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Dick Draeger

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRichard Arthur "Dick"•Draeger
Used nameDick•Draeger
Born22 September 1937 in Pasadena, California (USA)
Died8 February 2016 in Novato, California (USA)
Measurements198 cm / 85 kg
AffiliationsLake Washington RC, Seattle (USA)
NOC United States


Dick Draeger rowed for Stanford and the Lake Washington RC. He and Conn Findlay both at 6-6 (1.98 m), made a giant pair at the 1960 Olympics en route to their bronze medal. Draeger’s one national title came in the 1960 Olympic trials in this event, which doubled as the National Championship regatta. In 1978 he took up rowing again in masters’ and veteran’s events, competing for the Marin Rowing Association. He competed at the Henley Veteran’s competition and the Head of the Charles Regatta.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Dick Draeger
Coxed Pairs, Men (Olympic) United States 3 Bronze