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Lightweight Crew Opens 2012 Season

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By Gil Talbot
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Men's Lightweight Rowing
Saturday, Apr. 7
- vs. Delaware (Lake Lilinonah, Conn.)

The Dartmouth men's lightweight team opens the 2012 spring campaign this season when it travels to Lake Lilinonah in Connecticut to race Delaware.

Schedule of Events
Freshman Eight +
- 2:45 p.m.
Second Varsity 8 +
(with Dartmouth's 3V8 as guest) - 3:05 p.m.
First Varsity 8 + 
- 3:25 p.m.
Second Freshman 4+s
- 3:45 p.m.

Big Green Tidbits
For Starters -
The Big Green will be opening the season racing Delaware for the second consecutive season. Dartmouth has raced the Blue Hens in one of the first two races of the season in each of the last seven seasons including this one. The lone season the Big Green didn't open with Delaware was 2010 but they did race the Blue Hens in the second race of the season.

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. Roock is assisted by former Dartmouth rower, Emerson Curry, who has been a member of the staff since 2010, and Jason Cottingham who is a volunteer assistant coach.

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

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 8 +: - Cox Elizabeth Aviv, Stroke-Hunter Kappel, 7-Jackson Berler, 6 -Peter Lee, 5-Christian Van Dyke, 4-Alex Olesen, 3-Chris Hopkins, 2-Tim Sweeney, Bow-Chase Weidner

Freshman 8+: Cox: Liz Treacy, Stroke: Julian Danziger, 7 -Chris Calkins, 6 -Austin Moore, 5-James Mock, 4 -Hunter van Adelsberg, 3- Nash Larmoyeux, 2 -Zach Queen, Bow-Doug Payne

Freshman 4+ - Cox: Suyash Bulchandani, 4-Wills Russell, 3 -Bassel Zikry, 2 -Christian Chai, Bow: John Conley

Freshman 4+ - Cox: Natalie Haim, 4 -Jamie Yang, 3 -Paul Frazel, 2-Zach Nelson, Bow: Rob Meyer

Upcoming Schedule
April 14 - at Harvard, vs. MIT (Biglin Bowl) - Cambridge, Mass.
April 21- Yale (Durand Cup) - Hanover, N.H.