American Sculling Championship

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The American Sculling Championship (Professional).

These races were conducted under the challenge system. For details of this see World Sculling Championship, Challenges.

All races were with a turn.

The following table shows winners from 1859 to 1888. Other races must have taken place at a later date and others may be add to this table.

Date (DMY) Winner Loser Length Comment
11-10-1859 Joshua Ward T Daw 5 miles See Ward Brothers (rowers)
13-08-1862 James Hamill Joshua Ward 3 miles -
14-08-1862 James Hamill Joshua Ward 5 miles -
23-07-1863 Joshua Ward James Hamill 5 miles -
28-09-1863 James Hamill Joshua Ward 5 miles -
19-07-1864 James Hamill Joshua Ward 5 miles -
21-05-1867 W Brown James Hamill 5 miles -
09-09-1867 James Hamill W Brown 5 miles Sunk
19-06-1868 James Hamill H Coulter 5 miles -
09-09-1868 W Brown # H Coulter - less than 5 miles
08-07-1874 George Brown William Scharff 5 miles -
26-09-1874 George Brown E Morris 5 miles -
11-09-1875 E Morris H Coulter - less than 5 miles
16-10-1875 E Morris H Coulter - less than 5 miles
21-10-1876 William Scharff E Morris 5 miles -
09-06-1877 E Morris William Scharff 5 miles -
13-10-1877 E Morris P Luther 5 miles -
20-06-1878 Ned Hanlan E Morris 5 miles -
03-10-1878 Ned Hanlan Charles E. Courtney 5 miles -
- - 1879 Ned Hanlan Charles E. Courtney 5 miles 'The Fixed Match'
19-05-1880 Ned Hanlan Charles E. Courtney - -
26-05-1880 Ned Hanlan James Riely 5 miles -
24-10-1885 James Teemer Ned Hanlan 3 miles -
12-06-1886 Jacob Gaudaur James Teemer 3 miles -
30-05-1887 Jacob Gaudeur Ned Hanlan - less than 3 miles
23-07-1887 Ned Hanlan Jacob Gaudaur 3 miles -
13-08-1887 James Teemer Ned Hanlan - less than 3 miles
28-10-1887 James Teemer Jacob Gaudeur 3 miles -
24-11-1888 William Joseph O'Connor James Teemer 3 miles -
02-08-1919 John B. Kelly, Sr. Paul Costello [1]
  1. Walter Brown died in March 1871 while still Champion

A much later race occurred when Tom Sullivan (rower) attempted to win the Championship of America in August 1905 when he raced Edward Durnan of Canada in a 3-mile (4.8 km) race in Toronto. Sullivan was soundly beaten and Durnan went on to unsuccessfully challenge for the World Sculling Title. Durnan was Hanlan's nephew.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rowing Honors Go To Duluth Club". The New York Times. 3 August 1919. 

The New York Clipper Annual 1892.

'Edward Hanlan America's Champion Oarsman' by R K Fox. 1880. (note, Hanlan was Canadian.)