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In the spring of 1954, LT Buck Herzog '46, who was an assistant to Navy Heavyweight Head Coach, Rusty Callow, got an okay from Rusty to enter a lightweight boat in the EARC. The boat didn't have long to practice. There were no 2V or Plebe crews. The 1V rowed one race. There was no Captain, but Jack McNish was the most experienced and the leader of the crew.
-- Jack McNish '55 and J. Darrow Kirkpatrick '57

Navy Lightweight Crew History By Year

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2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
1919     1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960

Navy Lightweight Crew Items of Interest

Navy Lightweight Crew Timeline through 2009
Special thanks to Dale P. Hurly, Jr. '89 and Christopher L. (Kit) Vallhonrat '93 for researching this timeline through 2001. For history through the present, please go to the media guide on the Navy Lightweight Crew website.

Navy Varsity Lightweight Crew Head Coaches

Navy Varsity Lightweight Crew Captains

Navy Varsity Lightweight Crew Spirit of the Lightweights

Navy Lightweight Crew U.S. Team Rowers

Personal Characteristics of Rowers

Quotes on Rowing
 

Navy Lightweight Crew Annual Cup and Trophy Races

Russell Stanley Callow Cup [MVL8 winner Navy - Penn]

Class of 1918 Trophy [This is currently being researched. The Class of 1918 Trophy is a team trophy for which Navy and Penn lightweight crews annually compete.]

Eads Johnson, Jr. Cup [MVL8 winner Navy - Yale]

Henry Herbert “Bert” Haines Trophy [MVL8 winner Navy - Harvard]

Joseph Murtaugh Cup [MVL8 winner Navy - Princeton]

Smith Trophy [This is currently being researched; 70's era alumni recall the Smith Trophy as a combined heavyweight and lightweight point trophy between Navy and Princeton.]

WIT Cup [MVL8 winner Navy - Columbia - need to research]

Forster Cup [MVL8 winner Navy - Georgetown - need to research]

The 1922 Trophy [MVL8 winner -- Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA)]

Ralph T. Jope Cup [Team winner -- Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC - Eastern Sprints)]

Joseph Wright Trophy [MVL8 winner -- Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC - Eastern Sprints)]

The Cornell Trophy [M2VL8 winner -- Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC - Eastern Sprints)]

Gary W. Kilpatrick Cup [Originally the MFL8 winner; now the M3VL8 winner -- Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC - Eastern Sprints)]