No. 4 Lightweight Crew Rows for Biglin Bowl Saturday

Race to be streamed on Ivy League Digital Network (photo courtesy of Harvard athletics).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In search of its sixth-straight Biglin Bowl, No. 4 Harvard lightweight crew hosts Dartmouth and MIT Saturday morning on the Charles River. The regatta will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network. Fans will be able to watch the first and second varsity races, weather pending. 

Racing Schedule
9:12 a.m. V8*
9:36 a.m. 2V8*
10:00 a.m. 3V8
10:24 a.m. F8
10:48 a.m. 2F8
* indicates Ivy League Digital Network 

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 

Freshman Four A
Bow: Alexander Keane; 2: Oliver Band; 3: Michael Kikukawa; Stroke: Michael Casciotti; Coxswain: Charlie Zhang 

Freshman Four B
Bow: Michael Savarese; 2: Timothy King; 3: Johann Colloredo-Mansfeld; Stroke: Eric Rodrigo; Coxswain: Brett Biebelberg 

Ivy League Digital Network
For the first time ever, select Harvard home races will be streamed in HD quality featuring a new graphics package and play-by-play commentary through the Ivy League Digital Network. Subscribers to the network can watch regattas both live and On-Demand on their computers, tablets or smart phones, and will have access to live and On-Demand content for all Harvard events throughout the duration of their subscription. 


Last Time Out
With close races across the board, the Crimson won the second varsity, freshman eight and second freshman races over Cornell and Penn at the Cayuga Inlet last Saturday. Harvard took the second varsity race by open water with a winning time of 6:03.7. Cornell clocked a time of 6:07.2 in the two-boat race. 

In the Polls
Harvard lights sit at No. 4 in the latest USRowing poll, as Yale, Columbia and Cornell take the first three spots. The Crimson opened the season at No. 1 overall with 251 points.   

Scouting Dartmouth
No. 8  Dartmouth faced Delaware and Fordham last weekend, crossing the finish line in 6:33.6. The Big Green ranked second to the Blue Hens and defeated Fordham by open water. The 2V and F8 boats both finished third overall. Sean Healey, in his second season leading Dartmouth lights, came to Hanover, N.H., after serving as the freshman lightweight rowing coach at Cornell for six seasons.   

Scouting MIT
MIT, tied for No. 10 in this week's USRowing collegiate poll, traveled to California for the San Diego Crew Classic a week ago. Tech's varsity eight finished second (6:21.48) in the Men's Collegiate Cal Cup, just over a second behind Maryland. Head coach Will Oliver, a 2004 graduate of Virginia, has been with MIT since August of 2010.    

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.

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
Harvard travels to Navy next weekend in hopes of taking home its sixth-straight Haines Cup.