April 25, 2009
ITHACA, N.Y. - Yale's heavyweight crews raced at Cornell this weekend for the Carnegie Cup. The freshman eight took first place over Cornell and Princeton. The varsity eight finished second, behind Cornell and ahead of Princeton. The second varsity took third behind the two Ivy rivals. The third varsity finished second behind Cornell. Cornell took possession of the trophy in what proved to be another competitive regatta. Yale, Princeton and Cornell have each held the trophy in the last three years.
The freshman eight opened up the morning with a win. Stroked by Thomas Dethlefs and coxed by Emma McBurney, the freshman eight also included Joseph Alagna in seven seat, Benjamin Bowles in six, Jonathan Martin in five, Patrick O'Malley in four, Robert Macmillan in three, Keith Pfirrman in two and Django Broer-Hellermann in bow. They finished ahead of Cornell and Princeton.
Up next came the junior varsity eight. The second varsity of George Moran in stroke, Kier Evans in seven, Pieter Morgan in six, Lucas Spielfogel in five, Dominique Fenton in four, Antonio Sirianni in three, Duncan Logie in two, Matthew Barber in bow and Emily Flaxman as coxswain, finished in third place.
The varsity raced for the Carnegie Cup and came in second to Cornell and ahead of Princeton. The eight consisted of Derek Johnson (stroke), Erik Woelber (seven), Benjamin Ortiz (six), Andrew Collard (five), Matthew Ramlow (four), James Tormey (three), Henry Cole (two), Marcos Carzolio (bow) and Rebecca Burgoyne-Allen (cox).
The third varsity wrapped up the morning with a second-place finish to Cornell. The eight was stroked by Kristoffer Strauss and included Vincent Granata (seven), Nathaniel Reeve (six), Benjamin Grant (five), Nolan Maher (four), Patrick Vergara (three), Sean Riordan (two), Spyridon Mastroyannis (bow) and Francesca Yi (cox).
The Bulldogs now have two weeks of training before heading to Eastern Sprints in Worcester, Mass. They will use the next weeks to get both mentally and physically prepared for this de facto Ivy League championship.
Cornell - 5:47.7
Yale - 5:53.6
Princeton - 5:56.9
2nd Varsity 8:
Cornell - 5:47.8
Princeton - 5:48.3
Yale - 6:00.1
Cornell - 6:04.0
Yale - 6:11.7
Princeton - 6:11.8
Yale - 5:52.7
Cornell - 5:52.9
Princeton - 6:00.1
Report filed by Yale Sports Publicity