No. 2 Harvard Lightweights Head to Lake Quinsigamond for 61st Eastern Sprints

Opponent
Date

Venue
Start Time
Stream

Eastern Sprints
Sunday, May 14
Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester
8:20 a.m.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 2 Harvard lightweights will travel to Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts for the 2016 EARC Sprints Sunday, May 14. This will be the 61st running of the event.

Seeding and live results can be found here, while fans can watch live here.

Schedule
8:20 a.m. – Third Varsity Eight – Heat 1
10 a.m. – Varsity Eight – Heat 2
10:24 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight – Heat 2
1 p.m. – Fifth and Sixth Varsity Eight – Grand Final
1:24 p.m. – Fourth Varsity Eight – Grand Final

Boatings
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), Mike Genovesi (bow)

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

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

In the Polls
The Crimson sits at No. 2 in this week's USRowing Collegiate Poll.

 

Week

Rank

March 30

8

April 6

3

April 13

3

April 20

4

April 27

3

May 5

2

May 11 2


Last Time Out
The Crimson reclaimed the Goldthwait Cup for the first time since 2014, as Harvard won the 1V8, 2V8, 4V8 and 5V8 races against Yale and Princeton April 29. 

Seedings
The Crimson varsity eight enters the weekend seeded second behind Cornell. The second varsity and fourth varsity are the top seeds, while the third varsity is seeded No. 5.

Sprinting to Success
Harvard has more Sprints titles than any other school. Adding up the six major divisions at Eastern Sprints, Harvard crews have combined to win 149 titles, including 56 at the varsity level (29 heavyweight, 27 lightweight).

Jope Cups (21): 1965, '66, '68, '69, '70, '71, '72, '73, '74, '75, '76, '77, '78, '79, '80, '82, '91, 2004, '05, '09, '11

Harvard's Major Lightweight Sprints Championships
Varsity eight: 1946, '47, '58, '59, '60, '61, '66, '68, '69, '70, '71, '72, '74, '75, '77, '78, '80, '82, '88, '89, '91, '95, '97, 2005, '11, '12, '13

Second varsity eight: 1946, '52, '58, '60, '62, '65, '67, '68, '69, '70, '71, '72, '73, '74, '75, '76, '77, '78, '79, '80, '85, '87, '90, '91 2004, '05, '11, '15

Freshman eight: 1948, '49, '54, '58, '59, '60, '62, '63, '65, '66, '68, '69, '71, '73, '74, '75, '79, '85, 2004

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 9-1 overall record as head coach.

Ivy League Digital Network
The Ivy League Digital Network returns for a fourth season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Digital Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight.

Multiple subscription options are available to fans, including school-specific and league-wide passes. To learn more about the Ivy League Digital Network or to sign-up today, click here.

Up Next
Harvard will ready for the IRA National Championships, held June 2-4 at Lake Natoma outside of Sacramento, California.