<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> The 1959 Phillips Academy Andover Crew

The 1959 Andover Crew

Here are some images of the New England Interscholastic champion Andover Crew. This boat went on to the Henley Regatta where they performed with distinction in the Thames Cup. These images are scanned from the Andover Bulletin. (If you have any better images to scan, please contact Paul Neshamkin.)


(From the Summer 1959 Andover Bulletin)

On May 23rd, joy burst on the Blue Camp as Coach Bill Brown's varsity eight drew out to a length-and-a-quarter triumph over perennial winner Kent and six other rivals in the Interscholastic Regatta at Worcester to win its first championship. The win was followed by a bid to the Henley Regatta, July 1-4, at Henley-on-Thames, England. Rowing is Andover's newest sport, started under Brown's enthusiastic leadership only five years ago. The Andover success over such ancient rowing institutions as Kent and St. Paul's is a tribute to his coaching skill and to that of his assistants, Sim Hyde, Jack McClement, and Tom Hankins.

Key to the Andover victories this year was stroke and captain, Maynard Toll, of Los Angeles. An outstanding leader and crack pace-setter, he well merits the distinction of leading Andover's first try for the Thames Challenge Cup. Off by air for England on June 23, in addition to Coaches Brown and Hyde and Captain Toll, will be Pat Cary-Barnard, cox; Bill Sanford, 7; Art Burnham, 6; Ben Koehler, 5; Renny Maier, 4; Dick Masland, 3; Chris Miller 2; and Bill Taylor, bow. Also going as alternates are John King and Jack Allen.

The crew won six of eight races. The M.I.T. Freshmen beat them early in the season, and they were edged by Kent, at Kent, in April; but gained revenge a month later at Worcester. Victories over Springfield Tech, the Halcyon and Shattuck Boat Clubs of St. Paul's School, Tabor, and freshman lightweight crews from Yale and Harvard rewarded the oarsmen before their triumph at the Interscholastics.

The whole school is proud of its crew and wishes it all success in its first international venture.



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