New York Times
The New York Times bestseller The Boys in the Boat has captured the hearts and minds of millions of people and has cast a spotlight on the sport of rowing and Washington Rowing in particular.
The tremendous story of the crew from Seattle that won gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics has generated a tremendous amount of interest in our program.
Every day, groups of people from near and far visit the Conibear Shellhouse on the University of Washington campus along the shores of Lake Washington to learn more about the boys and the boat that made history in Germany.
Visit GoHuskies.com for facts about rowing in 1936 compared to rowing today, along with answers to some most commonly answered questions.