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Jack Brinck

Full name: John Manning "Jack" Brinck
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (189 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: September 16, 1908 in Winters, California, United States
Died: May 19, 1934 in Falfurrias, Texas, United States
Affiliations: California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

John Brinck sat in the second seat for the Cal eight that won the 1928 gold medal. Brinck was later murdered under unusual circumstances. He was driving from Falfurrias to Harlingen, Texas, when he picked up a hitch-hiker, 16-year-old William Osborne. Osborne then robbed and killed Brinck, shooting him in the right temple, and netting $70.

Brinck was a general manager for California Fruit Exchange and was on a tour of southeastern Texas when he was killed. He graduated from U Cal Berkeley in 1930 and then worked for a few years in Sacramento, California with Zellerbach Paper Company, before taking the job in Texas.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Rowing Men's Coxed Eights United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Rowing United States USA Final Round 6:03.2
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Rowing United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 6:02.0
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Rowing United States USA Quarter-Finals Heat Three 6:32.8
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Rowing United States USA Round Two Heat One 6:35.0
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Rowing United States USA Round One Heat Four 6:21.2
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