This Week in Dartmouth Rowing
Sat, May 4
Men’s Heavyweight – at Cornell (Ithaca, N.Y), at Washington, vs. Cornell (Seattle, Wash.)
Men’s Lightweight- at Cornell (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Women – at Cornell (Ithaca, N.Y.), at Washington, vs. Cornell (Seattle, Wash.)
The Big Green crew teams will be bi-coastal this weekend as boats from all three squads will be competing in races both back on the East coast in Ithaca, N.Y. while the top two boats for women and heavyweight men will travel to the prestigious Windermere Cup hosted by Washington.
Men’s Lightweight (at Cornell)
8:45 a.m.–Third Varsity 8+
9:15 a.m. – First Varsity 8+
9:45 a.m.-Freshman 8+
10:15 a.m.- Second Varsity 8+
Men’s Heavyweight (at Cornell)
8:50 a.m. – Third Varsity 8+
10:20 a.m. – First Varsity 4+
Women (at Cornell)
9:20 a.m. – First Varsity 4+
9:50 a.m. – Second Varsity 4+
11:00 a.m. – Third Varsity 8+
Windermere Cup (Women and Heavyweight) – Pacific Time
11:15 a.m. - Second Varsity 8+
11:35 a.m. -First Varsity 8+
11:25 a.m. – Second Varsity 8+
11:45 a.m. – First Varsity 8+
Big Green Tidbits
Men’s Heavyweight and Women Split Up For Weekend – For the first time this season, several of the Big Green crews will split up for weekend races. The first and second varsity eight boats from the men’s heavyweight and women’s squads will travel to Seattle, Wash., for the 27th annual Windermere Cup, one of the premier regatta’s in the country. Both squads will send boats to Ithaca, N.Y. for races as well.
Heading West – The Big Green’s trip to the West Coast is the first trip out West for the crew teams during the regular-season in the last eight years. The teams have both traveled west for postseason racing.
Ivy League Heads To Windermere Cup – Dartmouth won’t be the only Ivy League team at the Windermere Cup this weekend as Ivy foe, Cornell, will also be making the trip to Seattle. This is the first time in Windermere Cup history that Washington will be racing the same teams on both the men’s and women’s sides and it is the first time in the history of the Cup that it won’t feature an international crew.
Cup Races On Tap – This weekend’s races with Cornell will feature several Cup races. The women’s varsity eight will race for the Parent Cup in addition to the Windermere Cup, while the lightweight men will battle the Big Red for the Baggaley Bowl. The women are looking to reclaim the Parent’s Cup for the first time since 2010 while the lightweights are looking to keep the Baggaley Bowl in Hanover where it has been for the last two seasons.
Homecoming For Healey – Dartmouth lightweight coach Sean Healey will be making the trip back to Cornell this weekend. Healey, in his first year at Dartmouth, spent six years at Cornell as the lightweight freshman coach prior to coming to Hanover. Healey is also a Cornell graduate, rowing for the Big Red from 2001-2005.
For Those Planning on Watching The Race In Ithaca – The Cornell Boathouse is at the end of 3rd St Extension, Ithaca, N.Y. The best spot to watch from is across the water in Cass Park. There is parking available along the road across the inlet from the boathouse.
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 seven votes in the weekly poll. The Ivy League is well represented as Princeton has a No. 7 ranking this week to lead the Ancient Eight schools. Harvard (8), Yale (9), Brown (12), Columbia (15) and Cornell (17) are also ranked.
Big Green Men Getting Votes Too! – The men’s heavyweight first varsity eight is ranked No 16 this week, maintaining its ranking from last week. Harvard leads the Ivy League contingent and is ranked No. 2. The men’s lightweight rankings are also out and the Big Green check in at No. 5. The Ivy League is well represented on the lightweight side, owning the top seven spots in the poll, with the Crimson checking in at No. 1 and Yale at No. 2.
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 Healy 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 Squads – Wendy 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, Andy Hilton, who is in his third season.
Sun., May 19- at Eastern Sprints, (Worcester, Mass.)
Sat., May 11- at Syracuse (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Sun., May 19- at Eastern Sprints (Worcester, Mass.)
Sun., May 19- at Ivy League Championships (Camden, N.J.)