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The Boys in the Boat - Panel Presentation

Hear the History of UW Rowing

Saw the movie, read the book, want to know more?

Join us for a special panel presentation about the history of UW Rowing and the epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, hosted by UW Rowing historian, Eric Cohen. Cohen was one of Daniel James Brown’s first contacts when researching his 2013 novel, “Boys in the  Boat”.

Hear from Cohen and panelists:

  • Kirk Knapp, owner of Conny, the 1936 coaches’ boat
  • Melanie Barstow, ASUW Shell House tour founder
  • John Tytus, president of Pocock Racing Shells
  • Yaz Farooq, Olympian and current UW Women’s Rowing Head Coach

The level of rowing experience and inside knowledge of the “Boys in the Boat” story and movie is unsurpassed with this group. It is the first time all of them will be together for a presentation and will make for a highly entertaining and fascinating inside look at this story.

You won’t want to miss this!

After being inspired by Eric and his panel, go visit Conny, the 1936 coaches’ boat, which features prominently in the movie adaption of the Boys in the Boat  in the Antique and Classic Boat Society display. (East 1313)

Date: Sunday, February 4

Time 1 – 2 p.m.  followed by a Q&A

Location:  Club Level


Tickets are $20 or $39 which includes single day admission to the boat show and admittance to the panel presentation.