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Eights, Men

Date25 – 26 August 1900
StatusOlympic
LocationSeine, Pont de Courbevoie – Pont d'Asnières, Paris
Participants44 from 5 countries

The American team represented the Vesper Boat Club of Philadelphia. They were a highly regarded crew, which had won the American championship in 1900, would win again in 1902, mostly with the same crew members, and again in 1904. The 1904 American championship also doubled as the Olympic title, and John Exley and Lou Abell won second gold medals at St. Louis. The first day saw warm, favorable weather and the boats rowed downstream, which led to very fast times. The final race was rowed on a cool day against a headwind and into a heavy tide. Vesper started strongly and was never challenged, easing up to win by six seconds.

PosNrBoatNOCR1Final
1Vesper Boat ClubUSA5:15.4 (1 h2)6:07.8 (1)Gold
John Exley, Jr.Harry DeBaeckeJim JuvenalJohn GeigerBill CarrEd HedleyEd MarshRoscoe LockwoodLou Abell
2Royal Club Nautique de GandBEL5:00.2 (2 h1)6:13.8 (2)Silver
Marcel Van CrombruggeFrank OdbergOscar DessomvilleProsper BruggemanMaurits VerdonckOscar De CockMaurice HemelsoetJules De BisschopRodolphe Poma 1
3Minerva AmsterdamNED4:59.2 (1 h1)6:23.0 (3)Bronze
Walter Meijer Timmerman ThijssenRuurd LeegstraJohannes van DijkHenricus TrompHendrik OfferhausRoelof KleinFrançois BrandtWalter MiddelbergHermanus Brockmann
4Germania Ruder Club, HamburgGER5:04.8 (3 h1)6:33.0 (4)2
Oscar GoßlerWalther KatzensteinErnst JencquelTheodor LaurezzariWaldemar TietgensArthur WarnckeEdgar KatzensteinGustav GoßlerAlexander Gleichmann von Oven, Jr.
AC h2 r1/2Societé Nautique de la MarneFRADNF
Jules DemaréRené WaleffPaul CocuetClément Dorlia Chantriaux GuilbertLucien MartinetMaurice Carton

Round One (25 August 1900)

First two in each heat advanced to the finals.

Heat One (11:00)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime
1Minerva AmsterdamNED4:59.2Q
Walter Meijer Timmerman ThijssenRuurd LeegstraJohannes van DijkHenricus TrompHendrik OfferhausRoelof KleinFrançois BrandtWalter MiddelbergHermanus Brockmann
2Royal Club Nautique de GandBEL5:00.2Q
Marcel Van CrombruggeFrank OdbergOscar DessomvilleProsper BruggemanMaurits VerdonckOscar De CockMaurice HemelsoetJules De BisschopRodolphe Poma 3
3Germania Ruder Club, HamburgGER5:04.8
Oscar GoßlerWalther KatzensteinErnst JencquelTheodor LaurezzariWaldemar TietgensArthur WarnckeEdgar KatzensteinGustav GoßlerAlexander Gleichmann von Oven, Jr.

Heat Two (11:15)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime
1Vesper Boat ClubUSA5:15.4Q
John Exley, Jr.Harry DeBaeckeJim JuvenalJohn GeigerBill CarrEd HedleyEd MarshRoscoe LockwoodLou Abell
DNFSocieté Nautique de la MarneFRA4
Jules DemaréRené WaleffPaul CocuetClément Dorlia Chantriaux GuilbertLucien MartinetMaurice Carton

Final Round (26 August 1900 — 17:30)

PosLaneBoatNOCTime
1Vesper Boat ClubUSA6:07.8
John Exley, Jr.Harry DeBaeckeJim JuvenalJohn GeigerBill CarrEd HedleyEd MarshRoscoe LockwoodLou Abell
2Royal Club Nautique de GandBEL6:13.8
Marcel Van CrombruggeFrank OdbergOscar DessomvilleProsper BruggemanMaurits VerdonckOscar De CockMaurice HemelsoetJules De BisschopRodolphe Poma 5
3Minerva AmsterdamNED6:23.0
Walter Meijer Timmerman ThijssenRuurd LeegstraJohannes van DijkHenricus TrompHendrik OfferhausRoelof KleinFrançois BrandtWalter MiddelbergHermanus Brockmann
4Germania Ruder Club, HamburgGER6:33.06
Oscar GoßlerWalther KatzensteinErnst JencquelTheodor LaurezzariWaldemar TietgensArthur WarnckeEdgar KatzensteinGustav Goßler