Making the Boats that Win
Season 4 Episode 415 | 6m 15s
In 1936, nine working class young rowers from the University of Washington went to the Berlin Olympics and won gold, beating out Adolf Hitler’s elite German crew. It’s a riveting story that was captured in the bestselling book, “The Boys in the Boat.” The winning shell was called the Husky Clipper, made of cedar, spruce and ash and built by the legendary George Pocock.
Aired: 07/04/16Video has closed captioning.