The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics - Part 4: Touching the Divine, Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

Daniel James Brown
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After witnessing the strength of the Washington team at the Poughkeepsie Regatta, Ky Ebright and the other coaches knew that they would be facing the best team in America at the Olympic trials. All of the coaches knew that they had better bring the best of the best to compete. The trials took place on Lake Carnegie at Princeton University, only a few miles from Poughkeepsie. There were six teams competing to represent the United States at the upcoming Olympics: Washington, California, Penn, Navy, Princeton, and the New York Athletic Club, with the six teams being divided into two groups for preliminary races. Of those races, only the top four would compete in the actual trial. Washington was grouped with Princeton and the New York Athletic Club. Neither was a real threat, and the team felt relaxed headed into the...

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