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William Becklean

Full name: William Russell Becklean
Nickname(s): Beck
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: June 23, 1936 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: Yale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

William Becklean, known as "Beck" to his teammates, coxed the Yale crews for four years, graduating in 1958. The Eli’s biggest wins behind Beck came in 1957 when they won the Eastern Sprints and also beat Harvard. Becklean had prepared at Phillips Exeter, where he wrestled and coxed their prep crews. While at Yale he spent one year on the boxing team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Final Round 6:35.2
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 6:55.1
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Round One Heat One 6:09.1
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