Harvard Lights Begin 93rd Season vs. Delaware

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the fifth-straight year, Harvard lightweight crew will host Delaware on the Charles River Saturday, March 29. Racing is slated to begin at 7 a.m., with the varsity eight racing at 8:20 a.m.

Racing Schedule 7:00 a.m. - 2F4 (Harvard F4+'s will race each other)
7:20 a.m. - 1F8
7:40 a.m. - 3V8
8:00 a.m. - 2V8
8:20 a.m. - 1V8 


Bow: Christopher Magnani, 2: Nico Astrup Wiik, 3: Lucas Farewell, 4: Jack Kelly, 5: Alexander Newell, 6: Samuel Frum, 7: Andrew Campbell, Stroke: Alexander Bonorris, Cox: Shane Bouchard 

Bow: Stefan Skalbania, 2: Mitchel Cole, 3: Edward McKlveen, 4: Ian Klein, 5: Cameron Clemence, 6: Robert Hawthorne, 7: Connor Mangan, Stroke: Eli Leavitt, Cox: -


Bow: Raymond Lopez, 2: Josh Shih, 3: Nelson Arnous, 4: Ross Svenson, 5: Cameron Heron, 6: Nicholas Phillips, 7: Lev Ratnofsky, Stroke: Matthew Pawlowski, Cox: -


Bow: Mark Steinbrick, 2: Patrick Anderson, 3: Christopher Wales, 4: Thomas Gill, 5: Ian Meyer, 6: Thomas Marshall, 7: Matthew Podlesak, Stroke: Emmanual Ritschard, Cox: James Dreben 

2F4+ A

Bow: Matthew O'Connor, 2: Tim King, 3: Yohann Colloredo-Mansfeld, Stoke: Kalvis Hornburg, Cox: Brett Biebelberg 

2F4+ B

Bow: Michael Savarese, 2: Michael Casciotti, 3: Alexander Keane, Stroke: Eric Rodrigo, Cox: Charlie Zhang  

Scouting Delaware

Delaware, a club rowing squad, is led by Chuck Crawford in his 12th season. UD finished eighth at the Head of the Charles Regatta in the fall. The Blue Hens have consistently been among the top finishers at the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, winning the men's overall point trophy in 2008, 2009 and 2010. 

UD Lineups
Bow: Andrew Kershaw, 2: Mike Lachant, 3: Conor Devine, 4: David Caspers, 5: Marco Grant, 6: Caleb Justis, 7: Russ Garrett, Stroke: Colin Dabagian, Cox: Rebecca Lubker


Bow: Alex Shoemaker, 2: Danny Nieves, 3: Jake Marshall, 4: Jack Connors, 5: Joe Kenny, 6: Pat Walsh, 7: Joe Mohnack, Stroke: Corey Brown, Cox: Chandler Clemens


Bow: Sam Wiles, 2: Nick Barnoski, 3: Dan McCole, 4: Chris Selvaggio, 5: Nick Ippolito, 6: Todd Summers, 7: Will Ritter, Stroke: Scott Menken, Cox: Monique Abrams


Bow: Nicholas Ward, 2: Ethan Conde, 3: Alex Muniz, 4: Micheal Cadeno, 5: Brian Regan, 6: Kyle McCaig, 7: Samuel Vaca, Stroke: Micheal Senf, Cox: Rebecca Charnley

No. 1
Harvard lights scored a total of 251 points, including three first-place votes, to hold the No. 1 spot in the USRowing preseason poll. Yale ranked No. 2 with 194 points and six first-place votes. Princeton claimed the No. 3 position. 

In the Fall
The Crimson took second overall at the Head of the Charles Regatta this fall after capturing its first win since 1975 a year ago. 

Last Season
Harvard completed its second-straight perfect collegiate season with the program's ninth national championship in 2013. The Crimson also won the lightweight four race for a sweep of the two lightweight events at the regatta. Harvard held off a surging Yale boat to finish the course in 5:54.221, just over one second ahead of the Bulldogs. 

Change of the Guard
Michiel Bartman, with the Radcliffe lightweight crew team for the last two years, moved across the river on Sept 7, when he was announced as the Friends of Harvard Lightweight Rowing Coach for Men's Lightweight Crew. An Olympic champion, a three-time Olympic medalist and a 15-year coaching veteran, Bartman improved the Black and White's performance in each of his first two seasons. 

Up Next
The Crimson head to Cornell for a race against Cornell and Penn April 5.