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Historic Newsreel of 1936 UW Crew - Washington Huskies

Historic Newsreel of 1936 UW Crew

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A scour of the old newsreel from a Washington rowing alum pulled up this small nugget: video of the 1936 Husky crew team qualifying for the Berlin Olympics. The short (and soundless) clip shows the Washington boat winning, and then the team tossing coxswain Robert Mach into the water.

That boat would famously go on to win gold at the Olympic games, doing so in Nazi Germany. Last year, the last surviving member of the boat (H. Roger Morris) passed away. The Seattle Times produced a well-written obituary on Morris, while also recapping one of the greatest moments in Seattle sports history.

The video is located on, an archival research site that showcases powerful images/video worldwide.

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