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Men's Heavyweight Rowing
Saturday, Apr. 14
- vs. Boston University, Rutgers (Hanover, N.H.)

The Dartmouth men's heavyweight team will race on the Connecticut River for the first time this season when they welcome Boston University and Rutgers to Hanover, for the battle for the Bill Cup. Races are set to go off starting at 10:30 a.m.

Schedule of Events
Third Varsity Four + -
10:30 a.m.  (If necessary)
Freshman Eight + -
10:45 a.m.
Second Varsity Eight +-
11:00 a.m.
First Varsity Eight + -
11:15 a.m.

Big Green Tidbits
Home Sweet Home -
The heavyweight crew will be the first of the three Dartmouth crews to race at home this season. Saturday's race is the first of two home races for the heavyweights this season. They will also host Syracuse on May 20.

Dartmouth Drops Olympic Axe to Yale - The Big Green dropped its first Cup race of the season last weekend. Dartmouth was looking for its first Olympic Axe win since the inception of the award.

Battling For the Bill Cup - This weekend's races between Dartmouth and Boston University and Rutgers will be for the Bill Cup. The Bill Cup was first awarded in 1941. Boston University has claimed the last six Cups. Dartmouth is looking for its first win since 2005. The Big Green has won the Bill Cup 19 times.

CMax Rankings Released - The first edition of the 2012 CMax rankings were released on Wednesday (April 11). The Big Green checks in at No. 10 in the first poll with the Big Green's first varsity eight 14.8 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 this week's USRowing Collegiate Poll released on Wednesday (April 11). Ivy League foes, Harvard (No. 2), Princeton (No. 4), Brown (No. 6), Yale (No. 8), Cornell (No. 11) and Penn (No. 14) are also ranked. Additionally, Big Green opponents Wisconsin (T-No. 4), Boston University (No. 12) and Syracuse (No. 13) are also ranked.

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.  

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: Matthew Gallira, 7-Quinn Harper, 6-Tyler Maloney, 5-Hunter Dray, 4-John Strizich, 3-EJ Miller, 2-Joseph Polwrek, 1-Brendan Stoner

Second Varsity 8+: Cox: Reilly Bertasi, Stroke: Nate Kania, 7-Jack Heise, 6-Jesse Reisner, 5-Graeme Calloway, 4-Ryan Ganong, 3-Matthew Oatway, 2-Mike Odokara-Okigbo, 1-Brendan Stoner

Freshman 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
April 21- at Brown (Atalanta Cup) - Providence, R.I.
April 28 - at Wisconsin, vs. MIT (Cochrane Cup) - Madison, Wis.