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Heavyweights Set to Battle No. 2 Harvard, No. 8 Navy for Adams Cup
Courtesy: University of Pennsylvania  
Release:  04/20/2012

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Saturday's Adams Cup will be the 80th edition of the race between Penn, Harvard, and Navy, with Penn looking to claim its 17th in the series. Harvard holds the all-time lead in the Adams Cup with 49 wins and Navy has 14 victories. The Crimson have claimed 11 in a row, including a win by 0.4 seconds over Navy on the Schuylkill in 2011. The start is an early one for the squad, with the first race - the varsity eight with the Adams Cup at stake - beginning at 6:45 a.m.

First contested in 1928, the race between Penn, Harvard and Navy was named the Adams Cup in 1933 to honor Charles Francis Adams, a Harvard graduate who served as Secretary of the Navy. No. 16 Penn will compete against a pair of top-ten teams this weekend as Harvard enters as the No. 2-ranked crew in the country and Navy is No. 8.

The schedule of races on Saturday is as follows:
6:45 a.m. - First Varsity
7:15 a.m. - Second Varsity
7:45 a.m. - Frosh Eights
8:45 a.m. - 2F/3V Eights

Penn's Probable Boatings for The Weekend
Varsity Eight
Cox: Matt Mildenberg
Stroke: Brian Young
7. Clyde Nickens
6. Grant Wilson
5. John McCluskey
4. Matthew Jackson
3. Gordon Thompson
2. Mitchell Stein
Bow: James Senese

2nd Varsity Eight
Cox: Eric Kim
Stroke: Kevin kennedy
7. Loren Mead
6. Luke Brzozowski
5. Daren Frankel
4. Richard Sanz
3. Andrew Wolfram
2. Alex Schade
Bow: Chris Martin

Frosh Eight
Cox: Louis Lombardi
Stroke: Joseph Simon
7. Elliot Benton
6. Keith Rush
5. Harry Holroyd
4. Jonathan Hennessy
3. Matthew Slodden
2. Robert Wallace
Bow: Dara Alizadeh

2F/3V Eight
Cox: Louis Lombardi
Stroke: Jeffrey Schimmel
7. Zachary Bandes
6. Leonard Kaminski
5. Colin Kane
4. Ted Brochu
3. John Bergantino
2. Daniel Sawey
Bow: Keith Rigney

This story was written with assistance from Jen Hardesty W'12, Athletic Communications Assistant.

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