Lightweights to Compete at Head of Charles Regatta

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PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania men's lightweight rowing team will take part in the 47th Head of the Charles Regatta Sunday in Boston, Mass. The Head of the Charles Regatta is the largest two-day regatta in the world.

This year, the Quakers will be sending two boats to compete, both racing on Sunday afternoon. The Lightweight 4 are up first and are scheduled to begin at 4:02 p.m. Following the Lightweight 4 race, the Lightweight 8 will hit the water at 4:27 p.m.

The Red and Blue had one boat participating last year at the Head of the Charles and the varsity 8 finished 11th out of 21 teams with a time of 14:54.680. Princeton won the race, getting through the 3.2-mile long Charles River course with a time of 14:09.921, beating out the second-place team by almost 13 full seconds.

Penn was last in action two weeks ago in its fall opener at the Navy Day Regatta on the Schuylkill River. The Quakers were very successful and posted two victories on the day. The first was in the Open 2, with sophomores Zack Seigel and Eric Sezgen clocking in at 14:54.32, 11 seconds faster than their nearest competitors. The Red and Blue also took the top two spots in the Lightweight 4 race, with times of 14:06.07 and 14:12.03 respectively.

A complete recap and results of the regatta will be available shortly after its conclusion on

Penn's Tentative Boatings

Lightweight 8
C - Nucci, Domenic
S - Seigel, Zack
7 - Sezgen, Eric
6 - Hurd, Oliver
5 - Nuckols, Hurst
4 - McGrath, Andrew
3- David, Jacques
2 - Gannon, Mark
B - Shovlin, James

Lightweight 4
C - Dembowitz, Josh
S - Shoener, Charles
3 - Shaw, Sam
2 - Schwarz, Dan
B - Lange, Parker