Princeton Makes History While Mother Nature Wins Knecht Cup

By Luke Reynolds

Photo by Luke Reynolds.

Today, in historic fashion, the Princeton Tigers beat out the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University to win the 2017 Child’s Cup for the 50th time in the annual events 107th iteration. The University of Pennsylvania came in behind the Tigers with the Columbia Lions trailing in third place in the varsity eight.

Meanwhile, a few minutes from the racing on Lake Carnegie, Mercer Lake was getting blasted by heavy winds. Only nine races took place today at this year’s Knecht Cup before racing was suspended until Sunday due to high winds. Sunday’s schedule has been adjusted to make up for the postponed races. For a full list of results and the adjusted schedule visit http://www.regattaworks.com/knecht/schedule.php?id=139.