* Although it was an Olympic trial being held in Princeton, New Jersey, there was very little public recognition or coverage by the press.
* A handful of cardboard signs had been hastily put up for the few who might have been interested in watching the events.
* There were no team managers, chartered buses or arranged meals.
* The athletes had to scrounge for rides, beds and food.
* Christopher Wood, the favorite rower to represent the United States in the single sculls, was an expert at scrounging.
* He had driven from Cambridge spending $150 in gas, oil, and meals or about twice what the Olympic Committee had given him.
* Although the Olympic Committee did cover some expenses, it was very little.
* Wood's parents were quite well-off and paid for most of his expenses.
* In the 1970s and 1980s, Christopher Wood was one of the most important Americans in the sport of...
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