More than ‘Boys in the Boat’: For UW crew, Olympic rowing ties run deep

Hans Struzyna, left, and Alex Bunkers, right, of the University of Washington’s Varsity eight men’s crew team, tap fists prior to the start of the first varsity eight heat in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association national championships, Thursday, June 2, 2011, Camden, N.J.

With one of the most storied histories in collegiate rowing, it is no wonder that Washington rowers have such a prominent presence at the Olympics. The eight former Huskies who are competing for the U.S. make up nearly 20 percent of the current Olympic rowing team.

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