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UW’s 1936 Olympic rowers shaped by hard work, struggles

Don Hume and Gordy Adam grew up in Skagit and Whatcom counties

Shirtless young men row in a boat on the lake. Written on the photo says "1936 Berlin."
The University of Washington team rows at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin prior to their gold medal win. In the second seat facing coxswain Robert Moch is Don Hume of Anacortes. Everson’s Gordy Adam is three seats down from Hume. (Photo courtesy of MOHAI/Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection)
By Meri-Jo Borzilleri CDN Contributor
Editor’s Note: Our Boys in the Boat is a series about the legacy of Whatcom and Skagit C

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