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History of World Professional Sculling

World Professional Sculling Championships

1882 Edward Hanlan (CAN) defeats Edward Trickett (AUS)

From an unknown author in an article in the magazine Parade, No 176 of July 1965:

"Trickett would not admit Hanlan's superiority. He followed him back to Canada and the United States trying to arrange another match. But when they did finally race again in London in 1882, the Australian was again easily beaten."

Edward Trickett

Ned Trickett

According to Gordon Trickett's book Ned Trickett – Champion Sculler of the World:

In July (1881) the leading dignitaries of Ottawa gave Ned a testimonial. The people planned this opportunity to express their thanks to him and the goodwill and admiration they had for him, particularly for his willingness to take part in a race for their Dominion Day celebrations. It was the first race he had rowed in Canada, and he did not perform at his best.

The Lord Mayor presented him with a handsome cup of sterling silver lined with gilt. The design was that of an egg-shaped bowl, supported on three crossed sculls, bound with a laurel wreath. The bowl of the cup bore the following inscription:

Champion Oarsman of Australia
As a Mark of Esteem
by his Friends in Ottawa, Canada
July, 1 : 81.

Trickett's Canadian trophy

Trophy presented to Ned Trickett in 1881 by his "Friends in Ottawa"

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