The trophy for Men's Second Varsity Eight contenders was originally presented to the IRA in 1898 by Davidson Kennedy of the University of Pennsylvania, as a trophy for four-oared races. This trophy is now annually awarded to the winner of the Men's Second Varsity Eight.

Winners of the Kennedy Challenge Cup Second Varsity Eight

1914 - Cornell

1915 - Cornell

1916 - Syracuse

1917 - N/A

1918 - N/A

1919 - N/A

1920 - Cornell

1921 - Cornell

1922 - Cornell

1923 - Syracuse

1924 - Pennsylvania

1925 - Washington

1926 - Washington

1927 - Washington

1928 - Navy

1929 - Cornell

1930 - Cornell

1931 - Syracuse

1932 - Syracuse

1933 - N/A

1934 - Syracuse

1935 - Washington

1936 - Washington

1937 - Washington

1938 - Washington

1939 - Syracuse

1940 - Washington

1941 - California

1942 - California

1943 - N/A

1944 - N/A

1945 - N/A

1946 - N/A

1947 - California

1948 - Washington

1949 - Washington

1950 - Washington

1951 - California

1952 - Navy

1953 - Washington

1954 - Cornell

1955 - Cornell

1956 - Washington

1957 - Cornell

1958 - Cornell

1959 - California

1960 - Cornell

1961 - Cornell

1962 - Navy

1963 - Navy

1964 - Washington

1965 - Navy

1966 - Dartmouth

1967 - Navy

1968 - Pennsylvania

1969 - Cornell

1970 - Pennsylvania

1971 - Navy

1972 - Washington

1973 - Wisconsin

1974 - Wisconsin

1975 - MIT

1976 - Pennsylvania

1977 - Pennsylvania

1978 - Pennsylvania

1979 - Northeastern

1980 - Cornell

1981 - Navy

1982 - Navy

1983 - Navy

1984 - Brown

1985 - Princeton

1986 - Wisconsin

1987 - Brown

1988 - Brown

1989 - Pennsylvania

1990 - Navy

1991 - Pennsylvania

1992 - Navy

1993 - Washington

1994 - Brown

1995 - Brown

1996 - Princeton

1997 - Washington

1998 - Princeton

1999 - California

2000 - California

2001 - California

2002 - California

2003 - California

2004 - Washington

2005 - Washington

2006 - Harvard

2007 - Washington

2008 - Washington

2009 - Washington

2010 - Washington

2011 - Washington

2012 - Washington

2013 - Washington

2014 - California

2015 - Washington

2016 - Harvard

2017 - Washington

All-Time Wins By Institution

 

28 - Washington

15 - Cornell

12 - Navy

11- California

8 - Pennsylvania

 

6 - Syracuse

5 - Brown

3 - Princeton

3 - Wisconsin

2 - Harvard

 

1 - Dartmouth

1 - MIT