Rick Rinehart - Men of Kent: Ten Boys, A Fast Boat, and the Coach Who Made Them Champions
Nov 16 2010 7:30 pm
|Historic LoDo: Local author Rick Rinehart will discuss and sign his book Men of Kent: Ten Boys, A Fast Boat, and the Coach Who Made Them Champions ($14.95 Lyons Press). Rinehart’s book tells the story of ten ordinary boys and their rowing coach who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances during the spring and summer of 1972. The Kent School’s (Kent, CT) 1972 rowing crew, of which the author was a part, had a 46-0 winning streak, had broken three course records, and claimed a national championship. In its final race, at the fabled Henley Royal Regatta in England—a race broadcast on television worldwide—the team barely edged out the Canadian National Champions to win. Kent’s achievement merited a banner headline in the New York Times sports section, and is regarded as one of the most breathtaking finishes in rowing’s long history. |
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