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Courtesy: University of Pennsylvania
Heavyweight Rowing Heads to Cornell and Hosts Wisconsin
Courtesy: Charles Dorman, associate director of athletic communications  
Release:  05/24/2012
PHILADELPHIA - With a spot in the IRA Championships looming next week, No. 14 Penn has two more races to serve as preparation this weekend - and both are challenging regattas against teams Penn will need to knock off to contend at IRAs next weekend.

Up first is the 56th installment of the Madeira Cup with No. 13 Cornell on Cayuga Lake on Friday. The Quakers hold a 35-20 edge in the all-time Madeira Cup standings, but are winless since 2007. The Red and Blue last claimed victory on Cayuga Lake back in 2000 via a 2.5-second win. Penn and Cornell were linked heavily two weeks ago at the EARC Sprints, meeting in both the heats and in the Petite Final. Cornell had the edge in both races, but the Quakers closed from a 4.4-second deficit in the morning to missing out on finishing ahead of Cornell in the Petite Final by just .492 seconds.

On Saturday, the Quakers return to the Schuylkill River one more time this season for a regatta with No. 6 Wisconsin. Last year, Wisconsin won the race by 6.1 seconds over the Quakers on the Schuylkill.

Madeira Cup Schedule

8:35 a.m. - Frosh Eight
8:55 a.m. - Second Varsity Eight
9:15 a.m. - Varsity Eight
9:35 a.m. - Open Fours

Wisconsin Schedule

2:35 p.m. - Frosh Eight
2:55 p.m. - Second Varsity Eight
3:15 p.m. - Varsity Eight
3:35 p.m. - Open Fours

Tentative Boatings
Varsity Eight

Cox: Matt Mildenberg
Stroke: Grant Wilson
7. John McCluskey
6. Matthew Jackson
5. Gordon Thompson
4. Brian Young
3. Clyde Nickens
2. Mitchell Stein
Bow: James Senese

Second Varsity

Cox: Eric Kim
Stroke: Chris Martin
7. Luke Brzozowski
6. Daren Frankel
5. Kevin Kennedy
4. Loren Mead
3. Jeffrey Schimmel
2. Andrew Wolfram
Bow: Alex Schade

Frosh Eight

Cox: Carlo Calcagni
Stroke: Dara Alizadeh
7. Joseph Simon
6. Elliot Benton
5. Jonathan Hennessy
4. Robert Wallace
3. Keith Rush
2. Matt Slodden
Bow: Zachary Bandes

Open Four

Cox: Carolo Calcagni
Stroke: Harry Holroyd
3. Richard Sanz
2. Keith Rigeny
Bow: Leonard Kaminski


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