Sport: Washington v. Princeton

Sixteen huge thighs kicked as one, sixteen monumental wrists snapped down, eight long oars feathered the water of Lake Carnegie and dug in deep for another stroke. The crew of the University of Washington was rowing against Princeton. They had arrived from the West Coast a week before to perfect their technic and between spells of rowing their large shapes had been seen posing about the town in sweaters adorned with little oars—a crew of giants. Two of them were six feet five inches high; their average height was six feet three; even the...

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