Sunday, May 13- at EARC Sprints (Worcester, Mass.)
The Dartmouth men's heavyweight team looks to secure a spot in the 2012 IRA National Championships with a strong showing at the 2012 EARC Sprints this weekend. Racing will take place on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass.
Schedule of Events
Open 4 Grand - 8:24 a.m.
Freshman Eight - 10:00 a.m.
Second Varsity Eight - 10:36 a.m.
First Varsity Eight - 11:12 a.m.
Afternoon Finals begin at 1:10 p.m.
Big Green Tidbits
Big Green Head To EARC Sprints - The Big Green are looking to make some noise at the Sprints this weekend. Dartmouth is looking to place boats in the grand final for the first time since 2010. With a good showing at sprints, the Big Green can secure a bid to the 2012 IRA National Championships.
Sprints Format - The format for the 2012 EARC sprints is the same as in past years. There will be heats and the top three boats from each heat will advance to the grand final, with the next three boats going to the petite final. The other crews will race in the third level final.
Dartmouth Closes Regular Season in Wisconsin - The Big Green closed out the regular-season slate by racing Wisconsin and MIT for the Cochrane Cup. The Big Green dropped the Cochrane Cup but was competitive with a fast Wisconsin crew. The Big Green also raced Florida Tech last weekend, winning that race.
Recap of 2011 EARC Sprints - The Big Green's first varsity eight placed second in the petite final, while the second varsity eight placed third in the petite final. The second freshman boat advanced to the six-boat grand final and finished sixth while the first freshman crew was third in its heat and finished sixth in the petite final.
Looking to Reclaim the Magic of the 2010 Sprints - The Big Green are hoping to reclaim a little bit of the magic that they had at the 2010 sprints. The Big Green entered the racing as the No. 12 seed and in its heat blew away the competition, posting the fastest time in all three heats and earning a spot in the grand final. The second varsity earned a spot in the petite final, while the freshman eight took second in the third level final.
Sprints Another Chance at Ivy League Foes - This weekend's sprints will be a chance for the Big Green to get another shot at racing Ivy League foes, Brown and Yale. The Big Green will also see regular season foes, Boston University, Rutgers and MIT.
One Cup Race Left for the Big Green - The Big Green race for five Cups throughout the regular season and are down to just one Cup race left this season. Dartmouth races Brown for the Atalanta Cup, Boston University and Rutgers for the Bill Cup, MIT and Wisconsin for the Cochrane Cup, Yale for the Olympic Axe and Syracuse for the Packard Cup. The Big Green, who hasn't won a Cup this season, will have one more chance when they host Syracuse for the Packard Cup on May 20.
CMax Rankings Released - This week's CMax rankings have the Big Green at No. 15, 18.3 seconds behind leader, Washington. The CMax rankings are used to provide a relative estimate of how fast a team is.
Big Green at No. 15 in this Week's USRowing Collegiate Poll - The Dartmouth heavyweight crew's first varsity eight is ranked No. 15 in the latest USRowing Collegiate Poll released on May 2. Ivy League foes, Harvard (No. 2), Brown (No. 3), Cornell (No. 7), Princeton (No. 10), Yale (No. 12), Columbia (No. 14) and Penn (No. 16) are also ranked. Additionally, Big Green opponents Wisconsin (No. 6), Boston University (No. 13) and Syracuse (No. 11) are also ranked.
EARC Seedings Out - The third EARC seeding poll was released on May 3. Dartmouth's varsity eight and second varsity eight check in at No. 12 while the freshman eight is at No. 10.
Welcome to the Big Green Team - The heavyweight squad features 12 newcomers this season. The Big Green add rowers, Paul Champeau (Hillsborough, Calif.), Henry Franco (New Canaan, Conn.), Andrew Kenealy (Sudbury, Mass.), Maximilian Kinne (Longmeadow, Mass.), Stuart Maeder (Washington, D.C.), Alec Marchuk (Lake Placid, N.Y.), Richard Newsome-White (Christchurch, New Zealand) Brett Nicholas (Laguna Hills, Calif.) Bryan Rogers (Melville, N.Y.), and Robert Truesdale (Dover, Mass.). Alexander Steele (Orinda, Calif.) and Erica McGale (Irvine, Calif.) are both coxswains.
Dartmouth Opens Season Ranked No. 17 in USRowing Collegiate Poll - The Big Green, earned a No. 17 ranking in the first poll of the 2012 season released on March 28. The poll ranks the top men's varsity eights throughout the country. Harvard has the top boat while Washington, Cal, Princeton and Wisconsin round out the top five. Other league boats receiving votes are Yale at No. 6, Brown at No. 7, Cornell at No. 8, Columbia at No. 13 and Penn at No. 16.
One Home Race on Tap - Dartmouth crew fans will be able to see the Big Green on the Connecticut River one more time this season. Dartmouth will close the season by welcoming Syracuse to Hanover on May 20.
Leader of the Pack - Head coach Topher Bordeau returns for his sixth season as the man in charge of the Dartmouth heavyweight crew team. Bordeau is assisted by former Dartmouth rower, Andrew Hilton, who has been a member of the staff since 2010.
May 13 - at EARC Sprints - Worcester, Mass.
May 20 - vs. Syracuse - Hanover, N.H. (Packard Cup)