Robert Moch

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Medal record
Men's rowing
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1936 Berlin Eight

Robert Gaston "Bob" Moch (June 20, 1914 – January 18, 2005) was an American rower who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.[1] He was born and raised in Montesano, Washington.

In the 1936 Olympics, he won the gold medal as coxswain of the American boat in the eights competition.[2]

His role as a coxswain for the University of Washington and Olympic crew is explored in the 2013 non-fiction book by author Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat.

After college, Moch signed on as assistant crew coach at the University of Washington, under his old coach. Moch later went on to become the head crew coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and earned his law degree from Harvard Law School. Moch became a very successful lawyer in Seattle, even winning a case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.


  1. ^ Smith, Craig (20 January 2005). "Huskies rowing great Moch dies". The Seattle Times.

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