• Yale is the oldest college boat club is America

Yale's Olympians:
1996 - ATLANTA
• Brian Jamieson '91 4X Silver

1988 - SEOUL
• Seth Bauer '81 8+ Bronze
• Peter Nordell '88 8+ Bronze
• David Johnson '83 Canada

1984 - LOS ANGELES
• John Biglow '80 1X
• Virginia Gilder '79 4X, Silver
• David Johnson '83

1980 - MOSCOW
U.S. Boycott
• John Biglow '80
• Virginia Gilder '79
• Stephen Kiesling '80
• Andrew Messer '81 Canada
• Mary O'Connor '79
• Anne Warner '77

1976 - MONTREAL
• Peter Cortes '69
• Christine Ernst '76
• Anne Warner '77 8+ Bronze

1964 - TOKYO
• H. Boyce Budd '61 8+ Gold
• Emory W. Clark 60 8+ Gold

1960 - ROME
• Richard D. Wailes '58 4- Gold

1956 - MELBOURNE
• William R. Becklean '58 8, Gold
• Donald A.E. Beer '57 8, Gold
• Thomas J. Charlton, Jr. '56 8, Gold
• John Patrick Cooke '58 8, Gold
• Caldwell B. Esselstyn. Jr. '56 8, Gold
• Charles L. Grimes '57 8, Gold
• Robert W. Morey, Jr. '58 8, Gold
• Hugh C. Thompson '57 spare
• Richard D. Wailes '58 8, Gold
• David Henry Wight '56 8, Gold

1952 - HELSINKI
• James J. Beggs '48 2+

1948 - HENLEY
• John J. Brooks '48 spare
• Gregory C. Gates '50 4-, Bronze
• Stuart L. Griffing '50 4-, Bronze
• Frederick J. Kingsbury '50 4-, Bronze
• Robert Perew '45 4-, Bronze
• Ralph W. Stephan, Jr. '51 2-
• Festus John Wade III '49 2-

1924 - PARIS
• Leonard G. Carpenter '24 8, Gold
• Walter I. Goodwin '24 spare
• Kenneth Ives '24 spare
• Howard T. Kingsbury '26 8, Gold
• Alfred D. Lindley '25 8, Gold
• J. Lester Miller '25 8, Gold
• A. Hawley Petersen '26 spare
• Archie Quarrier '24 spare
• James S. Rockefeller '24 8, Gold
• Frederick Sheffield '24 8, Gold
• Benjamin M. Spock '25 8, Gold
• Laurance R. Stoddard '25 8, Gold
• Alfred M. Wilson 8, Gold

 

Yale Crew Champions and Highlights
1843 Yale starts the first college boat club in America.
1852 Yale races Harvard in the first intercollegiate athletic event in U.S.
1872 Sliding seat first used in Yale-Harvard race.
1876 Yale and Harvard settle on 4-mile distance for annual regatta.
1878 Yale-Harvard Regatta moves to its current home on the Thames River.
1886 Heavyweights start a streak over Harvard leading to 17 wins in 20 races.
1924 Heavyweight varsity eight wins gold medal at Olympics for USA.

1931
Lightweights win national championship.
1934 Heavyweights go undefeated and beat Harvard. Lightweights win sprints and compete at Henley.
1938 Lightweights win first Joseph Wright Cup for Eastern Champion.
1948 Heavyweights win Rowe Cup for supremacy at Eastern Sprints.
1950 Varsity, J.V. and Freshmen Lightweights win Eastern Sprints.
1951 Heavyweights, Freshmen and J.V. Lightweights win Eastern Sprints.
1955 Lightweight Freshmen win Sprints and go undefeated.
1956 Heavyweight varsity eight wins gold medal at Olympics for USA.
1958 Heavyweights win Eastern Sprints.
1962 Heavyweights win Eastern Sprints.
1972 Women's crew begins at Yale.
1976 Freshman Lightweights win Eastern Sprints.
1977 Women and Freshman Lightweights win Eastern Sprints.
1978 Heavyweights win Eastern Sprints and race at Henley.
1979 Women win Eastern Sprints and National Championship. Heavyweights win varsity, J.V. and Freshman Sprints; J.V. wins at Henley. Heavyweights win Rowe Cup at Eastern Sprints. Lightweights win Eastern Sprints and race at Henley.
1980 J.V. Heavyweights win at Henley.
1981 Women win Eastern Sprints, Novice Women win nationals. Heavyweights win Eastern Sprints and race at Henley. Lightweights race at Henley.
1982 Heavyweights win Eastern Sprints and first National Championship.
1983 Heavyweights race at Henley. Freshman lightweights win at Eastern Sprints and set a course record.
1984 Lightweights win San Diego Crew Classic, Sprints and race at Henley.
1985 Lightweights win San Diego Crew Classic.
1986 Lightweights win San Diego Crew Classic and race at Henley. Novice Women win Eastern Sprints and National Championship. Women win Willing Cup for overall supremacy at Eastern Sprints.
1987 Lightweights win Eastern Sprints, National Championship and race at Henley. Novice Women win Eastern Sprints and National Championship. Women win Willing Cup for overall supremacy at Eastern Sprints.
1988 J.V. and Novice Women win National Championship. Women win Willing Cup for overall supremacy at Eastern Sprints.
1989 Lightweights win San Diego Crew Classic and Jope Cup for overall supremacy at Eastern Sprints.
1990 Lightweights win San Diego Crew Classic for fifth time in six attempts. Lightweights win Sprints, National Championship and race at Henley.
1991 Heavyweight Freshmen win EARC Sprints and race at Henley. Lightweights win back-to-back HYPs for first time since 1950-51.
1992 J.V. Lightweights win Sprints and race at Henley. Women's J.V. 8 wins Schweppes International Regatta.
1993 Women's Four wins national championship. J.V. Heavyweights win San Diego Crew Classic. Lightweights capture third straight HYP crown
1994 Women V-8 finish second at nationals. Lightweights win Jope Cup at Sprints. Heavyweights take Blackwell Cup. J.V. Lightweights win Sprints and race at Henley.
1995 Heavyweights win Blackwell Cup. Lightweights capture Joy Cup, Dodge Cup and Durand Cup.
1996 Heavyweights win the Blackwell Cup for the third year and sweep Harvard in New London. Freshmen go undefeated, win Eastern Sprints and win the Temple Challenge Cup at Henley.
1997 Lightweight Freshman win sprints. Lightweights capture Jope Cup. Heavyweights win second varsity and take silver in the junior varsity and varsity and are second in Rowe Cup points
. Women qualify for inaugural NCAA National Championships.
1998 Lightweights take bronze medal at Sprints. JV Lights capture silver medal.
1999 Heavweight Varsity defeats Harvard in New London. Freshmen Lightweights go undefeated and win Sprints gold medal. Novice women win bronze medal at Sprints and gold medal at IRA Regatta.
2000 Lightweight Varsity goes undefeated for regular season and wins National Championship and Henley Royal Regatta Temple Challenge Cup. Freshmen Lights win Sprints bronze medal. Lightweights win the Head of the Charles.
2001  Lightweight Varsity goes undefeated for regular season and wins Eastern Sprints in a record time. JV Lightweights also go undefeated and win Eastern Sprints in a record time. Lightweight team wins Jope Cup for overall team supremacy. Lightweights win Head of the Charles for second year in a row. Lightweights return to Henley with an JV eight and two varsity fours. The women win Women's Henley.
2002 Lightweight Varsity goes undefeated for regular season and wins Eastern Sprints and the National Championship. Freshman lightweights win the Sprints. Lightweights win Jope Cup for second year in a row. Women qualify for NCAA Championships.
2005 Lightweight Varsity wins the IRA National Championship for 3rd time in 6 years. They travel to Henley and become the second Yale crew to make the final of the Temple Cup and only the third lightweight crew to make the final in the history of the event.

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