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Bowl Fight: Timeline

 

1908  Bowl  Fight.  Click  to  go  to  the  Digital  Image  Collection

Date

Classes

Bowl man

Venue

Winner

1.

1866 Dec.

'69 Vs. '70

George Fox Martin '70

Outside Old College Hall at 9th Street

No fight as such, but the bowl man was put into the bowl

2.

1867 Dec.

'70 Vs. '71

Robert W. Lesley '71

Outside Old College Hall at 9th Street

He escaped, but no clear rules as such over who is the winner

3.

1868 Dec.

'71 Vs. '72

William Barton Brewster '72

Outside Old College Hall at 9th Street

Was bowled, but a fight in its real sense did not occur

4.

1869 Dec.

'72 Vs. '73

James N. Stone '73

Outside Old College Hall at 9th Street

Bowl man escaped and also broke the bowl

5.

1870 Dec.

'73 Vs. '74

William H.M. Bickley '74

Outside Old College Hall at 9th Street

A draw: Bowl man escaped AND bowl not broken

6.

1871 Dec. 22

'74 Vs. '75

George Maris '75

Outside Old College Hall at 9th Street

Bowl broken. Freshmen win

7.

1872 Dec.

'75 Vs. '76

Edward Hazlehurst '76

Around the New College Hall

A draw: Bowl man bowled AND bowl broken

 

 

(Penn moves to West Philadelphia)

 

8.

1873 Dec. 24

'76 Vs. '77

Edmund R. Tatham '77

Around the New College Hall

Bowl broken. Freshman victorious

9.

1874 Dec. 24

'77 Vs. '78

Mr. Henry S. Jefferys '78

Around the New College Hall

Bowl broken. Freshmen victorious

10.

1875 Dec. 24

'78 Vs. '79

(Rev.) Alexander Aden Powell '79

Around the New College Hall

Bowl broken. Freshmen victorious

11.

1876 Dec. 22

'79 Vs. '80

William B. Patton '80

Around the New College Hall

Bowl Unbroken. Bowl man escaped

12.

1877 Dec. 24

'80 Vs. '81

Edwin Clifford Lewis '81

Around the New College Hall

Bowl Broken. Freshmen victorious

13.

1878 Dec. 24

'81 Vs. '82

(Dr.) Frederick A. Packard '82

Around the New College Hall

Bowl man was bowled. Sophomores victorious

14.

1879 Dec. 4

'82 Vs. '83

Joseph W. Thompson '83

Around the New College Hall

Draw

15.

1881 April 13

'83 Vs. '84

James W. Macbride '84

Around the New College Hall

Bowl Broken. Freshmen victorious.

16.

1881 Dec. 23

'84 Vs. '85

(Dr.) Randolph Faries '85

Around the New College Hall

Bowl man escaped. Bowl not broken. Draw

17.

1883 Feb.5

'85 Vs. '86

(Dr.) William Campbell Posey '86

Around the New College Hall

Bowl man escaped. Bowl not broken. Draw

 

 

(Semester system adopted)

 

18.

1884 Jan. 31

'86 Vs. '87

Alan B. Whittaker '87

Around the New College Hall

Bowl man escaped. Bowl not broken. Draw

19.

1885 Jan. 30

'87 Vs. '88

William E. Mott '88

New Athletic Field, 36th and Spruce

Sophomores win

 

(New set of rules introduced)

 

 

20.

1886 Feb.9

'88 Vs. '89

Edward W. Mumford '89

New Athletic Field, 36th and Spruce

Draw

21.

1887

No Fight occurred in this year.

22.

1888 Feb.1

'90 Vs. '91

James Starr '91

South and East of the College Hall

Draw

23.

1889 Feb.1

'91 Vs. '92

Percival V. French '92

Around the College Hall

Draw

24.

1890 Feb.3

'92 Vs. '93

Louis E. A. Greenleaf '93

College Hall

Draw

25.

1891 Feb.2

'93 Vs. '94

Harry E. Hayward '94

unknown

Draw

 

(As honors are no longer awarded at midterms, the bowl man is now elected)

26.

1892 Feb.12

'94 Vs. '95

Walter Martin '95

Old Athletic Field

Draw

27.

1893 Feb.17

'95 Vs. '96

(Rev.) James M. Stifler '96

Old Athletic Field

Draw

28.

1894 March 16

'96 Vs. '97

Algernon S. Uhler '97

Old Athletic Field

Draw

29.

1895 March 1

'97 Vs. '98

Henry G. Bartol '98

Old Athletic Field

Draw

30.

1896 March 20

'98 Vs. '99

Charles C. Harrison '99

Old Athletic Field

Draw

31.

1897 March 18

'99 Vs. '00

Seizaburo Yasukawa 1900

Old Athletic Field

Draw

32.

1898 March 28

'00 Vs. '01

Thomas P. Stevenson '01

Old Athletic Field

Draw

33.

1899 May 18

'01 Vs. '02

Leon S. Hirsh '02

Old Athletic Field

Freshmen win

34.

1900 March 22

'02 Vs. '03

David H.L. Kneedle r'03

Old Athletic Field

Draw

35.

1901 March 29

'03 Vs. '04

Frank L. Cloud '04

Old Athletic Field

Draw

36.

1902 April 10

'04 Vs. '05

Howard L. Fortiner '05

Old Athletic Field

Draw

37.

1903 April 22

'05 Vs. '06

Frederick R. Yost '06

Old Athletic Field

Freshmen Win

38.

1904 April 12

'06 Vs. '07

Carl C. Block '07

Old Athletic Field

Sophomores Win

39.

1905 April 14

'07 Vs. '08

Edward M. Bennis '08

Old Athletic Field

Sophomores Win

40.

1906 April 24

'08 Vs. '09

Warren Shebe '09

Old Athletic Field

Sophomores Win

41.

1906 Dec. 10

'09 Vs. '10

J. W. Miller '10

Franklin Field

Freshmen Win

42.

1908 March 25

'10 Vs. '11

George Kissinger '11

Franklin Field

Draw

43.

1908 Dec. 4

'11 Vs. '12

Daniel Lovett Hutchinson '12

Franklin Field

Sophomores Win

44.

1909 Dec. 1

'12 Vs. '13

G. L. Carey '13

Franklin Field

Draw

45.

1910 Nov. 30

'13 Vs. '14

Louis Young '14

Franklin Field

Draw

46.

1911 Dec. 13

'14 Vs. '15

Donald Fithian Lippincot '15

Franklin Field

Freshmen Win

47.

1912 Dec. 18

'15 Vs. '16

W. S. Tucker '16

Franklin Field

Freshmen Win

48.

1914 April 7

'16 Vs. '17

Taylor Walthour '17

"Big Quad"

Freshmen Win

49.

1915 Jan. 23

'17 Vs. '18

unknown

The Quadrangle

Freshmen Win

50.

1916 Jan. 12

'18 Vs. '19

Ingolfe Ertresvaag '19

Franklin Field

Freshmen Win

 

(After a fatality the Bowl Fight is abolished)

 

 

This exhibit was created in Nov. 2004 by Ashish Shrestha, C '08

BOWL FIGHT CONTENTS:

Intro

Origins

Highlights

Rules

The Bowl

Demise

Timeline

Poem

 

 

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