San Diego Crew Classic Research Paper

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ZLAC being the nation’s oldest women rowing club, introduced many women cross the nation to the sport of rowing and with its popularity growing it allowed for further growth for women and in the realm of sports. In 1973 the San Diego Crew Classic was created by Patricia Stone Wyatt a member of ZLAC and by Joe Jessop Sr. a member of the San Diego Rowing Club. The San Diego Crew Classic was created as an incentive to bring top collegiate crews to Mission Bay for showdown regattas. This attention to the public made rowing more aware to the media and that lead to more women rowers being discovered. In the 1976 Olympics games in Montreal women made their first appearance in a world recognized sporting event. It was the biggest achievement for women
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