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Last Member of 1936 Rowing Team Passes

The last member of the 1936 UW gold medal Olympic rowing team that represented the US in Berlin Olympic's has passed away,

This story taken from the Seattle Times.

H. Roger Morris, 94, who manned the bow position on the University of Washington crew that won the eight-oared gold medal at Adolph Hitler's 1936 Olympics in Berlin, died Tuesday at his home in Maple Valley.



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A German sweep of the Berlin Olympics rowing events at the Regatta Pavilion at Grunau was averted only by a University of Washington win in the eights in front of Adolph Hitler, and the British triumph in the double (which marked Jack Beresfords fifth medal (and third gold) over a span of five Olympics). Beresford, who ranks with Nickalls and Redgrave as one of Englands finest oarsmen, also accounted for seven Wingfields, four Diamonds and two Grands.

 

The story of the 1936 Rowing Team.