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This Week in Dartmouth Rowing
Sat, April 13
Men’s Lightweight- vs. Harvard/MIT (Hanover, N.H.)
Men’s Heavyweight – at Yale (New Haven, Conn.)
Women – at Boston University, vs. Yale, vs. Clemson  (Cambridge, Mass.)

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The Dartmouth crew teams continue the racing season this weekend. All teams will again be in action highlighted by the men’s lightweight team hosting the lone home event for the crew teams. The Big Green welcome Harvard and MIT to the Connecticut River on Saturday. The heavyweight team will travel to Yale while the women’s squad makes the short trip to Boston University.

Racing Schedules
Men’s Lightweight
9:00 a.m.-Freshman Eight
9:20 a.m. – First Varsity 8+
9:40 a.m.-Second Varsity 8+
10:00 a.m. – Third Varsity 8+

Men’s Heavyweight
9:00 a.m.–First Varsity 4+
9:20 a.m. – Third Varsity 8+
9:40 a.m.-Second Varsity 8+
10:00 a.m.- First Varsity 8+

9:06 a.m. – First Varsity 8+
9:30 a.m.-Second Varsity 8+
9:54 a.m. – First Varsity 4+
10:42 a.m. –Third Varsity 8+

Big Green Tidbits
Lone Home Race on Tap –
The Dartmouth lightweight crew will race in the lone home race of the spring season when they welcome Harvard and MIT to Hanover and the Connecticut River this weekend. The race will pit two of the nation’s top lightweight crews in the Harvard and Dartmouth first varsity eights. Last season, the boats finished first and second at the IRA National Championships.

If You’re Planning on Watching Saturday’s Race – You can park at the Rugby Clubhouse and shuttle vans will provide transportation to the Chieftain. There will NO spectator parking available at the Chieftain. To get to the Dartmouth Rugby Clubhouse:
1. Take Lyme Road/Route 10 North
2.At the first traffic circle, take the first exit onto Reservoir Road and the Clubhouse is at 9 Reservoir Road.

Women’s Second Varsity Eight Sweeps on Opening Weekend – The Dartmouth women’s second varsity eight opened the season strong with wins over Rhode Island and Rutgers as well as Columbia and Northeastern last weekend. The Big Green’s second boat joined the second varsity four as Dartmouth’s two boats to pick up wins over the weekend. The second varsity four also swept the competition.

Heavyweight Varsity Four Picks Up Win – The heavyweight varsity four opened the season with a win defeating MIT’s top four with a time of 7:08.7, nearly 12 seconds ahead of the MIT crew.

Lightweight Varsity Eight Opens Strong – The lightweight varsity eight picked up a win in its first race of the season defeating Delaware by three seconds with a time of 5:17.5. Last season, the only race the Big Green dropped was to rival Harvard.

Familiar Face – There will be a familiar face on the Harvard staff as former Big Green rower, Ian Accomando, is a volunteer assistant coach. Accomando was a member of the first varsity eight that won the silver medal at the IRA National Championship in 2012 and a bronze medal in 2011.

Cup Season Is Upon Us – This weekend is the beginning of cup season for the Big Green crew teams. The lightweights will race for the Biglin Bowl with Harvard and MIT while the heavyweights will look to take back the Olympic Axe from Yale this weekend in New Haven, Conn. The women’s team will also race for the Class of 1985 Cup with Yale and Harvard. Last season, the Big Green captured the Class of 1985 Cup in dramatic fashion for its first win since 1998. They are looking to keep it in Hanover with a win this weekend.

Dartmouth Women Receiving Votes in CRCA Poll – The Big Green women’s squad is receiving votes in this week’s edition of the CRCA/USARowing Coaches Poll. The Big Green have 20 votes in the weekly poll. The Ivy League is well represented as Princeton has a No. 5 ranking this week. Brown (9), Yale (10).  Harvard (11), Columbia (16) and Cornell (17) are also ranked this week.

Big Green Men Getting Votes Too! – The men’s heavyweight team first varsity eight is also ranked this week, maintaining its No. 17 ranking from last weekend. Each of the Ancient Eight squads is ranked with Brown leading the way at No. 3. The men’s lightweight rankings are also out and the Big Green check in at No.  6. Ivy foes, Harvard and Yale are at the top of the polls.

Welcome to the Team! – Among the three rowing squads, the Big Green will be welcoming a total of 49 freshmen to Hanover this season. The lightweight crew team adds 20 new members while the heavyweights will add 15 and the women will welcome 14. Welcome to Dartmouth and Hanover!

Healey Takes Over Lightweight Program – The Big Green welcomed Sean Healey to the lightweight crew family last summer, when he was named head coach, taking over for Dan Roock. Healy spent the previous six seasons as the freshman lightweight coach at his alma mater, Cornell.

Bordeau’s Return to Coach Heavyweights and Women’s SquadsWendy Bordeau and Topher Bordeau return to coach the women and men’s heavyweight squads. Wendy is entering her ninth season as head coach and is assisted by former Dartmouth rower, Anne Kennedy. Topher Bordeau is entering his eighth season at Dartmouth and is assisted by former Dartmouth rower, Andrew Hilton, who is in his third season.

Upcoming Events
Sat., April 20- at Yale (Durand Cup), New Haven, Conn.
Sun, April 21 – at Columbia (Subin Cup), Ridgefield Park, N.Y.

Sat., April 20 – at Boston University, vs. Rutgers (Bill Cup), Boston, Mass.

Sat., April 20-at Syracuse, vs. Radcliffe (O’Leary), Syracuse, N.Y.