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Lightweight Crew Seeks National Championship

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By Emily Van Gemeren '11

This WeekMen's Lightweight Rowing
Thurs.-Sat., May 31-June 2
- at IRA National Championship (Camden, N.J.)

The Dartmouth men's lightweight crew team looks to improve on its third place finish at Nationals last season when they take to the Cooper River for IRA's this weekend. The three-day regatta begins on Thursday (May 31) and runs through Saturday (June 2).The lightweight competition takes place on Saturday (June 2).

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Schedule of Events
Saturday (June 2)

First Varsity Eight (Heat 1) -
7:00 a.m.
First Varsity Four (Heat 1) -
7:30 a.m.
First Varsity Four (Heat 2) -
7:42 a.m.

First Varsity Four (Petite Final) -
12:00 p.m.
First Varsity Four (Grand Final) -
12:15 p.m.
First Varsity Eight (Grand Final) -
12:30 p.m.

Big Green Tidbits
Big Green In the Hunt For National Championship
- The Big Green is looking to capture its first national championship this weekend at the 2012 IRA National Championship regatta. Dartmouth's first varsity eight is coming off a second- place finish at the EARC Sprints on May 13.

Recapping EARC Sprints - Dartmouth had an excellent showing at the 2012 EARC Sprints on May 13. Dartmouth's first varsity eight battled top-ranked Harvard down to the wire for the title but fell just 2.18 seconds short of upsetting the Crimson. The Big Green's second varsity eight and freshman eight also raced in the grand finals, both earning sixth-place finishes. 

Big Green First Varsity Eight Earns All-Ivy Honors - By virtue of its second-place finish at the EARC sprints the members of Dartmouth's first varsity eight earned All-Ivy honors. Those earning the recognition are: Cox: Andrea Daley (Niskayuna, N.Y.), Stroke - Josh Konieczny (Milbury, Ohio), 7-Henry Luehrman (Belmont, Mass.), 6-Ian Accomando (Andover, Mass.), 5- Josh Sans (Princeton, Mass.), 4- Lowell Reeve (Manchester, Mass.), 3- Colin Heneghan (Pittsford, N.Y.), 2-Phil Grisdela (Great Falls, Va.) and Bow - Sam Morris (Newburyport, Mass.).

2011 IRA Recap - The Big Green is looking to improve on its third-place finish at IRA's last season. Dartmouth advanced to the grand final after taking second in its heat with a time of 5:53.04. The Big Green took third in the grand final with a time of 5:41.86, just two seconds off the winning pace of the crew from Yale.

Big Green Alum Headed to London for 2012 Olympics - Anthony Fahden '08 has punched his ticket to the 2012 London Olympics as a member of the lightweight four. Fahden, who will row with three other former Ivy League rowers, earned the spot after winning the finals at the 2012 Olympic Qualification regatta in Switzerland on May 22.

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 two races this season. The Big Green's first varsity eight enters the IRA National Championship with a 4-2 record with its lone losses coming to top-ranked Harvard back on April 14 and in the grand final at EARC Sprints.

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 nationals 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 five 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 eights 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

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

Upcoming Schedule
Season Complete