CC USA Walter Hoover

                 Walter M. Hoover (Duluth BC, Minnesota)

In 1922, one day after winning the Philadelphia Gold Challenge Cup

(the single sculls championship trophy) Walter Hoover embarked for

England to compete at the Henley Royal Regatta. He won two heats

advancing to defeat England's Jack Beresford in the final. Hoover

was the second American to win the race, and the first in 22 years.

After retiring as a competitive sculler in 1928, Hoover coached rowers

from the Detroit Boat Club. In 1956, he was the coach of the U.S.

Olympic rowing team's small boats. His five teams won two gold

medals (M2-, M2+), two silver medals (M2X, M4-) and one bronze

medal (M1X) at the Olympic regatta in Melbourne.





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