Stevenson Trophy On the Line For Heavyweight Rowers Sunday
April 27, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men's heavyweight rowing team will meet Columbia on Sunday on Lake Carnegie in Princeton, N.J., in its final race before the EARC Sprints in two weeks. Sunday's varsity eight race will be for the Stevenson Trophy.
Navy's first varsity crew enters the week ranked No. 5 in the latest USRowing Poll, up three sports from last week. Columbia's varsity eight is ranked No. 14.
10:40 a.m. Navy second freshmen vs. Columbia first freshmen lightweights
11:00 a.m. Navy third varsity fours vs. Columbia second varsity four
11:20 a.m. Navy first freshmen vs. Columbia first freshmen
11:40 a.m. Navy second varsity vs. Columbia first varsity lightweights
12:00 p.m. Navy first varsity vs. Columbia first varsity (Stevenson Trophy)
A live broadcast of Sunday's races is available online here.
About the Maxwell Stevenson Trophy
The Maxwell Stevenson Trophy is named for the early chairman of the Intercollegiate Rowing Association and its presented to the winner of the first varsity race between Navy and Columbia.
Last season, Navy snapped Columbia's three-year hold on the Stevenson Trophy, defeating the Lions by 13 seconds to reclaim the hardware. Navy has a 22-4 all-time record in the trophy race.
The Last Time Out
Navy's varsity eight fell just short to second-ranked Harvard in the race for the Adams Cup on the Severn River. Harvard won the race by two seconds, while Navy easily topped Penn for second place. Navy narrowly missed taking first place in the second varsity race as only one second separated Harvard and the Mids.
Quoting the Coach
Head coach Rick Clothier's take on this weekend's race...
"We have a lot of respect for Columbia, the combination of coaching and recruiting has brought some very good student-athletes to the program. We know we have to be ready to go."
Navy will be off next weekend and will return to competition on May 13 at the EARC Sprints Championships in Worcester, Mass.