Full name: John Gerald Ross
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: January 24, 1945 in [unknown], Ontario, Canada
Died: August 30, 2009 in Sonoma, California, United States
John Ross got his first taste of international rowing at the 1967 Pan American Games in the now-discontinued Men's Coxed Fours event (alongside Neil Campbell and the non-Olympians Ray Guy and Geoffrey Wright), but failed to win a medal. He got his next chance at the 1968 Summer Olympics, this time as a member of the coxed eight, where he finished in ninth place out of twelve squads. He later moved to Sonoma, California and donated his spare time to nonprofit organizations as a musician and an electrician until his death in August 2009, which occurred just over a month after that of his Olympic teammate John McIntyre. He was later honored by a resolution adopted by the Sonoma City Council.
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