TAGD
Ice Hockey MM
Ivy Foes Campaign

Lightweight Women Head To G'town, Look To Stay Perfect In Class Of '06 Cup

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 04/26/2013
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Article Image
The lightweight women will take on Georgetown for the Class of 2006 Cup Saturday morning.
Courtesy: Princeton Crew/Tom Nowak

NATIONAL POLL l CLASS OF 2006 CUP HISTORY

While Sprints and IRAs are the two focal races of every women’s lightweight rowing season, there are two special rivalries during the regular season that have something special on the line.

Princeton’s most historic series is for the Class of 1999 Cup, a showdown scheduled last weekend on the Charles River with Harvard. While the two did compete in the Lightweight Invitational, Saturday’s head-to-head dual race was cancelled due to the police activity in Boston on Friday.

Thus, Princeton’s only Cup race of the season will be Saturday, when the Tigers head south to take on Georgetown for the Class of 2006 Cup. The Tigers have dominated the series with wins in all 10 meetings, including a close victory by less than three seconds on Lake Carnegie last season.

“This weekend is very important for us in retaining the Class of 2006 Cup,” said sophomore Caroline Cochran, a member of the varsity eight. “I think we were all dissapointed we didn’t have the opportunity to compete for the Class of 1999 Cup, and so it is that much more important that we win this weekend.”

The race will be also be the final regular season tune-up for the EAWRC Championships, which will be held May 5 on Cooper River. Princeton and Georgetown will be joined by top-ranked Harvard and reigning champion Wisconsin for the league championship, an event Princeton won in 2011.

“There is definitely a new level of energy and focus at practice,” Cochran said. “These next few weeks of training before Eastern Sprints and IRAs are crucial. I think everyone’s really excited and you can definitely see an increased focused at each practice.”

One person who will have a special interest in the race is Princeton assistant Hank Zimmerman, who served as Georgetown head coach last season. He will have the rare opportunity of watching rowers he helped mentor in multiple boats on both sides.

SOCIAL MEDIA

TWITTER

FACEBOOK

INSTAGRAM

TIGERBLOG

ENEWS

Hyatt New
SCHEDULE
PNC Schedule
> Full Schedule and Results
January
30
Friday
Wrestling
at Cornell
- 7:00 PM
January
31
Saturday
Wrestling
at Franklin & Marshall
- 6:30 PM
February
07
Saturday
Wrestling
vs. Harvard
- 1:00 PM
Wrestling
vs. Brown
- 6:00 PM
February
13
Friday
Wrestling
at Columbia
- 6:00 PM
February
14
Saturday
Wrestling
at Rutgers
- 2:00 PM
February
20
Friday
Wrestling
at Rider
- 6:00 PM
February
21
Saturday
Wrestling
at Penn
- 12:00 PM
Wrestling
vs. Nebraska
- 7:00 PM
March
06
Friday
Wrestling
vs. EIWA Championships Day 1 (EIWA Championships)
- 10:00 AM
March
07
Saturday
Wrestling
vs. EIWA Championships Day 2 (EIWA Championships)
- 10:00 AM
March
19
Thursday
Wrestling
vs. NCAA Championships Day 1 (NCAA Championships)
- 10:00 AM
March
20
Friday
Wrestling
vs. NCAA Championships Day 2 (NCAA Championships)
- 10:00 AM
March
21
Saturday
Wrestling
vs. NCAA Championships Day 3 (NCAA Championships)
- 10:00 AM
stop