Trips to Philadelphia and Princeton Next for Harvard Lightweight Crew

Trips to Philadelphia and Princeton Next for Harvard Lightweight Crew

The first varsity eight boat is pictured during its win over Delaware March 30 (photo Harvard Athletic Communications).

The Harvard lightweight crew will look to build off of three varsity boat wins March 30 when it ventures to Philadelphia, Pa., to face Penn and Cornell Saturday and Princeton, N.J., to see Georgetown Sunday. The Crimson will send three varsity boats and two freshmen crews on the trip.

April 6 | Philadelphia, Pa. | Penn/Cornell
10:10 – 3V
10:40 – 1F
11:10 – 2V
11:40 –1V
12:10 – 2F

April 7 | Princeton, N.J. | Georgetown
9:00 – 2F
9:20 – 1F
9:40 – 2V and 3V
10:00 – 1V

Projected Boatings
First Varisty
Bow: Stuart Taylor; 2: Matt O'Leary; 3: Nicholas Gates; 4: Austin Meyer; 5: Michael Wales; 6: Florian Mayr; 7: Andrew Campbell; Stroke: Alexander Bonorris; Coxswain: Paul Farber

Second Varsity
Bow: Malte Zopfs; 2: Connor Mangan; 3: Craig Herron; 4: Michael Paresky; 5: Erich Schultze; 6: Robert Hawthorne; 7: James Groeneveld; Stroke: Nico Wiik; Coxswain: Alex Saal

Third Varsity
Bow: AJ Carvalho; 2: Matt Pawlowski; 3: Ross Svenson; 4: Sam Barrington; 5: Yoan N'Komba; 6: Chris Magani; 7: Stefan Skalbania; Stroke: Eli Leavitt; Coxswain: Jonathan Shpall

First Freshman
Bow: Cameron Clemence; 2: Zebulon Goodman; 3: Christopher McKenna; 4: Ian Klein; 5: Lucas Farewell; 6: Samuel Frum; 7: Min-Woo Park; Stroke: Jeffrey Rogers; Coxswain: Joshua Blecher-Cohen

Second Freshman
Bow: Matthew Seghers; 2: Raymond Lopez; 3: Miles Graham; 4: Trevor Lutzow; 5: Fred Quesada; 6: Nick Phillips; 7: Lev Ratnofsky; Stroke: Mitchel Cole; Coxswain: Chris Xu

Listen Live
Penn is offering live audio on Saturday. To access the call, visit  

Last Time Out
Three of Harvard lightweight crew's varsity boats earned victories over Delaware March 30 on the Charles River in the first competitive action of the spring season. The Crimson's best boat navigated to the finish line in 6:08.4, well ahead of Delaware's 6:24.9 pace, and the second and third varsities also picked up wins. Harvard's second varsity eight rowed the course in 6:23.8 and won by 21.1 seconds, while Harvard's 'A' third varsity boat finished in 7:23.2, 11.4 seconds ahead its 'B' boat and 22.6 seconds faster than Delaware's third varsity.

Related Link: Harvard Lightweight Crew Takes Three of Five Races from Delaware in Spring Opener

Season Preview
See what Charley Butt, The Friends of Harvard Lightweight Rowing Coach for Men's Lightweight Crew, had to say about the upcoming season. 

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In the Fall
The Crimson captured its first win in the Head of the Charles lightweight eights event since 1975 and sixth overall victory in the race Oct. 21 in Boston. The first-place finish gave Harvard its 41st overall medal, which later became 42 after the Radcliffe lightweight's victory, in the history of the Head of the Charles. Harvard's boat rowed the three-mile Charles River route in 14:35.71, well ahead of its closest competitor. USRowing, which placed second, was nearly 12 seconds off Harvard's pace and Princeton was a distant third in 14:58.24. Yale was fifth at 14:59.70

Last Season
Harvard completed a perfect collegiate season with the program's eighth national championship in 2012, winning the grand final in course-record time at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships. The Crimson held off Dartmouth by nearly a second and blew away the IRA men's lightweight course record by three seconds with a time of 5:33.059 to put the perfect finish on a collegiate campaign that included a 9-0 dual record, Eastern and Ivy League championships and a course record at Princeton. 

Up Next
Harvard travels to Hanover, N.H. April 13 to race Dartmouth and MIT for the Biglin Bowl. The Crimson return home to the Charles River the following weekend for a matchup against Navy that will be live video streamed for free on