New Jersey Scholastic Rowing Championships Regatta Awards
Senior Men’s Eight: Dr. Holland Memorial Trophy
The Dr. Holland Cup is awarded to the winner of the Men’s Senior Eight. Doc’s lifelong love of athletics led him to
create the Viking Rowing Club that provides the opportunity for rowers of all ages and ability to learn the sport.
Over 10 thousand have benefited from the various VRC programs. The VRC honored him for all his contributions
by naming their new boathouse the Dr. John W. Holland Boathouse in 2000.
Dr. Holland received many honors for his outstanding contributions to the community, including the 2001 Hero of the
Year from the American Red Cross, Holy Spirit Hall of Fame Inductee, 1998 Margate-Ventnor Lion’s Citizen of the
Year, and the New Jersey Sports Writers Special Award in 1983.
The Holy Spirit Men’s Crew sponsors the event.
Women’s Senior Eight: Rita McDevitt Memorial Trophy
The Rita McDevitt Cup is awarded to the winner of the Women’s Senior Eight. Rita McDevitt was one of the
founders of the Holy Spirit Women’s crew program.
Holy Spirit Women’s Crew sponsors the event.
Second Boy’s Eight: William Brown Memorial Trophy
The William Brown Memorial Trophy is awarded to the winner of the Boy’s Second Eight.
Steve Brown and his Family sponsor the trophy.
Girl’s Second Eight: Marie Louise Tuohy Cup
The Marie Louise Tuohy Cup is awarded to the winner of the Women’s Second Eight.
Dennis Tuohy Esq. sponsors the trophy.
Junior Men’s Eight: Michael Pasqua Cup
The Michael Pasqua Cup is awarded to the winner of the Men’s Junior Eight. Michael was the Head Coach at
Kearny High School for over 20 years. He was one of the founders of the crew program. He is a retired science
teacher from the Kearny School District where he taught junior high school science for over 25 years.
Andrew Salisbury Director of the New Jersey Scholastic Rowing Championship sponsors the event.
Junior Women’s Eight: Charles Maguire Memorial Cup
The Charles Maguire Cup is awarded to the winner of the Women’s Junior Eight.
His wife Lorraine Maguire and her family sponsor the event.
Men’s Lightweight Eight: Father DaMico Cup
The Father D’Mico Cup is awarded to the winner of the Men’s Lightweight Eight. Holy Spirit men’s crew sponsors
Women’s Lightweight Eight: Eileen McGinty Memorial Trophy
The Eileen McGinty Cup is awarded to the winner of the Women’s Lightweight Eight Event.
This event is sponsored by Mainland High School.
Men’s 3rd Eight: Crimson and Gold Cup
The Crimson and Gold Cup is awarded to the winners of the Men ’s 3rd Eight event.
This event is sponsored by Chaminade High School.
Freshman Men’s Eight: Millar Memorial Trophy
The Millar Cup is awarded to the winner of the Men’s Freshman Eight.
The Millar Family sponsors the event.
Freshman Women’s Eight: McCann Cup
The McCann Cup is awarded to the winner if the Women’s Freshman Eight. In honor of Charles and Mary Brennan McCann, great supporters of the sport of rowing who always loved to watch the kids and grand kids compete. They always said everyone who raced was a Champion.
The McCann family sponsors this event.
Novice Men’s Eight: Andrew T. Salisbury Memorial Cup :
The Andrew T. Salisbury Cup is awarded to the winner of the Men’s Novice Eight. Andrew devoted his life as an
advocate of youth development.
Robert Salisbury, Andrew’s son, sponsors the event.
Novice Women’s Eight: Ann Sweeney Memorial Cup
The Ann Sweeney Cup is awarded to the winner of the Novice Women’s Eight. Ann was the wife of long time
Kearny rigger John Sweeney. The Sweeney family has been part of the Kearny rowing program for over 30 years.
Kearny High School sponsors this event.
Senior Men’s Four: Sam Giufrieda Memorial Trophy
The Sam Giufrieda Cup is awarded to the winner of the Men’s Senior Four. Sam was the Head Coach and History
teacher at Belleville High School for over 25 years before his untimely death. He was inspiration to everyone who
knew him and will be surely missed by the rowing community.
Belleville High School Crew sponsors the event
Senior Women’s Four: Daniel Gray Memorial Cup
Dan was an ardent supporter of rowing since 1988. Although not a rower himself, Dan
appreciated the energy and dedication required by the sport, as well as the strong
teamwork it build among rowers.
Susan Gray his daughter sponsors this event.
Men’s Lightweight Four: John Bacis Memorial Cup
The John Bacis Cup is awarded to the winner of the Men’s Lightweight four.
The Salisbury Family sponsors the event.
Women’s Lightweight Four: Tom Dowd Cup
The Tom Dowd Cup is awarded to the winner of the Women’s Lightweight Four. Tom has been a major advocate of youth rowing for over 40 years. He was the Director of the prestigious Stotesbury Cup Regatta and Board member of the Scholastic Rowing Association, Tom is can be found rowing every morning on the Schuylkill with his friends from The Fairmont Boat Club where he competes on the Masters level. Tom is the recipient of the Jack Franklin Award for outstanding service to the sport of rowing as an official.
The NJ Scholastic Rowing Association sponsors the event.
Junior Men’s Four: “Crusader Cup”.
Bishop Eustace Preparatory School sponsors the trophy
Junior Women’s Four: Richard and Margaret McAvoy Memorial Cup
The McAvoy Cup is awarded to the winner of the Women’s Junior Four.
The McAvoy Family sponsors this event.
Novice Men’s Four: The Rumson Cup
Dedicated to the citizens of the Borough of Rumson and their incredible support of the start-up of Rumson Crew (Rumson-Fair Haven High School Students and Rumson- Fair Haven area 6th, 7th, and 8th graders), with grateful appreciation to the Honorable John E. Ekdahl, Mayor of the Borough of Rumson, the Rumson Borough Council and the Rumson Recreation Commission for their leadership and their appreciation of the importance of youth rowing.
Sponsor: Dan Edwards, Head Coach Rumson Crew
Novice Women’s Four: Bill Bennett Memorial Cup
The Bill Bennett Cup is awarded to the winner of the Women’s Novice Four. The largest of all trophies it weighs over 30 lbs. Bill Bennett was the founder of the Belleville/ Nutley Rowing Association.
Belleville High School Crew sponsors the trophy.