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Row for your life!

Updated: May 3, 2004, 12:09 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

As a University of Washington alumnus, I've long known and appreciated the legendary history of the Husky rowing program. I remember watching the 1936 eight-man team walking onto the field to a standing ovation at a 1979 football game, and my father proudly telling me how that crew went to Berlin and won the Olympic gold medal. The 1948 Husky four-man crew did the same at the 1948 London Olympics, and the 1952 crew won the bronze at Helsinki.

These days, the U.S. mixes and matches its ...

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