Penn History

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

Bowl fight, 1908
Date Classes Bowl Man Venue Winner

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

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

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

1869 Dec.

’72 Vs. ’73

James N. Stone ’73

Outside Old College Hall at 9th Street

Bowl man escaped and also broke the bowl

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

1871 Dec. 22

’74 Vs. ’75

George Maris ’75

Outside Old College Hall at 9th Street

Bowl broken. Freshmen win

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)

 

1873 Dec. 24

’76 Vs. ’77

Edmund R. Tatham ’77

Around the New College Hall

Bowl broken. Freshman victorious

1874 Dec. 24

’77 Vs. ’78

Mr. Henry S. Jefferys ’78

Around the New College Hall

Bowl broken. Freshmen victorious

1875 Dec. 24

’78 Vs. ’79

(Rev.) Alexander Aden Powell ’79

Around the New College Hall

Bowl broken. Freshmen victorious

1876 Dec. 22

’79 Vs. ’80

William B. Patton ’80

Around the New College Hall

Bowl Unbroken. Bowl man escaped

1877 Dec. 24

’80 Vs. ’81

Edwin Clifford Lewis ’81

Around the New College Hall

Bowl Broken. Freshmen victorious

1878 Dec. 24

’81 Vs. ’82

(Dr.) Frederick A. Packard ’82

Around the New College Hall

Bowl man was bowled. Sophomores victorious

1879 Dec. 4

’82 Vs. ’83

Joseph W. Thompson ’83

Around the New College Hall

Draw

1881 April 13

’83 Vs. ’84

James W. Macbride ’84

Around the New College Hall

Bowl Broken. Freshmen victorious.

1881 Dec. 23

’84 Vs. ’85

(Dr.) Randolph Faries ’85

Around the New College Hall

Bowl man escaped. Bowl not broken. Draw

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)

 

1884 Jan. 31

’86 Vs. ’87

Alan B. Whittaker ’87

Around the New College Hall

Bowl man escaped. Bowl not broken. Draw

1885 Jan. 30

’87 Vs. ’88

William E. Mott ’88

New Athletic Field, 36th and Spruce

Sophomores win

 

(New set of rules introduced)

 

 

1886 Feb.9

’88 Vs. ’89

Edward W. Mumford ’89

New Athletic Field, 36th and Spruce

Draw

1887

No Fight occurred in this year.

1888 Feb.1

’90 Vs. ’91

James Starr ’91

South and East of the College Hall

Draw

1889 Feb.1

’91 Vs. ’92

Percival V. French ’92

Around the College Hall

Draw

1890 Feb.3

’92 Vs. ’93

Louis E. A. Greenleaf ’93

College Hall

Draw

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)

1892 Feb.12

’94 Vs. ’95

Walter Martin ’95

Old Athletic Field

Draw

1893 Feb.17

’95 Vs. ’96

(Rev.) James M. Stifler ’96

Old Athletic Field

Draw

1894 March 16

’96 Vs. ’97

Algernon S. Uhler ’97

Old Athletic Field

Draw

1895 March 1

’97 Vs. ’98

Henry G. Bartol ’98

Old Athletic Field

Draw

1896 March 20

’98 Vs. ’99

Charles C. Harrison ’99

Old Athletic Field

Draw

1897 March 18

’99 Vs. ’00

Seizaburo Yasukawa 1900

Old Athletic Field

Draw

1898 March 28

’00 Vs. ’01

Thomas P. Stevenson ’01

Old Athletic Field

Draw

1899 May 18

’01 Vs. ’02

Leon S. Hirsh ’02

Old Athletic Field

Freshmen win

1900 March 22

’02 Vs. ’03

David H.L. Kneedle r’03

Old Athletic Field

Draw

1901 March 29

’03 Vs. ’04

Frank L. Cloud ’04

Old Athletic Field

Draw

1902 April 10

’04 Vs. ’05

Howard L. Fortiner ’05

Old Athletic Field

Draw

1903 April 22

’05 Vs. ’06

Frederick R. Yost ’06

Old Athletic Field

Freshmen Win

1904 April 12

’06 Vs. ’07

Carl C. Block ’07

Old Athletic Field

Sophomores Win

1905 April 14

’07 Vs. ’08

Edward M. Bennis ’08

Old Athletic Field

Sophomores Win

1906 April 24

’08 Vs. ’09

Warren Shebe ’09

Old Athletic Field

Sophomores Win

1906 Dec. 10

’09 Vs. ’10

J. W. Miller ’10

Franklin Field

Freshmen Win

1908 March 25

’10 Vs. ’11

George Kissinger ’11

Franklin Field

Draw

1908 Dec. 4

’11 Vs. ’12

Daniel Lovett Hutchinson ’12

Franklin Field

Sophomores Win

1909 Dec. 1

’12 Vs. ’13

G. L. Carey ’13

Franklin Field

Draw

1910 Nov. 30

’13 Vs. ’14

Louis Young ’14

Franklin Field

Draw

1911 Dec. 13

’14 Vs. ’15

Donald Fithian Lippincot ’15

Franklin Field

Freshmen Win

1912 Dec. 18

’15 Vs. ’16

W. S. Tucker ’16

Franklin Field

Freshmen Win

1914 April 7

’16 Vs. ’17

Taylor Walthour ’17

“Big Quad”

Freshmen Win

1915 Jan. 23

’17 Vs. ’18

unknown

The Quadrangle

Freshmen Win

1916 Jan. 12

’18 Vs. ’19

Ingolfe Ertresvaag ’19

Franklin Field

Freshmen Win

(After a fatality the Bowl Fight is abolished)