Heavyweight Rowers Meet Syracuse and Cornell This Saturday
Captain Matt Fluhr
April 13, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy heavyweight rowing team will meet Syracuse and Cornell this Saturday in Syracuse, N.Y. Saturday's first varsity race will be for the Goes Trophy, while overall points winner will take home the Stagg Trophy.
Racing will begin at 8 a.m. this Saturday with the varsity race, followed by the second varsity at 8:20 a.m. The first freshman race will start at 8:40 a.m. with the third varsity and second freshman races following at 9 and 9:20 a.m., respectively.
The Last Time Out
For the second consecutive year, the Mids went undefeated at the George Washington Invitational. Navy crews finished first in all 11 races last weekend on the Potomac River, defeating George Washington, Holy Cross and Georgetown.
Navy's top crew is 9-3 this season and currently ranked No. 7 in the latest USRowing men's varsity eight poll. The Mids opened the season at the San Diego Crew Classic, where it took second in its heat race and went on to place third in the grand final behind only No.1-ranked Harvard and No. 3 Cal.
About the Goes and Stagg Trophies
The Goes Trophy was created by Syracuse graduate Clifford "Tip" Goes in 1955 to honor coaches James Ten Eyck of Syracuse, Charles Courtney of Cornell and Richard Glendon of Navy. The trophy is presented annually to the winner of the first varsity race between the three teams.
Navy, Syracuse and Cornell have also competed for the Stagg Trophy since 1967. The trophy, named for Norman G. Stagg, is presented to the team compiling the most overall points in the heavyweight races between the teams.
Navy has captured the Goes Trophy 24 times, while Cornell 21 and Syracuse 11. Last season in Ithaca, N.Y., Syracuse captured both the Goes and Stagg Trophies.
Navy will host Harvard and Penn on the Severn River next Saturday as the teams will vie for the Adams Cup.