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Heavyweight Crew Heads to Brown for Atalanta Cup

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Men's Heavyweight Rowing
Saturday, Apr. 21
- vs. Brown (Providence, R.I.)
The Dartmouth men's heavyweight team hit the road for the beginning of a tough road stretch over the next two weeks. The Big Green travel to Providence, R.I., to take on Brown in the battle for the Atalanta Cup.

Schedule of Events
Varsity Four + -
8:00 a.m. 
Freshman Eight + -
8:20 a.m.
Second Varsity Eight +-
8:40 a.m.
First Varsity Eight + -
9:00 a.m.

Big Green Tidbits
Tough Road Stretch Begins -
The heavyweight crew team opens up a tough stretch as they head into the final weeks of the regular-season. The Big Green will take on a tough Brown squad this week and travel to Wisconsin to face the always tough Badgers and MIT next weekend.

Dartmouth Drops Bill Cup - Boston University claimed the Bill Cup last weekend in Hanover. The Big Green finished second in each of the varsity races. Dartmouth was looking for its first Bill Cup win since 2005.

Atalanta Cup on Deck - The Big Green will battle Brown for the Atalanta Cup this weekend. Dartmouth last claimed the Cup in 2003 and has only claimed it twice since 1967, although Dartmouth dominated the series back in the 50s.

CMax Rankings Released - This week's CMax rankings were released on Wednesday (April 18). The Big Green checks in at No. 15 with the first varsity eight 17.0 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 18). Ivy League foes, Harvard (No. 2), Brown (No. 4), Princeton (T-No. 5), Yale (T-No. 5), Cornell (No. 11) Columbia (No. 14) and Penn (No. 16) are also ranked. Additionally, Big Green opponents Wisconsin (No. 7), Boston University (No. 12) and Syracuse (No. 13) are also ranked.

First EARC Seedings Out - The first EARC seeding poll was released on April 18. Dartmouth's varsity eight and second varsity eight check in at No. 12 while the freshman eight is at No. 9.

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: Jesse Reisner, 7-Jack Heise, 6-Ryan Ganongr, 5-Matthew Oatway, 4-Samuel Seehof, 3-Graeme Calloway, 2-Mike Odokara-Okigbo, 1-David Mulrey

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

Third Varsity Four +: Cox: Kristine Abo, Stroke: Rahul Raina, 3-Tim Brown, 2-James Reed, 1-Max Goldberg

Upcoming Schedule
April 28 - at Wisconsin, vs. MIT (Cochrane Cup) - Madison, Wis.
May 13 - at EARC Sprints - Worcester, Mass.