Video of the Week: Dirty Dozen Rowing Club

This is pretty cool. Eyebrow-raising, entertaining, WTF, and cool. The video goes along with this very long article from FOX Sports but it is well worth reading when you have an hour or so to kill (i.e. in the car, at the airport, etc.).

The beginning of the video pretty much sums of The Dirty Dozen’s story: “If you know what a rowing crew is supposed to look like then you know this isn’t it.” Basically it’s about a group of guys who get together, decide they want to represent the US at the 1984 Olympics, and then train and compete across the world in preparation for the trials and selection in Princeton. There are a couple names that most people familiar with rowing history will recognize, including Brad Alan Lewis and Allen Rosenberg. It’s a really neat story and one you’ve probably never heard of so definitely check it out.

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