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Buchen, Walther (ed.) / The Wisconsin magazine
Vol. VII, No. 7 (April 1910)

Trane, Reuben
The crew,   pp. [unnumbered]-4



The Wisconsin Magazine
Volume VII.
APRIL, 1910
WALTHER BUCHEN, Editor-in-Chief ELIZABETH F. CORBETT, Ass't Editor
PAUL MORRIS, Athletic          OSCAR NADEAU., Illustrating Editor
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The Crew
REUBEN TRANE,'10
  The Wisconsin crew has raced at Pough-
keepsie for the past eleven years and has
failed to win a single victory in the varsity
race. That is a cold fact that is only too
well realized by all of us. Eleven times we
have sent our crew out east and each time
the students and alumni have waited anx-
iously for the news of a Wisconsin victory
upon the Hudson, but fortune has not fa-
vored us so far, and we are still looking
forward to that first victory. Every one
knows at least this much about our crew,
and it is only natural that most people say
that they have made no showing at all in
their competition with eastern colleges.
  Eleven attempts with as many failures
to win a victory is a hard way to look at
the situation. If it were eleven trials and
each time our crew were last, or nearly so,
the situation would truly be one that would
warrant the discontinuance of sending the
crew to Poughkeepsie yearly. Let us try
to figure what our record has been upon
a percentage basis, and perhaps we can
throw a little light upon the situation.
Suppose that there are five crews entering
a race; give the loser zero per cent, the
fourth crew 25 per cent; the third, 50;
the second, 75, and the winner, 100 per
cent. This appears to be a fair way of
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