Someone was asking a question about this trophy the other day, and it occurred to me that we had never posted an image of it. Will was commissioned to construct this trophy for the Head of the Charles Regatta (Cambridge, MA) back in the days when participants in crew/sculling regattas were still allowed to take their trophies home with them. The base of the trophy, which was designed for a men's "doubles" race, comes into two pieces (representing the Boston and Cambridge sides of the Charles River). To the left is the "Stroke" man, stable and strong, who sits in the stern of the boat and keeps a steady rhythm, to the right is the "Bow" man, dynamic and nimble--especially important for steering the Head of the Charles Regatta course, which includes *many* twists and turns, some of them under bridges.
The Sy Cromwell Trophy is presented annually to the winner of the HotRC Men’s Championship Doubles race, in memory of Seymour “Sy” Cromwell, world-renowned sculling champion, Head Of The Charles enthusiast, and highly respected leader of the greater Boston rowing community.
Link to all of the Head of the Charles Regatta Trophies is here.
Will is a sculptor and draftsman, living and working in Cambridge, MA.
If you have any interest in owning an artwork by Will, feel welcome to put in a preliminary query to Katya.
Artwork depicted on this site that is not given a citation may be available, though the primary purpose of this site is not as a sales center. Many singular items are in the family or private collections and NFS.
Will continues to accept commissions, as time permits.
Kristen Beaumont Reimann
(an incomplete list by reverse order of entry date by Katya - who stopped writing "polymath" at the end of each description, because it described pretty much every one of these individuals)
Dan Wilson - Musician, Songwriter, Artist.
Sandro Carella - Artist, Instructor, Musician.
George Wilson - Master Luthier - the first link is to the first of a series of videos on harpsichords George built for Colonial Williamsburg, this second is his bibliographical interview).
Julie Zickefoose - Naturalist, Author, Musician.
Martha Beck - Life Coach, Author.
Louis Bryden - Artist.
Timothy M. Sweeney, MD - Emergency Physician, Medical Illustrator.