Heavyweight Rowing Preps for Adams, Burk Cups Saturday

PHILADELPHIA - The Schuylkill River will be busy on Saturday for Penn's heavyweight rowing team with a pair of cup races on the schedule. Up first is the Adams Cup against Harvard and Navy in the morning followed by the Burk Cup with Northeastern in the afternoon.

Saturday's Adams Cup will be the 79th edition of the race, with Penn looking to claim its 17th win in the series. Harvard holds the all-time lead in the Adams Cup with 48 wins and Navy has 14 championships. The Crimson have claimed 10 in a row, including a win by 1.9 seconds over Navy on the Charles River in 2010. The Quakers are the last team to win the Adams Cup besides Harvard, winning in 1999 on the Schuylkill.

The Burk Cup is a younger Cup race compared to most of Penn's long-contested Cup events. Started in 1970, the Quakers and Huskies have raced 41 times with Northeastern leading 23-18. The last nine editions have gone to Northeastern, including a 1.9-second win on the Charles in 2010.

The schedule of races on Saturday is as follows:
8:30 a.m. - Adams Cup 2nd Frosh
8:50 a.m. - Adams Cup 1st Frosh
9:10 a.m. - Adams Cup 1st Varsity
9:30 a.m. - Adams Cup 2nd Varsity
9:50 a.m. - Adams Cup 3rd Varsity
3 p.m. - Burk Cup 2nd Frosh
3:20 p.m. - Burk Cup 1st Frosh
3:40 p.m. - Burk Cup 1st Varsity
4 p.m. - 2nd Varsity Challenge (Penn 2V and 3V vs. Temple 2V)

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Penn's probable boatings for the weekend:
Varsity Eight
Cox: Halley Sloane
Stroke: Matt McPeak
Seven: Gordon Thompson
Six: Matt Jackson
Five: Loren Mead
Four: Kevin Kennedy
Three: Matt VanVoorhis
Two: Mitch Stein
Bow: Piero Russo

2nd Varsity Eight
Cox: Lawrence Tanzman
Stroke: Jim Senese
Seven: Brian Young
Six: Daren Frankel
Five: Grant Wilson
Four: Andrew Wolfram
Three: Ricky Sanz
Two: Chris Martin
Bow: Russ Windsor

3rd Varsity Eight
Cox: Matt Mildenberg
Stroke: Kenny Nickens
Seven: Nick Bristow
Six: Dan Morrison
Five: Luke Brzozowski
Four: Jack McCluskey
Three: Dan Morson
Two: Nick Barnes
Bow: Nick Whitehead

1st Frosh
Cox Eric Kim
8 Jaques Bristow
7 David Cerami
6 Colin Kane
5 Jeffrey Schimmel
4 Nick Kowalski
3 Peter Bacas
2 Alex Schade
1 Aaron Tas

2nd Frosh
Cox Maura Weber
8 Carlos de la Cruz
7 Duncan van Nest
6 Andrew Rosenthal
5 Jonathan Walsh
4 Ethan Kerpelman
3 Daniel Sawey
2 Keith Rigney
1 C Bermudez