Wood-Hammond Cup on the Line Saturday for Lightweights

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PHILADELPHIA - Another tough matchup lies ahead for the University of Pennsylvania men's lightweight rowing team as they get set to take on rival Princeton for the Wood-Hammond Cup on Saturday on Lake Carnegie.

Penn will compete in four races on Saturday. The third varsity will start the day at 10 a.m., and will be followed by the freshman race at 10:20 a.m. The second varsity boats will start at 10:40 a.m., while the Wood-Hammond Cup will be up for grabs at 11 a.m.

If you are unable to cheer on the lightweights in person, you can listen to the Princeton broadcast of the races by phone at 609-436-4171 or at this link: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/princeton.portal#.

This will be the 67th Wood-Hammond Cup race dating back to 1941. Princeton has brought home the cup on 55 occasions, including each of the last six years. Penn has won this race 11 times with the last Quakers victory coming in 2005 on the Schuylkill River. Georgetown has now competed as a guest in this race in six of the last eight years.

Last year, Penn placed second in the Wood-Hammond Cup race on the Schuylkill River. The Quakers topped No. 6 Georgetown, but No. 1 Princeton took home the trophy. The trio of teams competed through a light wind and rain. No. 10 Penn was unable to keep pace with the Tigers, but eventually grew a comfortable advantage over Georgetown as the Quakers finished in 5:48.4. The guest Hoyas finished the course in 5:51.6 and Princeton won with a time of 5:43.5.

Last week, No. 9 Penn finished third to No. 2 Yale and No. 7 Columbia in the Dodge Cup. The Bulldogs led wire-to-wire and the Quakers suffered from a slow start that they were not able to recover from. Yale won with a time of 5:57.3 - two seconds ahead of the host Lions. Penn finished at 6:12.2. However, the third varsity helped the Quakers finish on a high note. Penn fell behind early, but posted a come-from-behind victory with a winning time of 6:41.1. Yale finished in 6:45.6.

A full recap of the Wood-Hammond Cup races can be found at PennAthletics.com following the conclusion of the day's events.

Tentative Race Schedule
10 a.m. - 3V
10:20 a.m. - 1F
10:40 a.m. - 2V
11 a.m. - 1V Wood-Hammond Cup

Tentative Boatings

Bow - McGrath, Andrew
2 - Mihalich, Nico
3 - Hurd, Oliver
4 - Shovlin, James
5 - Shaw, Sam
6 - Nuckols, Hurst
7 - Seigel, Zack
Stroke - Fisher, Mike
Cox - Nucci, Dominic

Second Varsity
Bow - Chan, Alan
2 - McGuire, Ben
3 - McGinley, Alec
4 - Sezgen, Eric
5 - Travers, Sean
6 - Smith, TJ
7 - Gannon, Mark
Stroke - Napoli, Jamie
Cox - Beauchamp, Amy

Bow- Ogiony, Emmet
2 - Lisle, Matt
3 - Dignam, Mark
4 - Cosio, Alex
5 - Lange, Parker
6 - Schwarz, Dan
7 - Miller, Adam
Stroke - David, Jacque
Cox - Calcagni, Carlo

Third Varsity
Bow- Song, Peter
2 - Cabrera, Matt
3 - Farrel, Ryan
4 - Myslinski, Scott
5 - Callis, George
6 - Andruszko, Ray
7 - Shepherd, Sam
Stroke - Shoener, Charles
Cox - Dembowitz, Josh