NEW YORK – The Columbia heavyweight rowing team is back in action on Saturday, April 6, competing for the Alumni Cup against MIT, Holy Cross, and Dartmouth on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass.

The Lions swept all three races to retain the Collins Cup over Rutgers on March 30 in their first competitive race on the Harlem River since 2010. Columbia won convincingly in all three events, including a 23.76 victory by the first varsity eight and a 32.9 second triumph by the second eights.

Holy Cross opened its spring season against Marist on Lake Quinsigamond on March 30, winning the second varsity eight and freshman eight races.

MIT squared off against Boston College and Bates last weekend where they fielded three boats. All three earned victories on the day.

This will be Dartmouth’s first race of the spring season.

Last year, Columbia won the Alumni Cup for the third straight year. The Lions defeated MIT, the lone competitor for the cup, by a large margin, completing the course in 5:48.73. The Big Green pulled in 5.26 behind Columbia and the Crusaders followed with a time of 6:04.58.

Saturday’s Race Times

10:40 a.m. – Third Varsity Eight
11 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight
11:20 a.m. – Varsity Eight
11:40 a.m. – Varsity Four

Varsity Eight
Vivian Zhang, cox; Buck Goggin, stroke; Alexander Simmonds, 7; Clemens Auersperg, 6; Sam Collins, 5; Mike Donohue, 4; Alex Barkume, 3; Emmett Gross, 2; James Glynn, bow

Second Varsity Eight
Andrew Tang, cox; Sam Harris, stroke; Charles Wu, 7; DJ Dlesk, 6; Matt Ridgeway, 5; Josh Fram, 4; Ben Coombs, 3; Connor Jones, 2; John Clapp, bow

Third Varsity Eight
Debbie Levine, cox; Dan Kolbe, stroke; Jack Michaud, 7; Elliott Meade, 6; Noah Whitehead, 5; Max Lawton, 4; Phillip Fletcher, 3; Christian Aral, 2; Zach Ellenbogen, bow

Varsity Four
Andrew Lake, cox; Brent Laurint, stroke; Max Lindeman, 3; Ben Charley, 2; Rob Cornacchia, bow