Men's Heavyweight Rowing Heads to EARC Sprints on Sunday

PHILADELPHIA - After a two-week hiatus because of final exams, the University of Pennsylvania men’s heavyweight rowing team returns to action Sunday at the EARC Sprints, hosted by the Classes of 1962 and 1992, in Worcester, Mass.

The History

Last year, Princeton ended Harvard’s run of three straight Grand Final victories, finishing three seconds ahead of the Crimson at 5:41.592. Penn came in 11th overall and fifth in the Petite Final at 6:25.302. The freshman 8 won the Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Trophy for their first-place finish at 6:02.28; the Quakers were two seconds better than Northeastern. In the third varsity/second freshman 4+ Grand Final, it was all Penn as the Quakers won by better than seven seconds over Boston University. The Quakers’ 7:01.792 was well ahead of BU’s 7:08.666.

Penn’s last top-five finish at Sprints came in 2002, when they came in fourth, clocking at 5:49.6. The Quakers’ last victory was in 1998, when they crossed the finish line in 6:05.0.

Last Time Out

April 21 seems like a long time ago, but that is the last time the Quakers competed, when they finished second to Yale at the Blackwell Cup. Penn came in at 5:32.0. 10 seconds off the pace of the Bulldogs. The second varsity 8 picked up Penn’s only victory, coming in at 5:34.1.

Race Schedule

Heat Schedule

Finals Schedule

Penn Probable Lineups

Varsity 8

C Noah Polsky

8 Adam Jones

7 Larkin Williams

6 Jim Daughdrill

5 Ben Nace

4 Nate Fox

3 William Probasco

2 Jason Salerno

1 Sam Baum

Junior Varsity 8

C Chandler Craig

8 Will Johnson

7 Alex Shoemaker

6 Roman Shor

5 Joshua Sowick

4 James Paci

3 Brendan Baker

2 Nadin Sahic

1 Edward Keller

Freshman 8

C Alix Pruzansky

8 Jay Clapp

7 Tim Simon

6 Pat Kneeland

5 Bayard Wilson

4 Greg Tainter

3 J.P. Beaulac

2 Derek Goldnitz

1 Alex Wong

Next Up

Penn will head to Boston to face Northeastern in the Burk Cup, Saturday, May 19.