)

Fourth Varsity Eight: Nick Yan (coxswain), Anthony Kenny (stroke), Max Mezger (7), Nicholas Plaut (6), Andre Dempsey (5), Andrew Morley (4), Phil Bates (3), Jack Richards (2), Jack Luby (bow) 

Fifth Varsity: Jacob Russell (coxswain), David Orner (stroke), Niels Laurberg (7), Blake Patterson (6), Travis Anderson, (5), Henry Lynch (4), Miles Neumann (3), Bryce Anderson (2), Thomas Hlebowicz (bow)

In the Polls
The Crimson sis at No. 5 in this week's USRowing Collegiate Poll.



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Last Year
Harvard went 7-1 last season and placed fourth at the Eastern Sprints and third at the IRA National Championships. 

Scouting No. 4 Princeton
The Tigers are undefeated on the spring, having earned dual wins over Georgetown, Navy, Penn and Columbia. Greg Hughes returns for his eighth season as head coach.

Series Results
The first Compton Cup was held in 1933, and Harvard holds a sizable, 62-16-1, advantage in the series against Princeton and MIT. The Tigers have won the last two varsity eight events after the Crimson enjoyed an eight-year winning streak (2007-14). 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, begins his 32nd season with the Harvard rowing program and fourth with the heavyweight men in 2017. Butt owns a 22-3 record in duals race as the heavyweight coach.

Ivy League Digital Network
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Up Next
The Crimson will remain on the road to face Penn and Navy in the Adams Cup on the Schuykill River in Philadelphia on Saturday, April 22.