Sport: The Greatest Crew

Not since the Olympics at Helsinki last summer, when they whipped the Russians in the final quarter mile, had Navy's undefeated crew faced such a challenge. Navy, sprint champions of the East at 2,000 meters, faced the rangy oarsmen of the University of Washington, undefeated this season and determined to revenge their poor showing in last year's Olympic trials. Moreover, the three-mile distance of the Syracuse Regatta was made to order for long-ranging Washington, while Navy had not raced beyond a mile and three quarters all season. Posted conspicuously in the Washington boathouse was the sign: "Sink the Navy."

Although there were...

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