Lightweight Crew Travels to Ithaca for Cornell, Penn

Lightweight Crew Travels to Ithaca for Cornell, Penn

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard lightweight crew ventures to Ithaca, N.Y., to face Cornell and Penn Saturday, April 5. Racing is set to start at 8:46 a.m.

Racing Schedule
8:46    3V
9:17    1F
9:49    1V
10:20  2V
10:45  2F
11:10  4+ 

First Varsity
Bow: Lucas Farewell; 2: Nico Astrup Wiik; 3: Jack Kelly; 4: Thomas Marshall; 5: Alexander Newell; 6: Samuel Frum; 7: Andrew Campbell; Stroke: Alexander Bonorris; Coxswain: Shane Bouchard 

Second Varsity
Bow: Cameron Clemence; 2: Mitchel Cole; 3: Connor Mangan; 4: Ian Klein; 5: James Groeneveld; 6: Robert Hawthorne; 7: Christopher Magnani; Stroke: Eli Leavitt; Coxswain: Chris Xu

Third Varsity
Bow: Lev Ratnofsky; 2: Nelson Arnous; 3: Cameron Heron; 4: Ross Svenson; 5: Stefan Skalbania; 6: Matthew Pawlowski; 7: Edward McKlveen; Stroke: Nicholas Phillips; Coxswain: Alex Spencer

First Freshman
Bow: Mark Steinbrick; 2: Patrick Anderson; 3: Christopher Wales; 4: Kalvis Hornburg; 5: Ian Meyer; 6: Thomas Gill; 7: Matthew Podlesak; Stroke: Emanuel Ritschard; Coxswain: James Dreben 

Second Freshman
Bow: Alex Keane; 2: Samir Durrani; 3: Michael Kikukawa; 4: Tim King; 5: Michaell Savarese; 6: Eric Rodrigo; 7: Johann Colloredo-Mansfeld; Stroke: Michael Casciotti; Coxswain: Brett Biebelberg

Last Time Out
Harvard swept Delaware to open the 2014 season last Saturday, taking the 1V, 2V, 3V and 1F races on the Charles River. In nearly calm conditions, the first varsity edged out the Blue Hens by a close margin in the first event of the spring season. 

The varsity 8+ of Christopher Magnani, Nico Astrup Wiik, Lucas Farewell, Jack Kelly, Alexander Newell, Samuel Frum, Andrew Campbell, Alexander Bonorris, and coxswain Shane Bouchard finished a half-length ahead of UD with a time of 6:08.1.

Scouting Cornell
Cornell, ranked No. 4 in the USRowing preseason poll, returns six members of its varsity eight squad that finished fifth at the IRA Championships a year ago. The Big Red is led by Chris Kerber, who in his sixth season holds a 21-15 record in dual racing. 

Scouting Penn
Penn – ranked No. 10 in the USRowing preseason poll – opened its season with a pair of victories over No. 12 Mercyhurst last Saturday. 

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 Launch
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. 

Season Preview


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. 

Up Next
The Crimson will be back on the Charles Saturday, April 12 for the Biglin Bowl against Dartmouth and MIT. The races will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network