Sunday, May 13 - at EARC Sprints (Worcester, Mass.)
The Dartmouth men's lightweight team looks to gain some speed and wrap up a spot at the 2012 IRA National Championship at the EARC Sprints this weekend on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass.
Schedule of Events
Freshman Eight - 9:24 a.m.
Second Varsity Eight - 10:12 a.m.
First Varsity Eight - 12:00 p.m.
Second Freshman Eight Grand Final - 1:10 p.m.
Third Varsity Eight Grand Final - 1:40 p.m.
Freshman Eight Petite Final - 2:10 p.m.
Freshman Eight Grand Final - 2:25 p.m.
Second Varsity Eight Petite Final - 3:22 p.m.
Second Varsity Eight Grand Final - 3:37 p.m.
First Varsity Eight Petite Final - 5:16 p.m.
First Varsity Eight Grand Final - 5:31 p.m.
Big Green Tidbits
Dartmouth Looks to Make Noise at Sprints - The Big Green are in prime position to make lots of noise at this weekend's EARC Sprints. The Big Green, whose first varsity eight enters the weekend ranked second in the nation, has placed in the top five at Sprints each of the last two seasons and was runner-up last season.
Sprints Format - The format for the 2012 EARC sprints is the same as in past years. There will be heats and the top three boats from each heat will advance to the grand final, with the next three boats going to the petite final. The other crews will race in the third level final.
2011 Sprints Recap - The Big Green had a very successful weekend at the 2011 Sprints. Dartmouth finished second at the Sprints its fifth time in the Grand Final since 2006 and its best result since wining the Sprints in 2007. Dartmouth was just a second behind the Harvard crew that won the event.
Solid Cup Season For the Lightweights - The Dartmouth lightweight squad had a solid Cup season, bringing home three of the four Cups that they race for throughout the regular season. The Big Green claimed the Baggaley Bowl (Cornell), Durand Cup (Yale) and Subin Cup (Columbia) this season. The only Cup that the Big Green didn't bring back to Hanover was the Biglin Bowl, which they barely lost to Harvard.
First Varsity Eight is In the Groove - Dartmouth's top boat has been solid throughout the year and has only dropped one race this season. The Big Green's first varsity eight enters EARC Sprints with a 4-1 record with its lone loss coming to top-ranked Harvard back on April 14.
Eyeing a Harvard Rematch - The Big Green will have a chance for a rematch with the Crimson this weekend. Harvard is the only crew to have defeated the Big Green's varsity eight this season. Entering the weekend, the Big Green and Crimson come into Sprints as the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked crews in the country, respectively.
Movin' On Up - The Big Green are at No. 2 in the latest USRowing Collegiate Poll released on May 2. Harvard earned the top spot while Ivy League foes; Princeton (No. 4), Yale (No. 5), Cornell (No. 6), Columbia (No. 8) and Penn (No. 9) are also ranked this week. Additionally, non-league opponents Delaware (No. 10) and MIT (No. 12) are also ranked.
CMax Ranking Released - This week's CMax rankings have the Big Green as the second fastest boat in the country, trailing Ivy League foe, Harvard by just 2.1 seconds. Dartmouth has been the second fastest boat in the country each of the last three weeks.
EARC Seedings Released - The final EARC seeding poll was released on May 2 and the Big Green's varsity eight checks in at No. 2, while its second varsity eight is at No. 4. The freshman eight is at No. 10 while the second freshman eight checks in at No. 4.
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.
May 31-June 2 - at IRA Nationals - Camden, N.J.