Boys in the boat

Bobby Moch captains “Boys in the Boat”

Robert Moch (BA 1936) is the charismatic coxswain at the helm of the Husky men’s varsity eight that powers to a national championship and a dramatic come-from-behind victory in front of Adolph Hitler at the 1936 Berlin Olympics—a feat immortalized in Daniel James Brown’s bestseller, The Boys in the Boat. Moch will go on to partner in a local law firm and serve as president of the UW Alumni Association.