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Men's Heavweight Crew Opens 2012 Campaign

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Men's Heavyweight Rowing
Saturday, Mar. 30
- vs. Holy Cross, Columbia, MIT
(Orchard Beach, Pelham, N.Y.)

The Dartmouth men's heavyweight team kicks off the 2012 competition season with races against Holy Cross, Columbia and MIT on Saturday at Orchard Beach in Pelham, N.Y.

Schedule of Events
Varsity 4+ - 4:50 p.m.
Novice 8+  - 5:10 p.m.
Second Varsity 8+ -5:30 p.m.
First Varsity 8+ -5:50 p.m.

Big Green Tidbits
For Starters -
The Big Green will be opening the season racing Holy Cross for the fifth consecutive season. The last time Dartmouth didn't open with Holy Cross was in 2007 when they opened with Yale. Saturday's meet marks the first time that the Crusaders and Big Green will also be racing other boats at the dual.

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 of 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.  

Two Home Races on Tap - Dartmouth crew fans will have two instances in which they can catch the Big Green on the Connecticut River this season. The men will host Boston University and Rutgers on April 14 and 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.

Probably Lineups
First Varsity 8 +:
Cox: Ellie Levey, Stroke: Jesse Reisner, 7-Quinn Harper
6-Tyler Maloney, 5-Hunter Dray, 4-Joseph Polwrek, 3-Graeme Calloway, 2-Matthew Gallira, 1-Brendan Stoner

Second Varsity 8+: Cox: Julia Herringer, Stroke: Nate Kania, 7-Jack Heise, 6-John Strizich, 5-EJ Miller, 4-Ryan Ganong, 3-Matthew Oatway, 2-Mike Odokara-Okigbo, 1-David Mulrey

Novice 8+: Cox: Alexander Steele, Stroke: Andrew Kenealy, 7-Robert Truesdale, 6- Stuart Maeder, 5- Richard Newsome-White, 4-Henry Franco, 3-Bryan Rogers, 2- Maximilian Kinne, 1- Paul Champeau

Upcoming Schedule
Apr. 7 - at Yale (Olympic Axe) - New Haven, Conn.
April 14 - vs. Boston University/Rutgers (Bill Cup)  - Hanover, N.H.