You can watch the 1936 University of Washington's crew's amazing story in George Clooney's recent…
The Faces Behind Rowing BC – DAVID MIEGE
In his own words:
In the mid-1980s I was working at a backcountry skiing operation. One of the clients found out I had plans to go to the University of Victoria. He suggested that rowing was a good off-season sport for skiing and told me to go talk to Alan Morrow (he was head coach at the time). My grandfather was a national champion rower in New Zealand, so I thought it was a good idea and started rowing at UVic in 1985. I later rowed with the Canadian National Team, and had medals presented to me and my teammates by Fidel Castro at the Havana Pan Am Games in 1991. I’ve never stopped loving the sport.
I am pleased to help develop rowing in the interior of British Columbia. Our club on the Shuswap Lake is small but enthusiastic.
Outside of running our small club, I keep busy working on our fifth-generation family farm. I do manage to find time in the non-rowing season to enjoy cross-country skiing at the Larch Hills near Salmon Arm. I have a Fluidesign single, an old Pocock double, and even older Kaschper coxed quad stored in the barn that are waiting for summer.