Eastern Sprints

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Eastern Sprints refers to the annual rowing championship for the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC). Since 1974, the "Women's Eastern Sprints" has been held as the annual championship for the Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges (EAWRC) league.

The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) sponsors the event along with other co-sponsors.

Participants[edit]

The teams include all of the Ivy League schools as well as others such as Georgetown University, Syracuse University, U.S. Naval Academy, MIT, BU, Rutgers, Northeastern, and Wisconsin. In the fall of 2006, The George Washington University and The College of the Holy Cross were given a two year provisional bid to join the league; both schools are now full members of the league.

Since 1981, the Quinsigamond Rowing Association (QRA) has invited the winner of the Worcester City Championships to compete in the varsity eight events at the Eastern Sprints. The College of the Holy Cross has secured this invitation since 1996.

Location[edit]

The race is held at Regatta Point on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, MA in mid to late May. In general, crews compete in a trial heat in the morning, followed by a final (grand, petite, or 3rd level) in the afternoon. Each race is a 2000m race including up to six crews.

Team cups[edit]

Since 1946, the Rowe Cup has been awarded to the college whose heavyweight men's crews score the highest combined total number of points in the varsity, junior varsity, and freshman races. Harvard has won the cup the most number of times (27). Brown comes in second with 7 wins.

Since 1961, the Jope Cup has been awarded to the college whose lightweight men's crews score the highest combined total number of points in the varsity, junior varsity, and freshman races. Harvard has won the cup 20 times. Princeton has won 14 times. The current holder is Cornell University, which won it in 2014.

Since 2009, the Joke Cup has been awarded to the college whose third varsity lightweight men's crew won its race at Eastern Sprints. Perhaps the most coveted cup of all, the Joke Cup is a reward for the third varsity non-Jope Cup qualifying crew that performs the best at the Sprints. It is awarded in secret, given from crew to crew at an undisclosed location. Harvard won the Joke Cup in its inaugural year, 2009. Yale won the cup in 2011, Cornell in 2010 and 2012, and Navy in 2013.

Course records[edit]

New event record times were set in the 2007 edition of the regatta. Harvard now holds the record time in the Varsity Heavyweight event (5:27.005) and Dartmouth holds the Varsity Lightweight event record (5:38.894).

EARC Varsity Heavyweight 8 Winners[edit]

Overall ranking[edit]

Rank University Times Won
1. Harvard 29
2. Brown 7
3. Yale 6.5
4. Penn 5.5
5. Navy 5
5. Princeton 5
7. Cornell 4
8. Wisconsin 3
9. Northeastern 2
10. Dartmouth 1
10. MIT 1

Winners by year[edit]

Year Winner
1946 Wisconsin
1947 Harvard
1948 Harvard
1949 Harvard
1950 MIT
1951 Yale
1952 Navy
1953 Navy
1954 Navy
1955 Penn
1956 Cornell
1957 Cornell
1958 Yale
1959 Harvard
1960 Cornell
1961 Navy
1962 Penn/Yale
1963 Cornell
1964 Harvard
1965 Harvard
1966 Harvard
1967 Harvard
1968 Harvard
1969 Harvard
1970 Harvard
1971 Navy
1972 Northeastern
1973 Northeastern
1974 Harvard
1975 Harvard
1976 Harvard
1977 Harvard
1978 Yale
1979 Yale
1980 Harvard
1981 Yale
1982 Yale
1983 Harvard
1984 Brown
1985 Harvard
1986 Penn
1987 Brown
1988 Harvard
1989 Harvard
1990 Harvard
1991 Penn
1992 Dartmouth
1993 Brown
1994 Brown
1995 Princeton
1996 Penn
1997 Princeton
1998 Penn
1999 Princeton
2000 Brown
2001 Princeton
2002 Wisconsin
2003 Harvard
2004 Harvard
2005 Harvard
2006 Princeton
2007 Harvard
2008 Wisconsin
2009 Brown
2010 Harvard
2011 Harvard
2012 Brown
2013 Harvard
2014 Harvard

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EARC Varsity Lightweight 8 Winners[edit]

Overall ranking[edit]

Rank University Times Won
1. Harvard 30
2. Princeton 16
3. Cornell 9.3
4. Yale 8
5. Penn 4
6. Dartmouth 3
7. Navy 1.3
7. MIT 1.3
9. Columbia 1

Winners by year[edit]

Year Winner
1938 Yale
1939 Harvard
1940 Harvard
1941 Harvard
1942 Princeton
1946 Harvard
1947 Harvard
1948 Princeton
1949 Cornell
1950 Yale
1951 Penn
1952 Penn
1953 Princeton
1954 MIT
1955 Penn
1956 Princeton
1957 Princeton
1958 Harvard
1959 Harvard
1960 Harvard
1961 Harvard
1962 Cornell-MIT-Navy
1963 Cornell
1964 Cornell
1965 Cornell
1966 Harvard
1967 Cornell
1968 Harvard
1969 Harvard
1970 Harvard
1971 Harvard
1972 Harvard
1973 Princeton
1974 Harvard
1975 Harvard
1976 Penn
1977 Harvard
1978 Harvard
1979 Yale
1980 Harvard
1981 Princeton
1982 Harvard
1983 Princeton
1984 Yale
1985 Princeton
1986 Princeton
1987 Yale
1988 Harvard
1989 Harvard
1990 Yale
1991 Harvard
1992 Cornell
1993 Dartmouth
1994 Dartmouth
1995 Harvard
1996 Princeton
1997 Harvard
1998 Princeton
1999 Princeton
2000 Columbia
2001 Yale
2002 Yale
2003 Princeton
2004 Navy
2005 Harvard
2006 Cornell
2007 Dartmouth
2008 Cornell
2009 Princeton
2010 Princeton
2011 Harvard
2012 Harvard
2013 Harvard
2014 Cornell

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ivyleaguesports". Retrieved 2007-02-15. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Harvard Lightweight Crew". Retrieved 2007-02-15. 

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