The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics - Part 2: Resiliency, Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

Daniel James Brown
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In January, the new freshman crew returned to campus and were upgraded for the first time into proper racing shells built by George Pocock. The team trained by racing against the JV and varsity crew teams before their big race against the University of California’s team in mid-April. Whoever won that race would go to Poughkeepsie in June to race against the elite eastern schools. Nine brutal months of training for the possibility of two major races. In his six years as freshman coach, Bolles had never lost to California on Lake Washington, and he didn’t intend for this year to be the first. He raced the boys against each other in three boats, although with the terrible winter weather, many more boys began to drop out and Bolles sometimes struggled to fill the third boat. Ulbrikson was working his...

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