Heavyweight Rowing Hosts Childs Cup Saturday

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PHILADELPHIA – No. 9 Penn is back on home water this weekend, hosting the 103rd Childs Cup against No.4 Princeton and No. 14 Columbia on the Schuylkill River on Saturday. Racing begins at 10 a.m. with the Fifth Varsity, continuing on to the Childs Cup race with the Varsity Eights at 11:20 a.m.

The Tigers have the all-time lead in the Childs Cup with 46 wins in the race. Penn is right behind with 45 victories. First contested in 1879 on the Schuylkill, the regatta is in its 135th year. The Red and Blue will be looking for their first win since 1993. Last year, Penn was third to Princeton in a race which saw Penn’s lane disrupted by a wayward crew warming up for a later high school race. The Quakers and Lions had been in a tight battle for second through 800m before Penn had to veer off-course to dodge the misplaced boat and the Red and Blue could not rally.

Penn’s crew is entering with momentum from a sweep of three races last weekend, including a win over then-No. 2 Northeastern to claim the Burk Cup.

Princeton has won both of its races to start the spring, claiming a win over Georgetown and Syracuse the last weekend of March before nudging Navy by 1.4 seconds last weekend. Columbia is also 2-0 this spring, with wins over Rutgers and Dartmouth.

Schedule for the Childs Cup
10 a.m. – Fifth Varsity
10:20 a.m. – Fourth Varsity
10:40 a.m. – Third Varsity
11 a.m. – Second Varsity
11:20 a.m. – Varsity Eight

Penn’s Boatings

Varsity Eight:
Cox: Louis Lombardi
Stroke: Dara Alizadeh
7: Joseph Simon
6: Peter St. Michael
5: Kevin McHale
4: Harry Holroyd
3: Zachary Bandes
2: Joseph Mack
Bow: Robert Wallace

Second Varsity
Cox: Jacob Mendelson
Stroke: Conor Davenport
7: Chris Matyjek
6: Jeffrey Schimmel
5: Jonathan Hennessy
4: Matt Slodden
3: Matthew Wagener
2: Colin Kane
1: Eric Sezgen

Third Varsity
Cox: Eric Kim
Stroke: Alex Schade
7: Kevin Kelley
6: Jeremy Wright
5: Sean Forester
4: Bradford Taylor
3: Chet Heldman
2: Daniel Kennedy-Moore
Bow: Michael Rudow

Fourth Varsity
Cox: Lauren Hochman
Stroke: Samuel Shepherd
7: Leonard Kaminski
6: Jakub Dziedzic
5: Sean O’Dowd
4: Diego Fiori
3: Adam Marquardt
2: Cole Speidel
1: Harrison Thayer

Fifth Varsity
Cox: Matt Harris
Stroke: Daniel Sawey
7: Jonathan Feest
6: Frederick LaViolette
5: Sean Hartman
4: Alexander Kelly
3: Elliot Bok
2: Sam Altland
Bow: Keith Rigney