Heavyweights Look to Break Tie in Childs Cup

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Penn's heavyweight rowing team will race in its oldest and most-contested regatta on Saturday, heading to Lake Carnegie for the 102nd installment of the Childs Cup with Princeton and Columbia.

First raced in 1879, the Childs Cup has been continuously contested since 1948 after missing years in the late 1800s and during the war years of 1917 and 1944-47. Originally a race among four-man boats, today the Childs Cup features eights.

Penn is looking to earn its first win in the Childs Cup since 1993 and break a historic tie in the all-time series. The oldest Cup race in the nation has been claimed by Penn 44 times and its rival from Princeton 44 times. Columbia has 12 wins in the Childs Cup, with its last coming in 2009.

Penn went 1-1 in Cup races two weeks ago to open the spring season, retaining the McCausland Cup over George Washington while falling just short to Northeastern in the Burk Cup. The Quakers were ranked No. 16 in the preseason USRowing Collegiate Poll, with Columbia No. 13 and Princeton No. 4. All three teams will be jockeying for position nationally and inside the EARC this weekend.

The first race goes off at 10:25 a.m. with the freshman eights followed by the second varsity eights at 10:40. The varsity eights will race for the Childs Cup at 10:55 a.m. followed by the second frosh and third varsity race at 11:10 a.m.

Penn's Boatings for Childs Cup

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

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

Frosh Eight
Cox: Louis Lombardi
Stroke: Dara Alizadeh
7: Joseph Simon
6: Harry Holroyd
5: Keith Rush
4: Matt Slodden
3: Zachary Bandes
2: Elliot Benton
Bow: Jonathan Hennessy

Second Frosh/Third Varsity
Cox: Louis Lombardi
Stroke: Richard Sanz
7: Robert Wallace
6: Leonard Kaminski
5: Colin Kane
4: Ted Brochu
3: John Bergantino
2: Daniel Sawey
Bow: Keith Rigney