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Conn Findlay

Full name: Conrad Francis "Conn" Findlay
Gender: Male
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: April 24, 1930 in Stockton, California, United States
Affiliations: Lake Washington RC, Seattle (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing, Sailing

Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Conn Findlay graduated from [Cal/Berkeley] in 1956 and spent many years at sport's highest levels. He started as a rower for Cal and was partnered by Stanford's Dan Ayrault and coxswain, Kurt Seiffert, at the 1956 Olympics. After a losing effort in Rome in 1960, partnered by stroke-oar Dick Draeger, he reached the highest step of the victory platform with Ed Ferry and coxswain, Kent Mitchell, at the 1964 Olympics. Findlay and Ferry also won two national titles in the pairs with, as well as the 1963 Pan-Am gold medal in that event (with the non-Olympian cox Charles Blitzer). In 1974 Findlay was a crew member with Dennis Conner on the boat, Mariner, at the America's Cup trials. Though Mariner was not chosen to defend the Cup, Conner picked Findlay to join him in 1976 and together they won a bronze medal in Tempest class yachting. Conn Findlay achieved yachting's ultimate in 1977, however, when he served as the mast man on Ted Turner's Courageous, which defended the America's Cup. In 1983 he again served as a crew member on Courageous in the Cup Trials, this time for skipper John Kolius).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Rowing Men's Coxed Pairs United States USA 1 Gold
1960 Summer 30 Roma Rowing Men's Coxed Pairs United States USA 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Rowing Men's Coxed Pairs United States USA 1 Gold
1976 Summer 46 Montréal Sailing Mixed Two Person Keelboat United States USA 3 Bronze

Mixed Two Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T
1976 Summer 46 Montréal Sailing United States USA Dennis Conner Final Standings 1976-07-19 32.7 47.7
1976 Summer 46 Montréal Sailing United States USA Dennis Conner Race One 1976-07-19 3.0 2-19:56
1976 Summer 46 Montréal Sailing United States USA Dennis Conner Race Two 1976-07-20 3.0 2-13:02
1976 Summer 46 Montréal Sailing United States USA Dennis Conner Race Three 1976-07-21 5.7 2-24:45
1976 Summer 46 Montréal Sailing United States USA Dennis Conner Race Four 1976-07-23 10.0 2-17:56
1976 Summer 46 Montréal Sailing United States USA Dennis Conner Race Five 1976-07-25 15.0 3-31:01
1976 Summer 46 Montréal Sailing United States USA Dennis Conner Race Six 1976-07-26 8.0 1-54:40
1976 Summer 46 Montréal Sailing United States USA Dennis Conner Race Seven 1976-07-27 3.0 2-05:01

Men's Coxed Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Dan Ayrault Final 8:26.1
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Dan Ayrault Semi-Finals Heat Two 9:25.1
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Rowing United States USA Dan Ayrault Round One Heat Two 7:42.8
1960 Summer 30 Roma Rowing United States USA Dick Draeger Final 7:34.58
1960 Summer 30 Roma Rowing United States USA Dick Draeger Round One Repêchage Heat One 7:39.00
1960 Summer 30 Roma Rowing United States USA Dick Draeger Round One Heat One 7:39.50
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Rowing United States USA Ed Ferry Final 8:21.23
1964 Summer 34 Tokyo Rowing United States USA Ed Ferry Round One Heat One 7:53.17