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Jack Sulger

Jack Sulger (Rowing.  Born, New York, NY, Mar. 20, 1913; died, New York, NY, Jan. 2, 1979.)  One of the most popular and successful coaches in his sport, John J. Sulger was a major force in rowing for over 35 years.  Sulger was a six-time national champion as an oarsman, but earned his greatest distinctions as […]

Larry Klecatsky

Larry Klecatsky (Rowing.  Born, St. Paul, MN, Aug. 11, 1941.)  Dr. Lawrence J. Klectsky ranks as one of the finest rowers in New York history but it took an accident of military assignment to bring him to New York.  Klecatsky began rowing in 1957 on the Mississippi River as a member of his South St. […]

Richard Glendon

Richard Glendon (Rowing.  Born, Boston, MA, Nov. 1, 1895; died, South Chatham, MA, Dec. 13, 1933.)  During the greatest days in the history of American rowing, when 100,000 or more spectators lined the banks of the Hudson River for the annual Intercollegiate championship regatta in the 1920’s, Richard J. Glendon’s crews were at the very […]

Horace Davenport

Horace Davenport (Rowing.  Born, Buffalo, NY, Jan. 26, 1907; died, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, Sept. 15, 1991.)  As the most celebrated member of Columbia’s most famous rowing eight, Horace E. Davenport represented the finest traditions of intercollegiate and amateur athletics.  Davenport was an all-around athlete at Columbia, playing three seasons of varsity football and competing on the […]

Henry Buermeyer

Henry Buermeyer (Track and field.  Born, New York, NY, Aug. 19, 1839; died, Brooklyn, NY, Oct. 10, 1922.)  Known in his early years as a rower and the top amateur boxer in the country, Henry Buermeyer became one of the three principal founders of the New York Athletic Club in 1868.  Buermeyer enlisted in the […]

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