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Heavyweights Host Syracuse for Packard Cup

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Men's Heavyweight Rowing
Sunday, May 20
- vs. Syracuse (Hanover, N.H.)

The Dartmouth men's heavyweight crew team will take to the Connecticut River one last time this season when they welcome Syracuse on Sunday (May 20). The Big Green and Orange will be racing for the Packard Cup in the final Cup race of the season.

Schedule of Events
Third Varsity Four + -
9:00 a.m. 
Freshman Eight + -
9:15 a.m.
Second Varsity Eight +-
9:30 a.m.
First Varsity Eight+
- 9:45 a.m.

Big Green Tidbits
Packard Cup on Tap -
The Big Green will race for its final Cup of the season when it welcomes Syracuse to the Connecticut River on Sunday (May 20). The Big Green are looking for their first Cup win this season and are looking to reclaim the Packard Cup, which they last won in 2009.

Big Green Race Well at EARC Sprints - Dartmouth is coming off a solid performance at the 2012 EARC Sprints. Dartmouth placed three boats in the petite finals, while the freshman boat raced in the third level finals. The second varsity eight placed fifth while the varsity eight placed sixth. The freshman took third in their final.

Dartmouth Looking to Bring Home Packard Cup - Dartmouth is looking to bring the Packard Cup back to Hanover, after losing the Cup last season. Dartmouth took the Cup in 2009, its first win in four seasons. The Big Green have claimed the Packard Cup 20 times since the Cup was activated in 1958.

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 Concludes Season at No. 15 in 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.

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.  

 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: Julia Herringer Stroke: Quinn Harper, 7-Matthew Gallira, 6-Joseph Polwrek, 5-Hunter Dray, 4-John Strizich, 3-David Mulrey, 2-Tyler Maloney, 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-Ej Miller, 2-Mike Odokara-Okigbo, 1-Matthew Oatway

Third Varsity 4+: Cox: Kristine Abo, 4-Samuel Seehof, 3-Tim Brown, 2-James Reed, 1-Max Goldberg

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
May 31-June 2 - at IRA National Championship - Camden, N.J.