Senior Day for Lightweights on the Schuylkill Saturday

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PHILADELPHIA - For 11 seniors on the University of Pennsylvania men's lightweight rowing team, Saturday will mark their final race on the Schuylkill River. Led by the Class of 2010, the Quakers will aim to take back the Callow Cup from Navy, while also taking on Philadelphia foe Saint Joseph's.

A week after taking on the top-ranked team in the nation, the No. 8 Quakers will face No. 3 Navy in addition to No. 14 Saint Joseph's. The regatta beings at 9:20 a.m. with the third varsity race. The novice 8 boats start at 9:40 a.m., followed by the second varsity at 10 a.m. The first varsity is the final race of the morning, set for 10:20 a.m. A complete schedule and a list of Penn's tentative boatings can be found below.

A spectator bus will leave from 38th and Spruce St at 8:30 a.m. For those who cannot attend Saturday, fans can listen to live play-by-play of the races by clicking the link above or by calling (605) 715-4900. The pass code is 575719. Press # after entering the pass code. Both methods are free!

The Callow Cup was established in 1955, in honor of Russell “Rusty” Callow, who coached at both Penn and the U.S. Naval Academy. Callow retired following the 1959 season after being associated with rowing for more than 50 years. At Navy, he put together the longest string of victories in history. Until Navy’s loss to Penn in the Adams Cup regatta in 1955, the Midshipmen had won 31 straight races, including the finals of the 1952 Olympic Games.

Navy and Penn have competed for the cup nearly every year since its inception with the Midshipmen claiming 28 cups to Penn’s 26. Navy has won the cup nine straight times with Penn’s last victory coming in 2000 on the Severn River. Last year in Annapolis, Md., the Quakers were within reach of the Midshipmen throughout the first varsity race. However, Navy held off the the Red and Blue for the Callow Cup with a winning time of 6:03.10 to Penn's 6:08.16.

Last week on Lake Carnegie, No. 1 Princeton kept the Wood-Hammond Trophy by gaining an early lead. Penn was in second until the final 500 meters when a big push by the Hoyas pulled them close to the Tigers, but Princeton won with a time of 5:44.5. Georgetown was two seconds behind and Penn finished in 5:53.8.

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

Race Schedule
9:20 Third Varsity
9:40 Novice 8
10:00 Second Varsity
10:20 First Varsity

Tentative Penn Boatings
Varsity 8
Cox - Jason Bernstein
Stroke - Mike Fisher
7 - Adam Funk
6 - Hurst Nuckols
5 - Nate Keane
4 - Peter Ciullo
3 - Oliver Hurd
2 - Adam Neinstein
Bow - Andrew McGrath

Novice 8
Cox - Josh Ramos
Stroke - Nico Mihalich
7 - Mark Gannon
6 - Ray Andruszko
5 - Andrew Bauder
4 - James Shovlin
3 - Kevin Grant
2 - Mike Kozlow
Bow - Sean Travers

Second Varsity 8
Cox - Dominic Nucci
Stroke - Matt Crump
7 - Marshall McNabb
6 - Paul Rivenburgh
5 - Brad Adams
4 - Andrew Voss
3 - Paul Shay
2 - Dave Mannion
Bow - Will Cooper

Third Varsity
Cox - Lin He
Stroke - Boyan Makarenko
7 - Jamie Napoli
6 - Ryan Taras
5 - Vinny Valant
4 - Jordan Martin
3 - Ben McGuire
2 - Kevin Chang
Bow - Matt Cabrera

Download: Rowing Program.pdf