Heavyweights Look To Defend Olympic Axe

Heavyweights Look To Defend Olympic Axe

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – This Saturday the Yale heavyweight crew team will have its second race of the season, its first at home.  With the reshuffle now closed, lineups are set for Saturday as the Bulldogs take on the Dartmouth Big Green.  Yale has won the Olympic Axe for the past three years and is looking at this weekend with hopes of making it four.

Following a 7:00 a.m. coxswain weigh-in and lane draw, the races will go off in the following order: 

9:00 HWT 3V

(9:20 LWT 3V)

9:40 HWT 1F

(10:00 LWT 1F)

10:20 HWT 2V

(10:40 LWT 2V)

11:00 HWT 1V

(11:20 LWT 1V)

11:40 HWT 4V/2F

After racing has concluded, a new Empacher 8+ will be dedicated in honor of Joe Bouscaren '79.  Bouscaren is a former Yale oarsman and one of the main characters in David Halberstam's popular rowing novel The Amateurs. The christening will take place at 12:45 p.m.

Yale's Gilder Boathouse is located at 280 Roosevelt Drive in Derby, Conn.  Directions can be found here. Spectator buses will leave from Payne Whitney Gymnasium.

Report filed by Yale Sports Publicity