Lightweight Crew To Race in the Dodge Cup

2006Penn LightweightRowing
Saturday, April 15, 2006 - Mercer Lake, N.J.
TheDodge Cup
Penn vs. Columbia and Yale

THE RACE
- The Penn lightweight rowing team takes on Columbia and Yale at the Dodge Cup on Mercer Lake. The Quakers are looking to regain their fast form from their season-opening race, the Lev-Brett Cup, in which they defeated Rutgers and Saint Joseph's. The Quakers finished third at last weekend's Matthews-Leonard Cup behind Harvard and Cornell.

RACE SCHEDULE:

9 a.m. Freshmen 8
9:20 a.m. Second Varsity 8
9:40 a.m.Varsity 8
10 a.m. Second Freshman 8

LAST SEASON
- Penn nearly beat Yale, but lost a heartbreaker in a photo finishby just two-tenths of a second. A bowball was all that seperated the two boats. Yale came in first in 5:57.1, while Penn finished in 5:57.3. Columbia was third in 6:01.0.

THE HISTORY - The Dodge Cup was first contested in 1954, and is named after Marcellus Hartley Dodge, a 1903 graduate of Columbia who was a coxswain for the Lions. Yale leads the all-time series with 29 cups, while Penn has won 15 times and Columbia four times. The Elis have had a stranglehold in recent years, winning 12 of the last 13.

PENN PROBABLE BOATINGS:

1st Varsity
CColin Groshong
8 Drew Zech
7 Chris Storm
6 Ben Cooley
5 Pat Travers
4 Tim Mahoney
3 Greg Patcella
2 Sebastian Paraud
1 Jon Tamblyn
2nd Varsity
CBrandon Weber
8 Ryan Cobb
7 Craig Wenger
6 Max Cancre
5 Mike Guichon
4 Matt Carey
3 Nick Bass
2 Mario Lozada
1 Jared Gelband
1st Freshmen
CKatie Oranges
8 Adam El Sehamy
7 Newton Sears
6 Calvin Lee
5 Akash Barot
4 Dan Keefe
3 Kellen Coppola
2 Alex Marsh
1 Nate Abrams
NEXT TIME OUT - The Quakers continue on the road with the Wood-Hammond Trophy race at Princeton on April 22.