No. 3 Harvard Lightweights Set to Host No. 1 Yale, No. 4 Princeton for Goldthwait Cup


Start Time

No. 1 Yale, No. 4 Princeton
Saturday, April 29
Charles River, Cambridge, Mass. 
8 a.m.
Ivy League Digital Network 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 4 Harvard lightweight crew will compete in its final dual races of the season, as the Crimson hosts No. 1 Yale and No. 4 Princeton for the Goldthwait Cup on the Charles River Saturday morning.

The event will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network. Alex Vispoli and Austin Meyer '13 will have the call.

Harvard-Yale-Princeton Schedule
8 a.m. – 2V8
8:40 a.m. – 1V8
9:20 a.m. – 3V8
9:50 a.m. – 4V8
10:10 a.m. – 5V8 + 6V8

Varsity Eight
James Dreben (coxswain), Andre Dupuis (stroke), Hunter Wallace (7), Nick Barry (6), Jack Kelly (5), Dan Bridgewater (4), Jordan Rogers (3), James Plaut (2), David Wexner (bow) 

Second Varsity Eight
Charlie Zhang (coxswain), Andrew Sterne (stroke), Andrew Wilkins (7), Chris Wales (6), Matt Podlesak (5), Chris Skokowski (4), Spencer Kaplan (3), Eryk Dobrushkin (2), Rob Lowe (bow)

Third Varsity Eight
Jack Stone (coxswain), Aidan Crawford (stroke), Luke Farewell (7), Oliver Hansen (6), Ian Meyer (5), Nick Kochanek (4), Seb Schwartz (3), Brady Stevens (2), Josh Kuppersmith (bow)

Fourth Varsity Eight
Annina Kennedy-Yoon (coxswain), Zach Altshuler (stroke), Noah Burhance (7), Tom Spiers (6), Isaac Walker (5), Dillon Dunteman (4), Michael Yuan (3), Pat Anderson (2), Mike Genovesi (bow)

Fifth Varsity Eight
Mary Yeh (coxswain), Wes Fabyan (stroke), Liam Daily (7), Al Muzaurieta (6), Nate Dempsey (5), Eric Rodrigo (4), Reed McMurchy (3), David Gonzalez (2), Chris Jarrett (bow)

Sixth Varsity Eight
Cat Li (coxswain), Ryan Patrick (stroke), Mark Steinbrick (7), Nik Cable (6), Huck Rocca (5), Drake Marshall (4), Christian Kardish (3), Alex Raines (2), Jacob Klegar (bow)

In the Polls
The Crimson sits at No. 3 in last week's USRowing Collegiate Poll.



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Last Week
The Crimson won the first and second varsity eight boats and took second in the 3V8, 4V8 and 5V8 against Navy in the Haines Cup. Harvard topped Delaware in each of those five races to move to 7-1 on the season.

The Goldthwait Cup
In its 92nd season, the Goldthwait Cup pits Harvard vs. Princeton and Yale. The Crimson has won the series 44 times (latest in 2013), including eight of the last 14 tries. Princeton (27 wins) last won in 2015, while Yale (20 wins) took home the trophy last year. The cup was first presented in 1925 but was awarded retroactively back to 1922, the year of the first HYP lightweight race.

Scouting No. 1 Yale
The Bulldogs are undefeated in dual races, owning a perfect 6-0 mark. Yale has won 12 of 13 races this spring. Andy Card is in his 29th season as the Yale men's lightweight crew coach.

Scouting No. 4 Princeton
The Tigers stand at 6-2 in races this spring and are coming off a victory over Penn and Georgetown for The Wood-Hammond Trophy last weekend. Marty Crotty is in the midst of his eighth season leading Princeton as head coach.

Last Season
Harvard finished sixth at the IRA National Championships and won the petite final at Eastern Sprints a year ago.

In the Launch
Billy Boyce is in his first season as the Friends of Harvard Lightweight Rowing Coach for Men's Lightweight Crew. Boyce had spent the last five seasons as an assistant coach with the Crimson's men's heavyweight staff. Boyce owns a 7-1 overall record as head coach.


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Up Next
Harvard will prepare for the Eastern Sprints Championships, held on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts Sunday, May 14.