Men's Heavyweight Rowing Hosts the Blackwell Cup on Saturday

PHILADELPHIA - This Saturday, the University of Pennsylvania men’s heavyweight rowing team competes in its final race until EARC Sprints on May 13. Penn hosts Columbia and Yale in the Blackwell Cup hosted by the Class of 1967 on Saturday morning.

The History

The Blackwell Cup is the second-oldest cup race that Penn competes in; the first race took place back in 1927. The Quakers have 34 victories in this race: however, Yale holds the all-time cup lead with 38 wins. Penn and Yale have combined to win 72 of the 75 Blackwell Cups. Last year, the Elis took first place, clocking at 6:09.80, followed by Penn (6:20.12) and Columbia (6:26.9). Yale has won the race the last four years and Penn has finished second each time. The Quakers’ last victory came in 2002, when they edged Yale by two seconds.

Last Time Out

Last Saturday in the Childs Cup, the varsity 8 finished second in a time of a 6:18.7. Princeton won the race, coming in at 6:07.38. Penn’s second varsity 8 brought home a victory, crossing the finish line at 6:25.29 – five seconds ahead of Princeton.

Race Schedule

9:20 a.m. Freshmen 8

9:40 a.m. Junior Varsity 8

10:00 a.m. Varsity 8

10:20 a.m. Second Freshman 8

Penn Probable Lineups

Varsity 8

C Noah Polsky

8 Sam Baum

7 Adam Jones

6 Ronald Williams

5 Jim Daughdrill

4 Neil McPeak

3 Nate Fox

2 Ben Nace

1 Nadin Sehic

Junior Varsity 8

C Chandler Craig

8 Marcus Pochettino

7 Jay Salerno

6 Alex Shoemaker

5 Roman Shor

4 Will Probasco

3 James Paci

2 Edward Keller

1 Will Johnson

Freshman 8

C Alix Pruzansky

8 Alex Wong

7 Jay Clapp

6 Tim Simon

5 Pat Kneeland

4 Bayard Wilson

3 Brendan Baker

2 J.P. Beaulac

1 Derek Goldnitz

Next Up

Penn will take the next two weekends off for reading days and finals and also prepare for the EARC Sprints in Worcester, Mass. on May 13. Sprints are hosted by the Classes of 1962 and 1992.

A spectator bus to the finish line will be leaving from 34th and Walnut at 8:45 a.m. The spectator bus will return to campus at 10:40 a.m. with a brief stop at the boathouse.