1926 Season

Harry 'Dad' Vail
Harry 'Dad' Vail
  Harold L. 'Jerry' Coulter
Harold L 'Jerry' Coulter
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Season Results


Season Summary

Although humbled in the annual Intercollegiate Rowing Association regatta at Poughkeepsie , June 28, 1926, the Wisconsin crew won a firm place in the hearts of all its supporters with its tremendous attempt despite its lack of power. The Cardinal flagged a seventh, the lowest ranking the crew has ever obtained in its eighteen appearances in the historic regatta. The whole Wisconsin record since 1898, when the boatsmen from Mendota went to Saratoga, where the race was held that year, has been five seconds places, three third places, three fourth places three fifth places, three sixth places and the 1926 seventh place.

-“Crew,” The Badger 1928 , p. 271-2.


At the IRA:

IRA results from the June 29, 1926 New York Times (Sports Section, p. 15) were: varsity eight - Washington (19:28.6), Navy, Syracuse, Penn, Columbia, California, Wisconsin (20:07) and Cornell (20:08); junior varsity eight - Washington, Penn, California, Syracuse, Cornell and Columbia; and freshman eight - Columbia, California, Syracuse, Penn and Cornell. Future Wisconsin Coach Norm Sonju rowed No. 3 seat in Washington 's varsity eight during years 1925-27 and was the team's Captain in 1927.



Trophy Room in Red Gym

Trophy Room in Red Gym


Red Wagon in Library Mall

Red Wagon


Commodore Dorsey Buckley

Commodore Dorsey Buckley



Allan B. Bibbey
Doesey A. Buckley
Jefferson D. Burrus, Jr.
Harold L. (Jerry) Coulter
Homer E. Kieweg
Lawrence Kingsbury
John C. McCarter
Henry C. McCormick
Franklin L. Orth
Oscar W. Teckemeyer


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