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Jack Brosius

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Teahan "Jack"•Brosius, III
Used nameJack•Brosius
Born27 February 1940 in Washington, District of Columbia (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 81 kg
AffiliationsWashington Canoe Club, Washington (USA)
NOC United States


Jack Brosius studied at Catholic University in Washington, and started paddling while a student there in the early 1960s. In 1972 he and Alan Whitney won the North American Championships and won the K-2 1,000 metres at the Olympic Trials. Brosius continued to compete for a few years after the 1972 Olympics, but later became a kayaking coach, primarily for Paralympians and disabled athletes. He worked in engineering for many years. He and his wife MG settled in Chester Harbor, Maryland where Brosius worked as a volunteer for many organizations. Notably, he acted as a “roadie” for Chestertown’s Music in the Park, where he often set up speakers and microphone stands for concerts during the summer.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) USA Jack Brosius
Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Alan Whitney 6 h1 r3/4