The Marietta High School Lindamood Cup Regatta was officially named in 1990 to honor the founder of high school level rowing in Marietta, Coach Ralph Lindamood (1922-2001). The regatta tradition in Marietta is much older, dating into the seventies. Lindamood is a former head crew coach at Marietta College and founder of the Marietta High School program in 1964. He brought distinction to Marietta College's crew program both nationally and internationally.
It has become a springtime tradition in Marietta to look for the many visiting crew teams rowing up and down this section of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers.
Although not a USRA sanctioned event, USRA trained officials and abide by scholastic racing regulations for the regatta.
Specially designed medals are awarded to crew members placing first, second and third.