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Recorded interviews, photos and more from the 1936 Olympic team -
 
Washington's 1936 Olympic Team

  2015  

Saturday, May 2nd
The Windermere Cup
 And Opening Day Stewards’ Enclosure

Join Husky rowing alumni, parents and friends at the Washington Board of Rowing Stewards’ Enclosure to watch the Washington crews take on two-time defending world champion New Zealand U23 Men’s National Team, Columbia University and the University of Virginia at the 2015 Windermere Cup! 

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Stewards' Enclosure opens:
9:00 a.m.
Events begin:
9:55 a.m.

Cost: $10 per person. Includes grandstand seating, a light breakfast and coffee.
Location:
 Finish Line @ the west end of the Montlake Cut, on the North/University side
No reservations needed!
 

  Time

Event

     

1

10:20

Men's 8+ 40+

2

10:22

Women's 8+ 30+

3

10:24

Men's 8+ 60+

4

10:26

Women's 8+ 50+

5

10:28

Mixed 8+ 50+

6

10:30

Women's 4x+ 60+

7

10:34

Men's Open 4+

8

10:36

Women's Varsity 4+

9

10:38

Sykes Cup (Girl's 4+)

10

10:41

Women's College Open 8+

11

10:44

Men's College Open 8+

12

10:47

Whitman Cup (Girls 4x+)

13

10:50

Sara Nevin Cup (Boy's 4+)

14

10:52

George Corkery Jr Cup (Boy's 4x+)

15

10:54

McElvaine Cup (Girls 8+)

16

10:56

Honebein Cup (Boys' 8+)

17

10:59

Women's 3rd Varsity

18

11:07

Men's Freshman 8+

19

11:15

Women's Erickson Cascade Cup

20

11:25

Men's Erickson Cascade Cup

21

11:35

Women's Windermere Cup

22

11:45

Men's Windermere Cup

When writing the men's history of Washington Rowing in 2002 and 2003, I had the honor of sitting down with many of the men who had contributed or participated in some of the more memorable rowing experiences at Washington.  I met with Bob Moch '36 on a number of occasions to talk about his time as both a coxswain and a coach, from 1933 (the year Washington won the first 2,000 meter National Championship), to his tenure as UW frosh and lightweight coach at the end of the 30's.  Our conversations covered multiple topics, including his rowing career, stories of stowing away in baggage cars, Al Ulbrickson and Tom Bolles, and driving coast to coast in a brand new Packard.

I recently re-visited some of the cassette tapes I made of our interviews.  Keep in mind these were intended as reference material for writing (the sound quality is not great), but it seems appropriate to get this first part published to hear one of the men who experienced the 1936 Olympic victory relate the story, a story that has been so well documented in Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat.

Not all of our interviews were taped, but when we sat down in October of 2002, the topic was 1936 and the recorder was on.  This conversation begins with the fall of 1935, how the crew came together, "LGB", the IRA's (coming back from many lengths down), the U.S. Trials, the Olympic final, his post-race travels and the beginning of his coaching career. You will want to be comfortable; this first part is 30+ minutes long:  Washington Rowing: Bob Moch and the 1936 Season. Recorded with Eric Cohen, October 2002. mp3 format, 33:45

Want to learn more about The Boys in the Boat, the '36 crew, and how rowing in the 30's compares to today?  GoHuskies has an interesting summary of the stats and figures showing how the sport has changed (and also stayed the same) - The Boys in the Boat: Then and Now. In addition, Columns Magazine recently published a short piece by Colby White, son of John White '38, recalling his father, here - Finding My Father. And of course, don't miss our history section - The 1930's, or coxswain Bob Moch '36 describing the Olympic race for us in 2002: Bob Moch, the '36 Olympics and the Influence of Husky Crew on His Life. Recorded November 2002, mp3 format, 1:29

At Washington, our team includes exceptional and dedicated athletes and coaches, a vibrant alumni group, active parents, and friends from across the globe. Our core values include an equal and inclusive environment for all of our athletes - men and women together - and emphasize tradition, community, education, and teamwork. These values do not end at the shellhouse doors, but are a commitment every VBC member has made - since the days of Hiram Conibear - to strive for excellence both on and off the water.  Welcome to our website!

 

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The History

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Media Archive

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