Quakers Race No. 2 Princeton for Wood-Hammond Cup

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PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania men’s lightweight rowing team returns to action on Saturday, April 23rd to compete for the Wood-Hammond Cup alongside No. 2 Princeton and 10th-ranked Georgetown in Princeton, N.J. Races are set to begin at 11:10 a.m. on Lake Carnegie.

The Wood-Hammond Cup is rowed annually by Penn and Princeton dating back to its establishment in 1941 and has been contested every year with the exception of 1943-45. The Quakers have claimed the cup on 12 occasions while Princeton has earned 60 wins. Penn last won the regatta in 2005 when it was contested in Philadelphia, Pa. on the Schuylkill River.

The 7th-ranked Quakers have faced some of the toughest competition in the nation in back-to-back weekends including Cornell, Yale and Columbia for the Matthews-Leonard Cup and Dodge Cup, respectively. Princeton is ranked No. 2 while the Quakers come in at No. 7 in the US Rowing Collegiate poll as of April 21st.

Saturday’s regatta marks the third of four straight weekends of competition for the Quakers as they ready for the Eastern Springs and IRA at the end of the season. The Quakers competed for the Dodge Cup in on the Schuylkill River last weekend and will take on Navy on April 30th for the Callow Cup.

Schedule of Events – Saturday, April 23rd

Penn Lightweight Men vs. Princeton & Georgetown, Princeton, N.J.
11:10 a.m. - Fourth, Fifth & Sixth Varsity
11:25 a.m. - Third Varsity
11:40 a.m. - Second Varsity
11:55 a.m. - First Varsity (Wood-Hammond Trophy)

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Download: Boatings - 4_23_16 Wood Hammond Cup.pdf