Full name: John Manning "Jack" Brinck
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: United States
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
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.
|1928 Summer||19||Amsterdam||Rowing||Men's Coxed Eights||United States||USA||1||Gold|
|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|