Heavyweight Rowing Heads to Sprints

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PHILADELPHIA - Five eights are heading to Worchester, Mass. for the 2011 Eastern Sprints on Sunday, with Penn's heavyweight rowing team looking to claim its first win at Sprints since 1998.

The Quakers, ranked No. 16 in this week's U.S. Rowing Collegiate Poll, are coming off a win in Burk Cup over Northeaster, giving the Red and Blue two Cup wins this spring and all types of momentum heading into the weekend.

In 2010, Penn had its varsity and second varsity boats win their Third Final races while the frosh eight took fifth in the Petite Final. The win in the Third Final for the varsity crew was by several seats over George Washington, a win that gave Penn confidence heading into this spring's McCausland Cup race with the Colonials that Penn won. The second varsity also defeated George Washington in its Third Final, besting G.W. by four seconds and the rest of the field by over 10 seconds.

Harvard, ranked third in the country is the defending champion at the Eastern Sprints and heads into this weekend as the favorite with No. 4 Princeton and No. 5 Boston University also in the equation. In all, eight of the Top 10 crews in the country will be competing this weekend, giving Penn quite an opportunity to upset some favored teams and make a move up the polls.

The Red and Blue have won EARC Sprints six times in its history, the last win coming in 1998 with a win two years prior in 1996. The event is largely dominated by Ivy League Schools with nine of the last 11 championships claimed by the Ancient Eight. Only Wisconsin has come from outside the Ivy League to win in recent years (2002, 2008).

Schedule and Streaming Information:

The ECAC will be Beta Testing live video broadcasting of the EARC Sprints in Worcester, MA Sunday, May 15, 2011. This is a work in progress, so we expect there will be some growing pains, but the goal is to learn enough from the experience to broadcast "live" all three days of the 2011 IRA Championships, and extend the service to the EAWRC, ECAC NIRC, ECAC MANE, and NERC Championships in 2012. Link to the Beta webcast here: http://crew.princeton.edu/content/live_video

The ECAC will be audio casting the EARC and EAWRC Sprints live on Sunday, May 15, 2011. You can access the broadcasts live on Stretchinternet.com via this link: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/ecac.portal

In addition, listeners without web access may tune in to the EAWRC Sprints via telephone connection at: (508) 534-7389

EARC Sprints: Worcester, MA
Heats: 8:20 AM-12:15 PM
Finals: 1:10 PM-6:00 PM

Penn Boatings:
Varsity Eight
Cox - Halley Sloane
Stroke - Kenny Nickens
Seven - Matt Jackson
Six - Kevin Kennedy
Five - Matt VanVoorhis
Four - Grant Wilson
Three - Jim Senese
Two - Brian Young
Bow - Piero Russo

2nd Varsity Eight
Cox - Matt Mildenberg
Stroke - Matt McPeak
Seven - Gordon Thompson
Six - Daren Frankel
Five - Loren Mead
Four - Mitch Stein
Three - Andrew Wolfram
Two - Russ Windsor
Bow - Chris Martin

3rd Varsity Eight
Cox - Lawrence Tanzman
Stroke - Nick Barnes
Seven - Nick Bristow
Six - Jack McCluskey
Five - Richard Sanz
Four - Dan Morson
Three - Luke Brzozowski
Two - Dan Morrison
Bow - Nick Whitehead

Frosh Eight
Cox - Eric Kim
Stroke - Alex Schade
Seven - Peter Bacas
Six - Jacques Bristow
Five - Aaron Tas
Four - Nick Kowalski
Three - Jeffrey Schimmel
Two - Andrew Rosenthal
Bow - Colin Kane

Frosh Second Eight
Cox - Maura Weber
Stroke - Carlos De La Cruz
Seven - Ethan Kerpelman
Six - Duncan Van Nest
Five - Jonathan Walsh
Four - Keith Rigney
Three - Daniel Sawey
Two - Michael Scognamiglio
Bow - Camilo Bermudez