Ralph T. Jope Cup

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Ralph T. Jope Cup
SportRowing
CompetitionEastern Sprints
Awarded forLightweight Team Award
Presented byEastern Association of Rowing Colleges
History
First winnerCornell University (1963)
Most winsHarvard University (22)
Most recentYale University

The Ralph T. Jope Cup is a rowing award presented to the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC) in 1963, by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is awarded annually at the Eastern Sprints to the member college whose lightweight crews score the highest total points in the varsity, junior varsity and first freshman races under a scoring formula developed by the EARC coaches.[1]

Ralph T. Jope Cup
Scoring Formula
Rank
Varsity
Junior Varsity
Freshman / 3V
1st 15 13 11
2nd 13 11 10
3rd 11 10 9
4th 10 9 8
5th 9 8 7
6th 8 7 6
7th 6 5 5
8th 5 4 4
9th 4 3 3
10th 3 2 2
11th 2 1 1
Total 86 74 66

In 2015, the points from the freshman race were replaced with the third varsity race.[2]

A graduate of MIT in the class of 1928, Ralph T. Jope served as Secretary to the Institute's Advisory Council on Athletics for many years. A long-time supporter of the sport of rowing, Mr. Jope died in 1965.[1]

Harvard University has won the Jope Cup a record 22 times, with Princeton University having 15 wins, and Yale University having 10. The most recent winner is Yale.

Overall Ranking[edit]

Rank College Times Won
1 Harvard 22
2 Princeton 15
3 Yale 10
4 Cornell 6
5 Navy 2
6 Columbia 1
6 Dartmouth 1
6 Pennsylvania 1

Winners by year[edit]

Year Winner
1963 Cornell
1964 Cornell
1965 Harvard
1966 Harvard
1967 Penn
1968 Harvard
1969 Harvard
1970 Harvard
1971 Harvard
1972 Harvard
1973 Harvard
1974 Harvard
1975 Harvard
1976 Harvard
1977 Harvard
1978 Harvard
1979 Harvard
1980 Harvard
1981 Princeton
1982 Harvard
1983 Princeton
1984 Princeton
1985 Princeton
1986 Princeton
1987 Princeton
1988 Princeton
1989 Yale
1990 Princeton
1991 Harvard
1992 Cornell
1993 Dartmouth
1994 Yale
1995 Princeton
1996 Princeton
1997 Yale
1998 Princeton
1999 Princeton
2000 Princeton
2001 Yale
2002 Yale
2003 Princeton
2004 Harvard
2005 Harvard
2006 Navy
2007 Navy
2008 Cornell
2009 Harvard
2010 Princeton
2011 Harvard
2012 Yale
2013 Yale
2014 Cornell
2015 Cornell [a]
2016 Yale
2017 Harvard
2018 Columbia
2019 Yale
2022 Yale
  1. ^ In 2015, the points from the freshman race were replaced with the 3rd varsity race[2]

[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brehm, Jennifer (1996). "Eastern Sprints, Official Program". Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges: 42.
  2. ^ a b c "The Ralph T. Jope Cup (Jope Cup)". Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  3. ^ "Harvard Lightweight Crew". Archived from the original on 2007-02-06. Retrieved 2007-02-15.

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