NEW YORK - Not one, but two pieces of hardware will be on the line this Saturday, April 27, when the Columbia heavyweights welcome Boston University and Syracuse to Overpeck Park.

The first varsity eight race between the Lions and Terriers will determine the winner of The Doc Lusins Trophy, and the first finisher between BU and the Orange will receive the Conlan Cup.

In their last time out, ninth-ranked Columbia faced Penn and Yale for the Blackwell Cup on Penn’s Schuylkill River course. The varsity eight went out strong, leading the Quakers wire-to-wire, but they could not hold off Yale, as the Lions finally relinquished their lead over the Bulldogs with 500 meters to go.

No. 13 Syracuse, is coming off a weekend as they were outraced by Navy and Cornell for the Goes Cup on the Severn River in Annapolis. Despite their ranking, the Orange have yet to win a varsity eight race this season.

Meanwhile, the No. 15 Terrier crew comes to Columbia on a high after knocking off Dartmouth on Boston’s Charles River for their eighth straight Bill Cup victory.

Last year’s race did not go Columbia’s way, as they were felled by both the Orange and the Terriers. However Columbia brings the highest national ranking of the three to Overpeck.

For fans interested in attending the race, there will be a spectator bus leaving 116th Street and Amsterdam at 8 a.m. that will be seated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Saturday's Order of Races
9 a.m. - Varsity Fours
9:20 a.m. - Third Varsity Eights
9:40 a.m. -  Second Varsity Eights
10 a.m. - First Varsity Eights

Columbia's Projected Boatings
First Varsity Eight
Andrew Lake, 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
Vivian Zhang, cox; Charles Wu, stroke; Noah Whitehead, 7; Elliott Meade, 6; Matt Ridgeway, 5; Josh Fram, 4; Ben Coombs, 3; Dan Kolbe, 2; John Clapp, bow

Third Varsity
Andrew Tang, cox; Christian Aral, stroke; Phillip Fletcher, 7; Sam Harris, 6; Jack Michaud, 5; Max Lawton, 4; Zach Ellenbogen, 3; Ben Charley, 2; Brent Laurint, bow

Varsity Four
Deb Levine, cox; Jake Petterson, stroke; Rob Cornacchia, 3; Nick Hesselgrave, 2; Max Lindemann bow