Old Navy Crew To Race in 1956

Competition among the nation's rowing colleges will undoubtedly intensify with the announcement that Navy's Olympic championship boat will reassemble from all corners of the world beginning this February in preparation for the 1956 Olympic trials in late June and early July.

This is the first time an American college crew has returned in toto to compete in the elimination races. The 1920 Annapolis crew--known as the Navy admirals--which won the Olympic Gold Medal that year attempted the feat in 1924 but only a portion of the eight oarsmen were available for competition. It was eventually beaten out in the trials for the honor of representing the United States.