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Home Races on Tap For Lightweight Crew

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By Gil Talbot

Men's Lightweight Rowing
Saturday, Apr. 21
- vs. Yale (Hanover, N.H.)
Sunday, April 22
- vs. Columbia (Hanover, N.H.)

The Dartmouth men's lightweight team hosts back-to-back races against Yale and Columbia on the Connecticut River in Hanover, N.H., this weekend. Both races are Cup races for the Big Green. The Durand Cup is on the line against Yale on Saturday and the Subin Cup is up for grabs against Columbia on Sunday.

Schedule of Events (Saturday)
First Freshman Eight +
- 10:00 a.m.
Second Varsity Eight +
- 10:20 a.m.
First Varsity Eight + 
- 10:40 a.m.
Third Varsity Fours +
- 11:00 a.m.

Schedule of Events (Sunday)
Third Varsity Fours +
- 10:00 a.m. (Tentative)
First Freshman Eight +
- 10:20 a.m.
Second Varsity Eight +
- 10:40 a.m.
First Varsity Eight + 
- 11:00 a.m.

Raceday Spectator Information
-All spectators must use the shuttle bus from parking as described below.  NO dogs allowed on the shuttle bus, sorry.

-Spectators must park at the Garipay Rugby Fields parking lot.  A shuttle bus will take them to the finish line area on the river's edge below the Chieftain Motor Lodge.  There is NO parking at the Chieftain for spectators.  The motel kindly allows us access to the river so long as we park elsewhere, please relay this to your supporters.  The walk from the shuttle drop off to the river is down a steep hill on a dirt road.

-The Garipay Fields are off of Route 10 just north of Hanover.  Take the first right off of the first traffic circle, then the next right into the parking area.  Landmarks include:  golf course on the left, driving range on the right, a CO-OP grocery store on the far right corner of the traffic circle.

Big Green Tidbits
Home Sweet Home -
The men's lightweight squad opens its three-race homestand on the Connecticut River in Hanover, N.H. The Big Green's three home races this season are the most since 2010. Dartmouth has won at least one home race in each of the last three seasons.

Racing Well - The Big Green are having a strong start to the spring slate and showcased that last weekend against Harvard and MIT. The Big Green won two of the three varsity races against Harvard and was right with the Crimson in the varsity eight race which they lost by only a few seconds. Harvard's varsity eight entered the race as the No. 1 crew in the country.

First Up the Durand Cup - The Big Green will take on Yale on Saturday (April 21) for the Durand Cup, its second Cup race of the season. The Big Green is seeking its third consecutive Durand cup and has won three of the last five races against the Bulldogs.  In the 2010 race in Hanover, the race was so close upon video review it was called a dead heat. 

Subin Cup On The Line - Dartmouth will take on Columbia on Sunday (April 22) for the Subin Cup. The Big Green have won the last two Subin Cups and overall have won the Cup 15 times with the first win coming in 1987.

Short Turnaround - This weekend's back-to-back races mark the first time Dartmouth has raced on consecutive days this season. Historically, the lightweight team has back-to-back racing days one weekend during the regular season.

Movin' On Up - The Big Green are at No. 5 in the latest USRowing Collegiate Poll released on Wednesday (April 18). Harvard earned the top spot while Ivy League foes; Yale (No. 2), Cornell (No. 4), Princeton (No. 6), Columbia (No. 7) and Penn (No. 10) are also ranked this week. Additionally, non-league opponents Delaware (No. 9) and MIT (No. 11) are also ranked.

Welcome to the Big Green Team - The lightweight squad features eight newcomers this season. The Big Green add Dario Aharpour (La Jolla, Calif.), Chris Calkins (Concord, Mass.), Julian Danziger (New York, N.Y.), Nash Larmoyeux (Palm Beach, Fla.), James Mock (Mattapoisett, Mass.), Austin Moore (West Chester, Pa.), Zach Nelson (Singapore) and Zachary Queen (McLean, Va.). 

Dartmouth Opens Season Ranked No. 8 in USRowing Collegiate Poll - The Big Green, earned a No. 8 ranking in the first poll of the 2012 season released on March 28. The poll ranks the top men's lightweight varsity eights throughout the country. Harvard has the top boat while Princeton, Yale, Georgetown and Cornell round out the top five. Other league boats receiving rankings are Columbia at No. 7, and Penn at No. 10

Three Chances to See the Big Green at Home This Season- Dartmouth crew fans will have three instances in which they can catch the Big Green on the Connecticut River this season. The lightweight men will host Yale on April 21, Columbia on April 22 and will close the home slate against Cornell on April 28. The last time Dartmouth had three home races was during the 2010 season.   

Leader of the Pack - Head coach Dan Roock returns for his fourth season as the man in charge of the Dartmouth lightweight crew team. Former Dartmouth rower, Emerson Curry, who has been a member of the staff since 2010, and Jason Cottingham, who is a volunteer assistant coach, assist Roock.

Probably Lineups
First Varsity 8 +:
Cox Andrea Daley, Stroke: Josh Konieczny, 7- Henry Luehrman, 6- Ian Accomando, 5-Josh Sans, 4-Lowell Reeve, 3 -Colin Heneghan, 2-Phil Grisdela, Bow- Sam Morris

Second Varsity 8+: Cox Megan Jang, Stroke-Rajas Kane, 7-Ryan Archer, 6-Brendan Murphy, 5-Brian Frake, 4-Hank Savage, 3-Drew Wong 2-Ken Greim, Bow-Eric Edelstein

Third Varsity 4 +:  Cox Liz Aviv, Stroke-Jackson Berler, 3-Peter Lee, 2 -Chase Weidner, Bow-Hunter Kappel

First Freshmen 8+: Cox: Liz Treacy, Stroke: Austin Moore, 7 -James Mock, 6 -Julian Danziger, 5-Paul Frasel, 4 -Brendan Goldrick, 3- Doug Payne, 2 -Bassel Zikry, Bow- Chris Calkins

Second Freshmen 8+: Cox: Suyash Bulchandani, 8- Nash Lamoyeux, 7- Zachary Queen 6-Wills Russell, 5-Hunter van Adelsberg, 4-Robert Meyer, 3- Jamie Yang, 2- Christian Chai, Bow: Zach Nelson

Upcoming Schedule
April 28 - Cornell (Baggaley Bowl) - Hanover, N.H.
May 13 -
at EARC Sprints - Worcester, Mass.