Lightweight Rowing Races in IRA Regatta Saturday Morning

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PHILADLEPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania men’s lightweight rowing varsity 8 will be the Quakers’ lone boat competing at the IRA Regatta in Camden, N.J. this weekend. The Quakers are slated to race in their qualifying heat Saturday morning at 7:34 a.m.

The History

Penn has taken eight top-10 finishes and four top-five finishes in the 10 years they have raced at IRA’s. Last year the varsity 8 placed ninth, coming in at 6:01.23.

Last Time Out

The Quakers lost to Navy in the Callow Cup last Sunday. Navy got out to a fast start and crossed the finish line at 5:47.57, while the Quakers’ varsity 8 came in at 5:56.81.

Saturday’s Qualifying Heat Schedule

7:34 a.m. Varsity 8

Penn Probable Lineup

First Varsity 8

C Colin Groshong

8 Drew Zech

7 Pat Travers

6 Ben Cooley

5 Chris Storm

4 Sebastian Paraud

3 Ryan Cobb

2 Kellen Coppola

1 Jon Tamblyn