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The Joseph Wright Trophy (Wright Trophy)


From the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges:
The Joseph Wright Trophy (Wright Trophy) has been in competition among the EARC men’s varsity lightweight eight crews (MVL8) since 1938 when the trophy was made available to oarsmen through the cooperation of the American Rowing Association. Yale University won the inaugural Wright Trophy.

Since 1946 the trophy has been awarded to the MVL8 winner at the Eastern Sprints. The original trophy, honoring the memory of the “Dean of Canadian Rowing” and former coach at the University of Pennsylvania, was retired by Cornell in 1965, and the EARC member colleges replaced the award with a silver cup bearing the same name. In 1966 Harvard was the first to take home the new cup. Navy won the Wright Trophy in 1962 and 2004.

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TheWright Trophy Winning Crews Since 1946

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 Navy, Cornell, MIT
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
2015 Cornell
2016 Yale
2017 Cornell
2018 Columbia
2019
2020